Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro
13 DEC 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    13 Dec 2015 - 13 Dec 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Erwin SchrottFigaro
    • Anita HartigSusanna
    • Stéphane DegoutCount Almaviva
    • Kate LindseyCherubino
    • Krystian AdamDon Basilio
    • Ellie DehnCountess Almaviva
    • Carlo LeporeBartolo
    • Louise WinterMarcellina
  • Creative

    • David McVicarDirector
    • Ivor BoltonConductor

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From the Royal Opera House.

Often considered a perfect opera, Le nozze di Figaro represents Mozart’s genius at its most lively and delightful. Based on a play that was originally banned for its political content, the fast-moving libretto creates realistic characters made even more human by Mozart’s outstanding music. David McVicar’s popular staging of this comedy returns in the hands of the leading British conductor Ivor Bolton. The cast is led by the star bass Erwin Schrott, who has sung the role to great acclaim at Covent Garden before, partnered with star Romanian soprano Anita Hartig in the role of Susanna.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Les Liaisons Dangereuses
10 APR 2016
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    10 Apr 2016 - 10 Apr 2016
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 45 minutes
  • Cast

    • Janet McTeerLa Marquise de Merteuil
    • Morfydd ClarkCécile Volanges
    • Adjoa AndohMadame de Volanges
    • Dominic WestLe Vicomte de Valmont
    • Theo Barklem-biggsAzolan
    • Una StubbsMadame de Rosemonde
    • Elaine CassidyMadame de Tourvel
    • Jennifer SaayengÉmilie
    • Edward HolcroftLe Chevalier Danceny
    • Thom PettyMajor-domo
    • Alison ArnoppJulie
  • Creative

    • Josie RourkeDirector
    • Tom ScuttDesigner
    • Tom ScuttLighting Designer
    • Carolyn DowningSound Designer
    • Michael Bruce Composer
    • Richard RyanFight Director
    • Arthur PitaMovement Director
    • Alastair CoomerCasting Director

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From the National Theatre.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The Honourable Woman) and Dominic West (The Wire).

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton's irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

★★★★★ Theatre at its most seductive. Dominic West proves superb, Janet McTeer makes a triumphant return to the West End. - Evening Standard
★★★★ Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ An evening to richly savour - Guardian
★★★★ West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder…McTeer is sensational as Merteuil - Time Out
★★★★ One of the best stage adaptations ever written - Observer
★★★★★ Theatre at its most seductive. Dominic West proves superb, Janet McTeer makes a triumphant return to the West End. - Evening Standard
★★★★ Heady and intoxicating. A brilliantly revived adaptation - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ An evening to richly savour - Guardian
★★★★ West is great as Valmont, a booming, lusty bounder…McTeer is sensational as Merteuil - Time Out
★★★★ One of the best stage adaptations ever written - Observer

Les Vêpres Siciliennes

Les Vêpres Siciliennes
8 DEC 2013
11AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    08 Dec 2013 -
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 5 minutes
  • Cast

    • Marina PoplavskayaHélène
    • Michael VolleGuy de MontfortMichael Volle
    • Bryan HymelHenri
    • Jean TeitgenLe Sire de Béthune
    • Erwin SchrottJean Procida
  • Creative

    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Stefan HerheimDirector
    • Philipp FürhoferSet designs

Part of The World Opera & Ballet Season 2013/2014

Les Vêpres Siciliennes is one of Verdi’s lesser-known mature operas, but was vital to his development as a composer. It was created for the Paris Opéra in 1855, providing Verdi with an opportunity to embrace the elaborate style and traditions of French grand opera. The story is set to impassioned and dramatic music, rich in showpiece arias and ensembles and with striking choruses.

Stefan Herheim brings Verdi’s tale of revenge, family relations and patriotism to Covent Garden for the first time. His imaginative production draws parallels between the opera and the opera house for which it was written, including a spectacular re-creation of the Paris Opéra itself. Musically, the work contains impressive choruses, passionate duets and some wonderful showpiece arias for the principal singers. Particular highlights include Procida’s aria on returning to Sicily ‘Et toi, Palerme’, the Act IV duet ‘De courroux et d’effroi’ in which Hélène expresses her sympathy for Henri’s dilemma and Hélène’s brilliant Act V boléro, ‘Merci, jeunes amis’.

