Citizen Four

Citizen Four
8 OCT 2015
6 PM | R60
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    08 Oct 2015 - 08 Oct 2015
  • Time

    6 PM
  • Price

    R60
  • Duration

    1 hour 54 minutes

Screened as part of the Tri Continental Film Festival 2015.

The documentary CitizenFour is a rare glimpse into the history of the US surveillance state being "unmade" by Edward Snowden and three journalists who he agreed to meet in a hotel room in Hong Kong. Over eight days, Snowden talked the journalists through an uncounted number of leaked documents that exposed illegal mass surveillance schemes designed by the US National Security Agency and many of its allies across the world, which allowed them to snoop on almost every digital communication available. Within days the first stories appeared, setting off a chain reaction that would shake the US surveillance state to its very foundations.

It is story of how courageous acts of whistleblowing and an informed public can push back against injustice and abuse of power.

CitizenFour has a special relevance to South African audiences, given growing concerns of a local `rise of the securocrats`, and abuse of surveillance practices. Earlier this year, the Right2Know Campaign published a report on the surveillance of local activists and unionists. Several prominent investigative journalists have also found out their communications were being tapped by shadowy intelligence structures.

These events are unfolding at a time when the political space in South Africa is increasingly contested, and engaged citizens are realizing more than ever the importance of the right to privacy as a political freedom. "Unlike a police truncheon or rubber bullet, surveillance leaves no bruises or broken bones, but it can be just as destructive."

Claudia Mohr Live

Claudia Mohr Live
18 Nov 2011 - 19 Nov 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    18 Nov 2011 - 19 Nov 2011
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Charles Knighton-PullinLead guitar
    • Nick CattoBass
    • Kyle GrayDrums

Claudia Mohr is a performing artist in the true sense of the word. Her debut album, entitled ‘Go It Alone’, encompasses a range of musical influences which include funk, rock, blues and even references to local Afro-pop idioms unique to South Africa, while displaying a keen sense of individuality and a vocal quality that it ever rich and inviting.

Clybourne Park

Clybourne Park
FROM 16 AUG 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R120 – R240
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    16 Aug 2016 -
  • Time

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

    R120 – R240
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes, including 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Andrew BucklandRuss, Dan
    • Susan DanfordBev, Kathy
    • Lesoko SeabeFrancine, Lena
    • Scott SparrowJim, Tom, Kenneth
    • Nicholas PaulingKarl, Steve
    • Pope JerrodAlbert, Kevin
    • Claire-Louise WorbyBetsy, Lindsey
  • Creative

    • Bruce NorrisWriter
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Kieran McGregor Lighting Design
    • Wynne BredenkampDirector's Assistant

The smash hit Broadway and West end comedy.

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play (2012), Olivier Award for Best New Play (2011) and Pulitzer Drama Prize (2011) Bruce Norris’ acclaimed black (and white) comedy Clybourne Park is set to have its South African premiere at the Fugard Theatre this year. The production will be directed by Greg Karvellas (Bad Jews). Set design is by Saul Radomsky (Shadow of the Hummingbird, Orpheus in Africa) and Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux (West Side Story, Orpheus in Africa).
 
Eric Abraham - a producer of the play on the West End - presents this Fugard Theatre production, which runs from 16 August until 1 October 2016.
 
Scathingly funny and uncomfortably honest, Bruce Norris’ hilarious script explores the fault line between race and property.
 
It’s 1959 and Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom Chicago Bungalow in Clybourne Park which enables the first black family to move into the neighbourhood, creating ripples of discontent amongst the cosy white suburbanites of Clybourne Park.
 
Fast forward to 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, Lindsey and Steve, whose plan to raze and redevelop the house stirs similar echoes of unhappiness in the now all black community.
 
The all South African cast includes Andrew Buckland (Tobacco, and the Harmful Effects Thereof);  Susan Danford (Broken Glass, Missing…); Lesoko Seabe (Siembamba); Scott Sparrow (Strangers On A Train);  Nicholas Pauling (The Pervert Laura, A Steady Rain), Pope Jerrod (Othello) and Claire-Louise Worby (Court).
 
The play has received universal praise, including “Outrageously funny and provocative. A firecracker of a play… five stars”  (Daily Telegraph, UK); “Deliciously offensive” (The Guardian, UK); “Superb, elegantly written and hilarious. A master class in comic writing and playing…” (The New Yorker); “Critic's Pick: A spiky and damningly insightful new comedy." (The New York Times); “Genius.” (The Times, UK) and, “Norris’s play nails the thorny subject of race relations with a bilious zest that takes one’s breath away.” (The Guardian, UK).
 
