The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season
FROM 4 JAN 2017
SUNDAYS 11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    04 Jan 2017 -
  • Time

    SUNDAYS 11 AM
  • Price

    R100
For the sixth consecutive year the Fugard Theatre Bioscope is bringing audiences the very best in recorded live screenings featuring the finest productions in theatre, opera and ballet, from the world’s most famous stages.
 
After five successful seasons featuring titles from The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet, the Fugard Theatre Bioscope is proud to announce additional partnerships with The Globe Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Salzburg Festival growing the slate of world-class titles and giving audiences a wider variety of productions to choose from.
 
Screenings are presented in full digital high-definition and surround-sound in the comfort of the Fugard Theatre.
 
Download a copy of our 2017 season brochure, with information on each screening, here.

2017 Schedule

MONTHPRODUCTIONFROM

JAN 2017

THE DEEP BLUE SEA
8 January 2017
 The National Theatre
 

IL TROVATORE
15 January 2017

The Salzburg Festival Opera
  BRIGHTSTREAM
22 January 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  THREEPENNY OPERA
29 January 2017
The National Theatre
FEB 2017 CYMBELINE
5 February 2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company
  KING LEAR
12 February 2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company
  THE GOLDEN AGE
26 February 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
MAR 2017 FIDELIO
5 March 2017
The Salzburg Festival Opera
  SWAN LAKE
12 March 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  NO MAN'S LAND
19 March 2017
The National Theatre
  SLEEPING BEAUTY
26 March 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
APRIL 2017 MADAMA BUTTERFLY
23 April 2017
The Royal Opera House
  HEDDA GABLER
30 April 2017
The National Theatre
MAY 2017 CONTEMPORARY EVENING
7 May 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  AMADEUS
14 May 2017
The National Theatre
  HERO OF OUR TIME
21 May 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  JEWELS
28 May 2017
The Royal Ballet
JUNE 2017 WOOLF WORKS
4 June 2017
The Royal Ballet
  MEASURE FOR MEASURE
11 June 2017
The Globe Theatre
  THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS
25 June 2017
The Royal Ballet
JUL 2017 RICHARD II
2 July 2017
The Globe Theatre
  CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
9 July 2017
The Salzburg Festival Opera
AUG 2017 MERCHANT OF VENICE
6 August 2017
The Globe Theatre
  OTELLO
13 August 2017
 The Royal Opera House

(The schedule is subject to change and further additions will be made)

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope screenings have proven very popular amongst the Fugard Theatre audiences with record attendances since the first season in 2011 and continued growing support.

The Golden Age

The Golden Age
26 FEB 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals
    • The Bolshoi Soloists and Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Dmitri ShostakovichMusic
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • Yuri GrigorovichLibretto
    • Isaak GlikmanLibretto

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

In a seaside town where business and mafia are flourishing, The Golden Age cabaret is the favorite nightly haunt of dancers, bandits and young revelers, where the young fisherman Boris falls in love with Rita, a beautiful dancer, but also the friend of a local gangster…

A satire of Europe during the Roaring 20s, The Golden Age makes for an original, colorful, and dazzling show with its jazzy score and music-hall atmosphere. This ballet that can only be seen at the Bolshoi has everything: mad rhythms, vigorous chase scenes, and decadent cabaret numbers. With its passionate love story featuring beautiful duets between Boris and Rita, the Bolshoi dancers plunge into every stylized step and gesture magnificently.

So Ry Miss Daisy

So Ry Miss Daisy
13 MAR – 1 APR 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R90 – R180
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    13 Mar 2017 - 01 Apr 2017
  • Time

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

    R90 – R180
  • Language

    Afrikaans. Met Engelse byskrifte. With English surtitles.
  • Cast

    • Sandra Prinsloo
    • John Kani
    • Jacques Bessenger
  • Creative

    • Saartjie BothaVertaling
    • Christiaan OlwagenRegie
    • Rocco PoolOntwerp
    • Wolf BritzBeligtingsontwerp
    • Birrie le RouxKostuums