London Road

London Road
22 Nov 2011 - 17 Dec 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    22 Nov 2011 - 17 Dec 2011

On the surface the two characters, Stella and Rosa Kaplowitz, have nothing in common. Stella is a young Nigerian woman living in a damp, converted storage room. Long distant family, dodgy gangsters and a sense of survival makes her very mistrusting of the gestures of strangers. Rosa is an elderly Jewish widow living in a flat on the fifth floor. Her children and grandchildren live in Australia and Israel so she keeps herself occupied by becoming very involved in the business of her neighborhood. An act of violence brings these two ladies together, and a beautiful friendship results.

With London Road Lara Bye brings her trademark attention to detail, intelligent sophistication, a unique theatre style and staging to the production. Bye’s other recent projects have included The Flying Dutchman at the Suidoosterfees and ‘night, Mother for this year’s Main Programme at the National Arts Festival, again working with London Road designer Craig Leo and lighting designer Faheem Bardien. Sound design by Braam Du Toit.

“Memorable, mesmerising, magnificent” - Citizen
“a treasure…. a warm, witty and wise drama” - Business Day
“a very special piece of theatre” - thedailymaverick.co.za
"...feels like a little miracle." - The Next 48 Hours
“….simply brilliant... radiates beauty and empathy." - Sunday Independent
“The humour is gentle, the drama and pathos understated … brought to life by two formidable stage talents …” - Sunday Times
“A beautifully written script performed magnificently by two very talented women and directed with such beautiful eloquence. This play raises the bar on new South African writing for theatre.” - Ismail Mahomed, National Arts Festival Director
"...awash with lingering powerful images." - Cape Times
“Go to London Road. It’s worth the journey.” - Cape Argus
“Die 36-jarige Scott in die rol van die bejaarde Rosa Kaplowitz is verbysterend… Makhutshi is pragtig en het ‘n sterk teenwoordigheid op die verhoog.” - Die Burger
“…..Spagnoletti has both a good ear for dialogue and a camp sense of humour…This is indeed promising new work.” - Mail and Guardian
“…… an absolute master class in movement and breath….” - www.writingstudio.co.za
“I cannot think of a single reason why anyone in Cape Town shouldn’t see this play.” - www.meganshead.co.za
“London Road is quite simply not to be missed.” - www.yoursoapbox.co.za
“…the visual prompts are so effective one hardly needs imagination….” - Artslink
“London Road is a compassionate vignette with many laugh-out-loud moments and well worth an evening out.” - False Bay Echo
“……London Road will definitely leave you with a warm appreciation for one’s friendships and the joys of sharing.” - www.bizcommunity.com

Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions
18 MAY 2014
11AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    18 May 2014 -
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Vladislav LantratovLucien, a young composer
    • Diana VishnevaCoralie, Paris Opera ballerina
    • Ekaterina ShipulinaFlorine, Paris Opera ballerina
    • Artem OvcharenkoThe First Danser
    • Yegor SimachevCamusot, Coralie's patron
    • Alexander FadeyechevThe Duke, Florine's patron
  • Creative

    • Leonid DesyatnikovComposer
    • Alexei RatmanskyChoreographer
    • Alexander VedernikovMusic Director
    • Jerome KaplanSet Designer
    • Vincent MilletLighting Designer
    • Guillaume GallienneDrama Consultant

Screened as part of The World Opera & Ballet Season 2013/2014

Based on French writer Honoré de Balzac’s novel, Lost Illusions is a new ballet created by celebrated choreographer, Alexei Ratmansky, set against the backdrop of 19th century Paris. Ratmansky, tells the story of a young composer lured away from his friends and his love by the prospects of fame and money. This stylized adaptation of Balzac’s timeless novel blends ambition, disillusionment and thwarted love, while exploring themes of human nature and restless youth, set to a spellbinding original score.