Clybourne Park is an inspired response to Lorraine Hansberry’s renowned play, A Raisin in the Sun, with that play’s protagonists, The Youngers, as the young black family moving to Clybourne Park.
 
Clybourne Park is a milestone play that examines our sense of otherness and issues such as the language we use with each other, gentrification, heritage and community, in an unapologetically searing but bitingly witty manner,” says Eric Abraham, (Founding Producer and Owner of the Fugard Theatre). “These are conversations that are pertinent to South Africans, and we are thrilled to be presenting the South African premiere of this Pulitzer, Tony and Olivier Award-winning play at The Fugard Theatre.”

Please note: Strong Language, recommend 14 years and older.

★★★★★ Hilarious ... splendid stuff - Cape Argus
★★★★★ - Die Burger
Highly recommended - The Cape Times
Brilliant cast ... thoroughly enjoyable - Daily Maverick
Sheer theatre brilliance - Theatre Scene Cape Town
First rate comedy - Artslink
★★★★★ The funniest play of the year - Evening Standard
★★★★★ A cracking satire - Daily Mail
★★★★★ Has the audience roaring with laughter and shaking their heads with disbelief - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Appallingly funny - Time Out
★★★★★ Genius, a riot - The Times
★★★★★ Hilarious ... splendid stuff - Cape Argus
★★★★★ - Die Burger
Highly recommended - The Cape Times
Brilliant cast ... thoroughly enjoyable - Daily Maverick
Sheer theatre brilliance - Theatre Scene Cape Town
First rate comedy - Artslink
★★★★★ The funniest play of the year - Evening Standard
★★★★★ A cracking satire - Daily Mail
★★★★★ Has the audience roaring with laughter and shaking their heads with disbelief - Daily Telegraph
★★★★★ Appallingly funny - Time Out
★★★★★ Genius, a riot - The Times

Coppélia

Coppélia
The Fugard Theatre
  • Duration

    158 minutes

Serge Diaghilev famously described Coppélia as “the most adorable ballet in the world, a unique pearl in the history of dancing.” Unlike most classical ballets, Coppélia is a comedy. It was designed to be charming, tender and sweet at a time when political tensions were high and signs of impending revolution filled the streets of Paris. Composer Leo Delibes, always in line with the pulse of the times, eschewed theatrical trends of irony and mockery and instead gave Parisians a ninety minute escape into a zone of total cultural peace and social stability. Coppélia was the first ballet to incorporate folk dances into the choreography and while in 1870 this might have implied a sense of futility and doom, what endures in today’s production is its carefree quality of lightness and romance.

Although Arthur Saint-Léon notated his original version of Coppélia in 1870, contemporary productions are based on Marius Petipa’s 1884 re-staging, which included many changes and additions. The result of this is a ballet that merges the complementary strengths of both choreographers. Saint-Léon was brilliant when it came to solo variations and small ensembles, in which he demonstrated both French elegance and the French sense of measure. Petipa, on the other hand, embodied the grand style of St. Petersburg - perfect form and full-blown corps de ballet compositions. Even more importantly for Coppélia, Saint-Léon was prone to theatrical playfulness while the usually cautious Petipa always strove for pure form and strict lines. The inherent tension in these two choreographers’ styles distinguishes Coppélia within the Classical canon as a ballet that is as charmingly playful as it is choreographically well conceived.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus
13 APR 2014
11AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Time

    11AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cast

    • Tom HiddlestonCaius Martius Coriolanus
    • Mark GatissMenenius
    • Peter de JerseyCominius
    • Alfred EnochTitus Lartius
    • Elliot LevyBrutus
    • Helen SchlesignerSicinia
    • Hadley FraserAufidius
    • Deborah FindlayVolumnia
    • Brigitte Hjort SorensenVirgilia
    • Jacqueline BoatswainValeria, Fourth Citizen
    • Joe WillisYoung Martius
  • Creative

    • Josie RourkeDirector
    • Lucy OsborneDesigner
    • Mark HendersonLighting Designer
    • Emma LaxtonSound Designer
    • Andrzej GouldingVideo Designer
    • Michael BruceComposer
    • Jonathan WatkinsMovement
    • Richard RyanFight Director
    • Alastair Coomer CDGCasting Director
    • Vicky RichardsonChildren's Casting

Screened as part of The National Live Theatre Season 2013/2014

The Fugard Theatre will screen the Donmar Warehouse’s production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s searing tragedy of political manipulation and revenge, with Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse (film), BBC's The Hollow Crown) in the title role and Mark Gatiss (Season's Greetings at the National Theatre, BBC's Sherlock) as Menenius, directed by the Donmar's Artistic Director Josie Rourke.