Die bekroonde teaterstuk en latere film Driving Miss Daisy in Afrikaans met SA se twee groot teatergeeste in die hoofrolle. Sandra Prinsloo en John Kani smee vir die eerste keer kragte saam na die opspraakwekkende The Island en dis weer vuurwerke! Die bejaarde Daisy is aanvanklik onwillig wanneer haar seun vir Hoke, ’n chauffeur, aanstel om met haar rond te ry nadat sy haar motor afskryf. Mettertyd ontvou ‘n besondere band en verhouding. Hoke en Daisy se reis duur uiteindelik 25 jaar en die ontwikkeling van ‘n vriendskap boei ten spyte van destydse kleurgrense en sosiale stand.

Met Engelse byskrifte. With English surtitles.

King Kong

King Kong
25 JUL – 2 SEP 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R280
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R280
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • Harry BloomOriginal Book
    • Todd MatshikizaOriginal Music
    • Pat WilliamsOriginal Lyrics
    • William NicholsonRevised Book
    • Mdu Kweyama
Associate Director
    • Sipumzo LucwabaMusical Director
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Musical Director
    • Gregory Maqoma
Choreographer
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Design
    • Tim Mitchell
Lighting Design
    • Paul WillsSet Design

For more information please visit: kingkongstagemusical.com

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre Production – a revival of the legendary South African musical – King Kong!

King Kong is a landmark, 1959, South African jazz-influenced musical, billed at the time as an "all African jazz opera". Opening in Johannesburg on 2 February 1959 at Witwatersrand University Great Hall, the musical was an immediate success, with The Star newspaper calling it "the greatest thrill in 20 years of South African theatre-going". It "swept South Africa like a storm", touring the country for two years and playing to record-breaking multi-racial audiences, before being booked for a London production in 1961, by which time it had been seen by some 200,000 South Africans. The music and some of the lyrics were written by Todd Matshikiza. The lyrics were by Pat Willams and the book by Harry Bloom.
 
The musical portrays the life and times of a heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini, known as "King Kong". Born in 1921, after a meteoric boxing rise, his life degenerated into drunkenness and gang violence. He knifed his girlfriend, asked for the death sentence during his trial and instead was sentenced to 14 years hard labour. He was found drowned in 1957 and it was believed his death was suicide. He was 36.
 
After being a hit in South Africa in 1959, the musical played at the Prince's Theatre in the West End of London in 1961. King Kong launched the international career of Miriam Makeba, who played the shebeen queen of the Back of the Moon, a shebeen of the time in Sophiatown. The male lead was Nathan Mdledle of the Manhattan Brothers.
 
Others in the cast were Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi and Thandi Klaasen, all of whom went on to have successful careers. The London cast featured Nathan Mdlele and Peggy Phango, with Joseph Mogotsi, Ben Masinga, Stephen Moloi, Sophie Mgcina, Patience Gowabe and former Miss South Africa 1955 Hazel Futa. Patience and Hazel later became The Velvettes, the backing vocal singers for Cyril Davies All Stars band and performed backing vocals on the Joe Meek produced single "She's Fallen In Love With The Monster Man" by Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages in 1964.

Fidelio

Fidelio
5 MAR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Mar 2017 - 05 Mar 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    Sung in German
  • Cast

    • Jonas KaufmannFlorestan
    • Adrianne PieczonkaLeonore
    • Sebastian HolecekDon Fernando
    • Tomasz KoniecznyDon Pizarro
  • Creative

    • Ludwig van BeethovenMusic
    • Franz Welser-MöstConductor
    • Claus GuthStage Director
    • Christian SchmidtSets and Costumes
    • Vienna PhilharmonicOrchestra

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Salzburg Festival.

Fidelio stars astonishing tenor Jonas Kaufmann, who makes a wrenching, haunted Florestan, a Spanish nobleman unjustly jailed by the ruthless governor of a state prison for espousing principles of liberty. Starring alongside him is the compelling, bright-voiced soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Leonore, Florestan’s tenaciously loving wife. She has disguised herself as a man (Fidelio) and secured a job in the prison where she suspects that her husband is being held — hoping, somehow, to rescue him.