Macbeth

Macbeth
1 DEC 2013
11AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    01 Dec 2013 - 01 Dec 2013
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Kenneth BranaghMacbeth
    • Alex KingstonLady Macbeth
    • Jimmy YuillBanquo
    • John ShrapnelDuncan / Seyton
    • Elliot BalchinDonalbain
    • Ray FearonMacduff
    • Charlie CameronFirst Weird Sister
    • Laura ElsworthySecond Weird Sister
    • Anjana VasanThird Weird Sister
  • Creative

    • Rob Ashford & Kenneth BranaghDirectors
    • Christopher OramDesigner
    • Neil AustinLighting Designer

Part of The National Live Theatre Season 2013/2014

Captured live at Manchester International Festival on July 20 2013, Macbeth features Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn, Hamlet) in his first Shakespeare performance in over a decade as Macbeth, and Alex Kingston (Doctor Who, ER) as Lady Macbeth.
National Theatre Live’s 2010 broadcast of Hamlet returns to cinemas as part of the National Theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Anna Christie at the Donmar Warehouse, Thoroughly Modern Millie on Broadway) and BAFTA Award-winner Kenneth Branagh, this unique production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of ambition and treachery unfolds within the walls of an intimate deconsecrated Manchester church.

Kenneth Branagh has long been lauded as one of the great Shakespearean interpreters. His skills as a writer, director and actor have garnered international acclaim across the disciplines of stage, film and television, and he is the only man to be nominated in five different categories for an Academy Award. He last performed Shakespeare when he played Richard III at the Sheffield Crucible in 2002. Recent stage performances as Edmond at the National Theatre and Ivanov for the Donmar played to great acclaim. In 2011 he completed a sell-out run of the hit comedy The Painkiller at the Lyric Theatre in his home city of Belfast.

Alex Kingston won critical acclaim for her numerous television roles including Dr. Elizabeth Corday in ER and River Song in Doctor Who. A former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, performing in Much Ado About Nothing, King Lear and Love’s Labour’s Lost amongst others, Kingston was recently seen on the London stage in Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse. In 2006 she played Nurse Ratched in the West End production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest starring Christian Slater. Recent feature film credits include Sweetland opposite Alan Cummings and Alpha Dog, starring Justin Timberlake.

Rob Ashford has directed and choreographed productions on both sides of the Atlantic. From collaborations with the Donmar Warehouse and National Theatre, to Broadway, Ashford has a string of nominations and awards to his name including an Olivier Award for Anna Christie and nominations for A Streetcar Named Desire and Parade (Donmar Warehouse) and a Tony Award for Thoroughly Modern Millie and nominations for productions including Evita and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He also won an Emmy for his choreography at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

★★★★★ The actors inhabit their characters with a raw, crackling intensity. - Sunday Express
★★★★★ From the start this superbly realised, thrilling and chilling production has a filmic fluidity and a hurtling pace. - Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ A Macbeth which will go down as one of the Scottish Play’s great revivals. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ A powerful clear-headed production...packs a hell of a wallop. - Daily Express
★★★★★ The actors inhabit their characters with a raw, crackling intensity. - Sunday Express
★★★★★ From the start this superbly realised, thrilling and chilling production has a filmic fluidity and a hurtling pace. - Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ A Macbeth which will go down as one of the Scottish Play’s great revivals. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ A powerful clear-headed production...packs a hell of a wallop. - Daily Express

Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly
23 APR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 45 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in Italian
  • Cast

    • Ermonela JahoCio-Cio-San
    • Marcelo PuenteB.F. Pinkerton
    • Scott HendricksSharpless
    • Elizabeth DeshongSuzuki
  • Creative

    • Giacomo PucciniMusic
    • Antonio PappanoConductor
    • Moshe LeiserDirector
    • Patrice CaurierDirector

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Royal Opera House.