When an old adversary threatens Rome, the city calls once more on her hero and defender: Coriolanus. But he has enemies at home too. Famine threatens the city, the citizens’ hunger swells to an appetite for change, and on returning from the field Coriolanus must confront the march of realpolitik and the voice of an angry people.

★★★★ - Daily, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, Metro, Sunday Times, Time Out, The Times
Tom Hiddleston has blazing stellar power...magnificent. - Independent
Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance. - Evening Standard
A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke’s tense, revelatory staging...a theatrical triumph. - Variety
An exciting and intense production. - Daily Telegraph
★★★★ - Daily, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent, Metro, Sunday Times, Time Out, The Times
Tom Hiddleston has blazing stellar power...magnificent. - Independent
Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage with a compelling performance. - Evening Standard
A scorching Tom Hiddleston leads Josie Rourke’s tense, revelatory staging...a theatrical triumph. - Variety
An exciting and intense production. - Daily Telegraph

Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte
R100.00
The Fugard Theatre
  • Price

    R100.00
  • Duration

    2h55m

Cosi Fan Tutte is Mozart and Da Ponte’s third opera, a witty tale of deception and trust tested to the limit - a comedy with distinctly serious elements. Can two apparently faithful couples have their affections altered by some apparently harmless deception? Jonathan Miller’s ever-popular production updates the 18th-century to today – while fashions and technology may have changed since Mozart’s time, human behaviour remains as fickle and manipulative as ever. Royal Opera favorite Thomas Allen returns in a strong cast of singers under acclaimed German conductor Thomas Hengelbrock. The title may suggest that it is the way of women to behave this way – 'such is the way they are' – but then it seems to be true of the men too. In this most sophisticated of operas with the most sublime of scores, no one escapes unscathed.

Cymbeline

Cymbeline
5 FEB 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Feb 2017 - 05 Feb 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Cast

    • Gillian BevanCymbeline
    • Bethan CullinaneInnogen
  • Creative

    • Melly StillDirector
    • Anna FleischleDesigner

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

Filmed at Stratford-upon-Avon, this screening offers audiences a unique chance to see Shakespeare’s rarely performed tragicomic romance, a story of power, jealousy and a journey of love and reconciliation.

Cymbeline is a ruler of a divided Britain. When Innogen, the only living heir, marries her sweetheart in secret, an enraged Cymbeline banishes him. But a powerful figure behind the throne is plotting to seize power and murder them both. Innogen embarks on a dangerous journey that will reunite Cymbeline with a lost heir and reconcile the young lovers. Melly Still directs Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance.

Cymbeline, the second of what some scholars term Shakespeare’s ‘Romance’ plays (the others being Pericles, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest), was probably written in 1609.

 

D-Seven Live

D-Seven Live
R180.00
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Price

    R180.00

 

D-seven is an all-male a’capella vocal group whose bold, exciting, unique performance has wowed thousands of fans across hundreds of stages.

Performing with top national & international artists, D-seven has established itself as a premier entertainment act in South Africa. The handsome eight-piece, containing highly experienced members from 3 different continents, has performed with some of the top names in South Africa, including the likes of Goldfish, Freshlyground, Prime Circle and Vusi Mahlasela, to name a few. More recently they opened for the Grammy Award Winning Imogen Heap and backed Josh Groban on their worldwide tour.

Dan Patlanksy Live

Dan Patlanksy Live
30 MAR 2015
8 PM | R100 - R160
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    30 Mar 2015 - 30 Mar 2015
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R100 - R160
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes

Dan Patlansky and band will be touring South Africa with his latest album DEAR SILENCE THIEVES in March 2015. DEAR SILENCE THIEVES was voted the nr. 1 Blues Rock Album in the world at the end of 2014 by Blues Rock Review, USA alongside names such as Joe Bonamassa, Rival Sons, Devon Allman, The Black Keys, Philip Sayce, and many more.