 

Funny Girl – The Musical

Funny Girl – The Musical
FROM 18 APR 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R350
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    18 Apr 2017 -
  • Time

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

    R130 – R350
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Saul RadomskySet Design

Eric Abraham presents a brand new Fugard Theatre production of Funny Girl – The Musical.
 
This semi-biographical musical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice features some of the most iconic songs in film and theatre history, including “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade”. This musical classic tells the fascinating and bitter-sweet story of Fanny Brice whose vocal talents and comedic ability see her rise from a Brooklyn music hall singer to Broadway star, and her tempestuous relationship with gambler Nicky Arnstein.
 
Funny Girl – The Musical first opened on Broadway on the 26th March 1964 at the Winter Garden Theatre and enjoyed a recent sold-out revival season on the West End at the Savoy Theatre.
 
The original book was written by Isobel Lennart, music composed by Jule Styne and lyrics written by Bob Merrill.
 
The Fugard Theatre’s production will be directed by Matthew Wild with Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot – bringing the same creative team together again who created the Fugard Theatre’s smash hits The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and West Side Story.
 
Funny Girl – The Musical was arguably Barbra Streisand’s big break through when she played the lead role in the original production. The same production was nominated for eight Tony Awards and the cast recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004. A film adaptation of the musical was released in 1968 starring Streisand (who won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as well as the Golden Globe) alongside Omar Sharif.
 
The Fugard Theatre production is set to open in April 2017 and tickets are now available!

King Lear

King Lear
12 FEB 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 55 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Antony SherKing Lear
    • Natalie SimpsonCordelia
    • Nia GwynneGoneril
    • Kelly WilliamsRegan
  • Creative

    • Gregory DoranDirector

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

No Man's Land

No Man's Land
19 MAR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    19 Mar 2017 - 19 Mar 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 40 minutes
  • Cast

    • Ian McKellenSpooner
    • Patrick StewartHirst
    • Owen TealeBriggs
    • Damien MolonyFoster
  • Creative

    • Harold PinterWriter
    • Sean MathiasDirector
    • Stephen Brimson LewisSet and Costume Design
    • Peter KaczorowskiLighting Design

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

Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage following their hit run on Broadway, in Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land.

One summer’s evening, two ageing writers, Hirst and Spooner, meet in a Hampstead pub and continue their drinking into the night at Hirst’s stately house nearby.  As the pair become increasingly inebriated, and their stories increasingly unbelievable, the lively conversation soon turns into a revealing power game, further complicated by the return home of two sinister younger men.

Swan Lake

Swan Lake
12 MAR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Cast

    • Svetlana ZakharovaOdette/Odile
    • Denis RodkinPrince Siegfried
    • Artemy Belyakov The Evil Genius
  • Creative

    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • LibrettoYuri Grigorovich

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

At moonlight on the banks of a mysterious lake, Prince Siegfried meets the bewitched swan-woman Odette. Completely spellbound by her beauty, he swears his faithfulness to her. However, the Prince realizes too late that Fate has another plan for him ...

A ballet of ultimate beauty and a score of unparalleled perfection born at the Bolshoi in 1877. In the dual role of white swan Odette and her rival black swan Odile, prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova exudes both vulnerability and cunning through superb technical mastery, alongside the powerful and emotional Siegfried, Denis Rodkin.  Including breathtaking scenes with the Bolshoi’s corps de ballet, this is classical ballet at its finest.

The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
26 MAR 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Mar 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 50 minutes
  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals
    • The Bolshoi Soloists and Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMusic
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • Ivan VsevolozhskyLibretto
    • Marius Petipa Libretto

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

In this resplendent and magical classic, the Bolshoi dancers take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairytale complete with jewel fairies, a magical kingdom, a youthful princess and a handsome prince in this purest style of classical ballet. The Bolshoi’s sumptuous staging with its luxurious sets and costumes gives life to Perrault’s fairy tale unlike any other. A must-see!

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