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is one of
 the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by
 a callous American husband. Much-loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings 
the title role for the first time at Covent Garden, in Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier's stunningly beautiful production.

The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) 
of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria
‘Un bel dì’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano, acclaimed for his interpretations of Italian opera, conducts this intense and gripping journey from light and excitement to darkness and self-sacrifice.

 

Man and Superman

Man and Superman
18 OCT 2015
11 AM | R100
  • Dates

    18 Oct 2015 - 18 Oct 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 40 minutes with one interval
  • Cast

    • Ralph FiennesJack Tanner
    • Indira VarmaAnn Whitfield
    • Tim McMullanMendoza / The Devil
  • Creative

    • Simon GodwinDirector
    • Christopher OramDesigner
    • James FarncombeLighting Designer

Screened as part of the 2015 & 2016 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.

Academy Award® nominee Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Schindler’s List; Oedipus at the National Theatre) plays Jack Tanner in this exhilarating reinvention of Shaw’s witty, provocative classic.

A romantic comedy, an epic fairytale, a fiery philosophical debate, Man and Superman asks fundamental questions about how we live.

Jack Tanner, celebrated radical thinker and rich bachelor, seems an unlikely choice as guardian to the alluring heiress, Ann. But she takes it in her assured stride and, despite the love of a poet, she decides to marry and tame this dazzling revolutionary.

Tanner, appalled by the whiff of domesticity, is tipped off by his chauffeur and flees to Spain, where he is captured by bandits and meets The Devil. An extraordinary dream-debate, heaven versus hell, ensues. Following in hot pursuit, Ann is there when Tanner awakes, as fierce in her certainty as he is in his.

★★★★★ Out of this world. Ralph Fiennes flies high as Bernard Shaw’s Superman. - Metro
★★★★ Dazzling. Ralph Fiennes proves his star status. Indira Varma is a triumph. - The Times
★★★★ Astonishing. A masterly performance from Ralph Fiennes, Tim McMullan is supremely funny. - Guardian
★★★★ Ralph Fiennes gives one of the best performances of his career. - Independent
★★★★★ Out of this world. Ralph Fiennes flies high as Bernard Shaw’s Superman. - Metro
★★★★ Dazzling. Ralph Fiennes proves his star status. Indira Varma is a triumph. - The Times
★★★★ Astonishing. A masterly performance from Ralph Fiennes, Tim McMullan is supremely funny. - Guardian
★★★★ Ralph Fiennes gives one of the best performances of his career. - Independent

Marco Spada

Marco Spada
15 JUN 2014
11AM | R100
  • Dates

    15 Jun 2014 - 15 Jun 2014
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cast

    • David HallbergMarco Spada
    • Evgenia ObraztsovaAngela
    • Olga SmirnovaMarchesa
    • Semyon ChudinPrince Frederici
    • Igor TsvirkoCount Pepinelli
    • Alexei LoparevichFriar Borromeo
    • Andrei SitnikovPrince Osorio
    • Anastasia StashkevichThe Bride
    • Vyacheslav LopatinThe Groom
  • Creative

    • Daniel-François-Esprit AuberMusic
    • Pierre LacotteChoreographer
    • Alexei BogoradMusic Director
    • Pierre LacotteSet & Costumes
    • Damir Ismagilov Lighting Designer

Screened as part of The World Opera & Ballet Season 2013/2014

The bandit Marco Spada cheerfully plunders the surrounding region just under the nose of the Governor. He hides his identity carefully and raises his daughter Angela in a castle. Completely unaware of his double life and his clandestine activities, Angela is concerned about her love situation. She longs for Prince Federici but is shattered when she discovers she may not be able to marry him...

Recently added to the Bolshoi’s repertoire in November 2013, this rarely presented "swashbuckling" ballet, now sees its rebirth on the stage of the famed theatre. Re-created specifically for the Bolshoi by French choreographer Pierre Lacotte, Marco Spada is a grandiose and unique ballet both on a technical and dramatic level: complex choreography, five lead roles created for five principals, several changes in scenery, the participation of nearly all the Corps de ballet, and even the presence of animals on stage... With its scenes of pantomime, devilish intrigue, rejected suitors, kidnapping heroines, rebellion, and lovers misunderstandings, Marco Spada is a fresh and joyful ballet not to be missed.