David Kramer's Orpheus in Africa

David Kramer's Orpheus in Africa
MUST CLOSE 9 JAN 2016
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R110 – R220
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    22 Sep 2015 - 02 Jan 2016
  • Time

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

    R110 – R220
  • Duration

    2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Cast

    • Aubrey PooOrpheus McAdoo
    • Lynelle KennedMattie Allen
    • Jill LevenbergLucy Moten
    • Sanda ShanduRichard Collins
    • Jessica SoleLady Loch, Theatre Assistant, Rose
    • Gideon LombardHavel, Toerien, Curtis
    • Edith PlaatjiesBelle Gibbons
    • Bianca FlandersMamie Harris
    • Natasha HessMaggie Porter
    • Dean BalieLogan, Finnegan, Kapok
    • Sne DladlaWashburn, Trooper, Bap
    • Robin PietersWill Thompson, Klaas
    • Graham BourneMoses Hodges, Tailor
    • Carlo DanielsHenry Jackson, Rasdien
    • Jarrad RickettsHenderson Webb
    • Adrian GalleyHotel Manager, Mitchell, Wigmore
    • Katlego MonchoXhosa Maiden, Maid, Tap Dancer, Ensemble
    • Jimmie Earl PerryOrpheus McAdoo Cover
    • Stefan LombardPianist & Conductor
    • Matt FosterSecond Keys & Clarinet
  • Creative

    • David KramerWriter, Director
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Renaye KramerAssociate Producer
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director & Arrangements
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Daniel GallowayLighting Design
    • Benjamin du PlessisLighting Design
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design

Orpheus in Africa, the Fugard Theatre production of David Kramer’s brand new musical, is now playing at the Fugard Theatre. Its world premiere limited season was sold out earlier this year.

“It’s always exciting for us to present musical theatre.” said Daniel Galloway Executive Director of the  Fugard Theatre. “But to be able to nurture and produce a new South African work is the most rewarding challenge of all. Unlike other shows that have been tried and tested on stages overseas, an original work like Orpheus in Africa had no predictable outcome. So we were especially thrilled at the overwhelming critical and box office response to it's first 'try-out, work-in-progress' season in February. For those who weren't able to get a ticket we offer an opportunity to see a work that David Kramer has 'fine-tuned' for the return season"

Orpheus in Africa is based on the little known story of Orpheus McAdoo and the Virginia Jubilee Singers’ tour of Queen Victoria’s colonies in the last decade of the 19th Century.

Orpheus McAdoo was a free born son of a slave and a graduate from The Hampton Institute in Virginia. He was the first African American impresario to perform in the British colony of South Africa where he and his group achieved unprecedented success. At the same time the musical charts the evolution of African American music from spirituals (Jubilee songs) to jazz and includes several original songs by David Kramer.

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre are proud to bring this brand new South African musical back to the Fugard main stage for the summer season. Virtually the whole original company returns to reprise their characters:

Aubrey Poo (Muvhango, Scandal, The Wild, Rent, Dreamgirls) will again lead the production, as Orpheus McAdoo, alongside Lynelle Kenned (West Side Story, Blood Brothers, Showboat), who also returns to the production, as Orpheus’s fiancé, Mattie Allen.

Also returning are: Jill Levenberg (Blood Brothers, Nancy), Jessica Sole (Beauty and the Beast, Annie), Dean Balie (Kat and the Kings, Blood Brothers), Sne Dladla (The Joke’s On You), Sanda Shandu (Presenter Search on 3), Bianca Flanders (Blood  Brothers, Dig), Edith Plaatjies (Slick Swing, Blood Brothers), Graham Bourne (Showboat), and Katlego Moncho (Lerato, Waiting for the Rain).

Kramer and the Fugard Theatre are also delighted to announce that Carlo Daniels (Kat and the Kings, Blood Brothers), Robin Pieters (Vocal Mania, Kaapse Musiek in Colour 2), and Jarrad Ricketts (Boy Band Mania, The Standards) will join the company for this run.

Orpheus in Africa is an opportunity to step into the Victorian era and experience the powerful singing style of the Virginia Jubilee Concert Company as they recreate well known classics such as "Roll Jordan Roll", "Swing Low Sweet Chariot", "Hush" and 'Deliver Daniel", and debut David Kramer's specially written songs.

The creative team includes Set Designer Saul Radomsky (Kat and the Kings, The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Bad Jews) Costume Designer Birrie le Roux (Showboat, West Side Story), Music Director and Arranger Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Cabaret, West Side Story, The Rocky Horror Show) and Lighting Designers Daniel Galloway and Benjamin du Plessis (The Rocky Horror Show).

Tickets ranging from R110 (slightly restricted view) to R220 are available through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or via www.computicket.com. Given how rapidly the first season sold out, advance booking is highly recommended.

The Fugard Theatre continues to offer excellent discounts and packages for block bookings, school groups and charities. Please contact Lamees Albertus on 021 461 4554 for more details and information on the huge discounts.