Master Harold ... and the Boys

Master Harold ... and the Boys
4 - 30 MARCH 2013
TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 5 & 8:30 PM | R130-R150
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Mar 2013 - 30 Mar 2013
  • Time

    TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 5 & 8:30 PM
  • Price

    R130-R150
  • Cast

    • Alex MiddlebrookHally
    • Tshamano SebeSam
    • Themba MchunuWillie
  • Creative

    • Kim KerfootDirector
    • Julia AnastasopoulosDesign
    • Athol FugardAuthor
    • Eric AbrahamProducer

Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Athol Fugard’s masterpiece will open in the Fugard Studio Theatre on the 4th March 2013.

Set in the St. George’s Park tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, Master Harold ... and the Boys tells the story of three friends, one a 17 year old white boy and the other two the black servants he has grown up around, whose relationship is put to the test by societal and personal forces. The play devastatingly reveals how racial prejudice, especially legislated racial prejudice, insinuates itself into every social sphere of existence, until the very language of ordinary human discourse begins to reflect the policy that makes black men subservient to the power exercised by white men. As with all of Athol Fugard’s work, the brilliance of Master Harold ... and the Boys lies in that it deals not with political issues, but with individuals, and their struggles for life and happiness in a world that is set up to deny them these basic human rights.

Directed by Kim Kerfoot (Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act) and designed by Julia Anastasopoulos (Champ) Master Harold ... and the Boys will enjoy a limited engagement in the intimate Fugard Studio Theatre from 4 to 30 March.

The troubled teenager, Hally, is played by newcomer Alex Middlebrook, who himself is currently in Grade 11 and comes to the Fugard Theatre by kind agreement with Reddam House. While he has been on stage several times before (Gilbert and Sullivan’s King and I, Fiddler on the Roof and Yeomen of the Guard) Master Harold ... and the Boys marks Alex’s professional debut to the Theatre.

Willie is played by UCT graduate Themba Mchunu (Door, Land of the Cranes) while Sam is played by the celebrated, veteran South African Actor Tshamano Sebe (Green Man Flashing, Jesus Hopped the A Train, District Six the Musical, The Piano Player, Stokvel, Generations). Sebe has previously played the character of Sam for which he won the Fleur du Cap Award for Best Actor in 1999.

Bookings are now open and tickets can be bought through computicket.com or by dialling the Fugard Theatre’s box office on 021 461 4554. There are excellent discounts for learners, students and pensioners. Friends of the Fugard continue to receive great discounts on all Fugard Theatre productions. There is plenty of safe, secure parking across the road from the main entrance of the Fugard Theatre on Caledon Street.

Classic play comes 'home' - Cape Times
sensational ... astounding ... brilliant - Artslink.co.za
**** Trio se skitterspel laat Fugard-stuk herleef - Die Burger
Dynamic, poignant coming of age story - Cape Argus
...touches the hearts of a new generation - Artslink.co.za
Classic play comes 'home' - Cape Times
sensational ... astounding ... brilliant - Artslink.co.za
**** Trio se skitterspel laat Fugard-stuk herleef - Die Burger
Dynamic, poignant coming of age story - Cape Argus
...touches the hearts of a new generation - Artslink.co.za

Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure
11 JUN 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    11 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Mariah GaleIsabella
    • Kurt EgyiawanAngelo
    • Dominic RowanDuke Vincentio
    • Joel MacCormackClaudio
  • Creative

    • Dominic DromgooleDirector
    • Jonathan FensomDesign

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Globe Theatre.

Vincentio, Duke of Vienna, disgusted by the immorality in his city, announces his withdrawal from public life and leaves his deputy, the puritanical Angelo, in charge. Angelo, in his zeal for observing the letter of the law, begins a ruthless programme to stamp out sexual licence, in the course of which he condemns one Claudio to death. Surely Claudio’s virginal sister Isabella, a novice nun seeking mercy for her brother, could not awake the lust of this cold, censorious man?

Injustice, hypocrisy and the challenge of in exible virtue combine in Measure for Measure, Shakespeare’s most searching exploration of sexual politics and social justice.

Medea

Medea
19 OCT 2014
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    19 Oct 2014 - 19 Oct 2014
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Helen McCroryMedea
  • Creative

    • Carrie CracknellDirector
    • Tom ScuttDesigner
    • Lucy CarterLighting
    • Lucy GuerinChoreography
    • Gregory ClarkeSound Design

Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season

Helen McCrory (The Last of the Haussmans) returns to the National Theatre to take the title role in Euripides’ powerful tragedy, in a new version by Ben Power, directed by Carrie Cracknell.

Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children. Cornered, she begs for one day’s grace.
 It’s time enough. She exacts an appalling revenge and destroys everything she holds dear.

Helen McCrory’s theatre work includes The Last of the Haussmans, Blood Wedding and The Seagull for the National Theatre; The Late Middle Classes, Old Times, Twelfth Night and Uncle Vanya (Donmar Warehouse); and As You Like It (West End).  Her extensive film and television work includes Skyfall, Hugo, Leaving, A Little Chaos, Penny Dreadful, The Queen, Harry Potter, Street Life (RTS & Monte Carlo Best Actress Awards), Anna Karenina, The Jury and North Square (Critics’ Circle Award).

Carrie Cracknell’s recent work includes Blurred Lines (National Theatre), A Doll’s House (Young Vic, West End and New York) and Wozzeck (ENO). She is Associate Director at the Royal Court Theatre and an Associate Artist at the Young Vic, and was previously Artistic Director of The Gate Theatre.

Moedertaal

Moedertaal
14 NOV – 2 DEC 2018
TUE – FRI 8 PM | sat 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R165
  • Dates

    14 Nov 2017 - 02 Dec 2017
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | sat 4 & 8 PM
  • Price

    R130 – R165
  • Language

    Afrikaans with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Sandra Prinsloo
  • Creative

    • Nico ScheepersDirector, Writer, Music

Acclaimed production Moedertaal comes to the Fugard Theatre Studio for a limited run from 14 November to 2 December.

Featuring the theatre dream team of South African icon Sandra Prinsloo, and writer/director Nico Scheepers, Moedertaal comes to Cape Town fresh off the festival circuit where it pulled full houses and standing ovations.

Moedertaal is the next installment in Sandra Prinsloo’s trifecta of one-person plays, started so beautifully with Die Naaimasjien and Oskar en die pienk tannie. And now, Moedertaal, performed by Prinsloo in a raw and moving journey through life, filled with love, honesty and laughter.

“Die kombinasie van Scheepers en Prinsloo is teatergoud” - Ilza Roggeband, Krit.

“Sandra maak teater lewendig en toeganklik” - Alita Steenkamp, Laevelder.

Previously seen on the Fugard Theatre stage in Wie’s bang vir Virginia Woolf and So Ry Miss Daisy, multiple award-winning icon Sandra Prinsloo needs no introduction. Doyenne of the South African stage, she brings a fire to every part that cannot be denied.

Director Nico Scheepers, who also wrote the play and composed the music, is one of the most exciting young theatremakers in South Africa. His acclaimed productions include Wentel with Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rooivalk (kykNET Fiësta award winner for Best New Afrikaans production and Best Play) and Amper Vrystaat. In 2017 he directed and produced Hemelruim, which enjoyed a hugely successful run in the Fugard Studio Theatre.

Moedertaal is performed in Afrikaans with English surtitles.


Topproduksie Moedertaal kom na die Fugard Studio Teater vir ’n beperkte speelvak vanaf 14 November tot 2 Desember.

Met die teater-droomspan van Suid-Afrikaanse ikoon Sandra Prinsloo, en regisseur Nico Scheepers, kom Moedertaal in Kaapstad aan, vars van die feeskringloop waar dit vol sale en staande ovasies geniet.

Moedertaal is die volgende aflewering in Sandra Prinsloo se driekuns van eepersoon-produksies, so beeldskoon begin met Die Naaimasjien en Oskar en die pienk tannie. En nou, Moedertaal, vertolk deur Prinsloo in ’n rou en hartroerende reis deur die lewe, gevul met liefde, humor en leed.

“Die kombinasie van Scheepers en Prinsloo is teatergoud” - Ilza Roggeband, Krit.

“Sandra maak teater lewendig en toeganklik” - Alita Steenkamp, Laevelder.

Voorheen te sien op die Fugard Teater verhoog in Wie’s bang vir Virginia Woolf en So Ry Miss Daisy, kort veelbekroonde ikoon Sandra Prinsloo geen bekendstelling nie. Doyenne van die Suid Afrikaanse verhoog, sy bring ’n onblusbare vuur na elke rol wat meesleur.

Regisseur Nico Scheepers, wie ook verantwoordelik was vir die teks en die musiek, is een van die mees opwindende jong teatermakers in Suid Afrika. Sy bekroonde produksies sluit in Wentel met Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rooivalk (kykNET Fiësta wenner vir Beste Nuwe Afrikaanse Produksie en Beste Aanbieding) en Amper Vrystaat. In 2017 behartig hy die regie en vertaling van Hemelruim, wat ongelooflik suksesvol was in die Fugard Studio Teater.

Moedertaal is in Afrikaans met Engelse boskrifte.

 

Monteverdi Part II

Monteverdi Part II
18 Nov 2012 - 02 Dec 2012
6PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    18 Nov 2012 - 02 Dec 2012
  • Time

    6PM

The Cape Consort  is returing to the Fugard Theatre continuing its Monteverdi Project which was launched in February this year. Part II of this project is titled Heart / Attack and will once again be presented on 3 consecutive Sunday evenings, 18 and 25 November, as well as 2 December at 18h in the exquisite Sigrid Rausing Studio of the Fugard Theatre.

Conceived as a sequel to the successful Matrix of the Madrigal series presented at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year, Heart / Attack once again features Madrigals by Monteverdi but extends its exploration of dramatic, early Italian repertoire to include works by some of Monteverdi’s contemporaries, such as Barbara Strozzi, Sigismondo d’India and Giovanni Sances. The theme of the new program is the ubiquitous metaphor of love as a kind of warfare (‘All lovers are warriors’) – as well as the depiction of some actual battle scenes with inevitable fatalities and ensuing lamentations. Closely following the beautiful imagery of Renaissance poetry, the vivid musical portrayals of rivalry and allegiance, aggression and agony, as well as tenderness and loss, will once again to be supported by synchronized and animated projections.

This sequel of concerts is also the occasion for the launch of the Cape Consort’s first CD: Matrix of the Madrigal, which documents the group’s first program at the Fugard.

Patrons are invited to meet the musicians on the theatre’s roof-top deck after the show, where drinks will be for sale.

Nastasha Meister and Gavin Minter Live

Nastasha Meister and Gavin Minter Live
20 Apr 2012 - 20 Apr 2012
R100.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    20 Apr 2012 - 20 Apr 2012
  • Price

    R100.00

Two of Cape Town's finest singer-songwriters will present a double launch of their respective albums - Gavin Minter "My Return To Paradise" and Nastasha Meister "Half Way". The night will be broken into two sets - Natasha Meister Band - featuring Paul Tizzard on drums, Roger Bashew on bass and guest Dan Shout on saxophone will open the evening at 20h00 with her beautiful bluesy tunes and showcase the writing from her debut album "Half Way". Gavin Minter, accompanied by Mark Fransman on piano accordion and piano, Gorm Helfjord on guitar, Wesley Rustin on bass, Kevin Gibson on drums will then take to the stage at 21h15 after a short interval and present the music from his latest offering "My Return To Paradise"