★★★★★ ... skitterende nuwe musiekblyspel ... - Die Burger
... a world-class home-grown product that deserves an international stage. Don’t miss it. - Daily Maverick
Enthusiastically exceptional - The Cape Times
... Triumphant … Kramer perfectly melds history and melody - Cape Argus
Kramer ... has once again produced a gem - The Times
David Kramer’s Orpheus In Africa is an artistic triumph ... - The Next 48 Hours
★★★★★ ... skitterende nuwe musiekblyspel ... - Die Burger
... a world-class home-grown product that deserves an international stage. Don’t miss it. - Daily Maverick
Enthusiastically exceptional - The Cape Times
... Triumphant … Kramer perfectly melds history and melody - Cape Argus
Kramer ... has once again produced a gem - The Times
David Kramer’s Orpheus In Africa is an artistic triumph ... - The Next 48 Hours

Dear Reader

Dear Reader
22 JULY 2013
8PM | R90
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Time

    8PM
  • Price

    R90

Dear Reader (formerly Harris Tweed) have just released their highly anticipated new album, `Rivonia`. The new album comprises of eleven stories inspired by South African history. At times troubling, at times deeply moving, `Rivonia` is unafraid of raising more questions than it answers, and achieves this within the context of a collection of magical, dramatic, heartfelt songs. In July 2013 Dear Reader will be in South Africa to bring the new songs (and some old favourites) to the stages of the country that inspired them.

Dear Reader

Dear Reader
12 DEC 2014
8 PM | R120
  • Dates

    12 Dec 2014 - 12 Dec 2014
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    2 hours

Dear Reader returns to South Africa in December for a National tour.

Dear Reader isn`t so much a band as a one-woman show; that woman being South African bred, Berlin-based, Cherilyn MacNeil. A song-writer and raconteur, she is returning home to South Africa to perform the musical stories that have captured hearts across Europe. Formerly known as Harris Tweed (along with former musical partner Darryl Torr), Dear Reader has matured into a unique and remarkable sound in the alternative and folk-pop music scene. Dear Reader has been prolific, producing four studio albums, starting with 2006`s The Younger, then Replace Why with Funny (2009), Idealistic Animals (2011) and 2013`s Rivonia, which received two South African Music Award nominations this year, including "Best Female Artist", and great reviews for its emotional and poignant take on South Africa`s recent history.

Deep Fried Man – White Whine

Deep Fried Man – White Whine
27 Nov 2012
8 PM | R100
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    27 Nov 2012 -
  • Time

    8 PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours

Multiple award-winning musical comedian DEEP FRIED MAN is performing his acclaimed one man show for the first time ever in Cape Town at an intimate venue, the Studio at The Fugard Theatre in District Six. DEEP FRIED MAN`S satirical take on what it`s like to be a white person in South Africa has earned him applause, accolades and even BCCSA complaints.

This is apt, because complaining is one thing that white South Africans excel at. Now, in the follow-up to his debut 1-man show Deeply Fried he`s back with a brand new show - a blend of music, satire and complaining that, like a good wine, will make you feel great, until you wake up with a pounding headache the following morning.

Fantastic? Creative improv, great rapport with audience, jumps genres all the time? I love his sense of humour. Wacky and unique - Zapiro
A breath of fresh air when it comes to comedy - Kgomotso Moncho, The Star Tonight
Quirky and bizarre and not like any other comedian on stage today ? and totally enjoyable - Peter Feldman, The Citizen
I have not laughed so much in a very long time ? Riotously funny coupled with great socio-political insight - Katy Chance, Business Day

Der fliegende Holländer

Der fliegende Holländer
12 APR 2015
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Apr 2015 - 12 Apr 2015
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Language

    Sung in German
  • Cast

    • Bryn TerfelThe Dutchman
    • Adrianne PieczonkaSenta
    • Peter RoseDaland
  • Creative

    • Tim AlberyDirector
    • Andris NelsonsConductor
    • Michael LevineSet designs
    • Constance HoffmanCostume designs
    • David FinnLighting design
    • Philippe GiraudeauChoreography

From the Royal Opera House. Screened as part of the 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season.

Wagner’s first masterpiece explores the themes of damnation and redemption that would fascinate the composer throughout his career. In this tale of a captain forced to sail the seas for eternity unless released by the faithful love of a good woman, and the lonely girl who longs to save him, Wagner created two unforgettable characters operating near the limits of human emotion. Tim Albery’s atmospheric 2009 modern-dress staging provides an ideal platform on which Bryn Terfel’s turbulent Dutchman and Adrianne Pieczonka’s visionary Senta will explore their passions and struggle to find salvation in a hostile world. Admired for his Wagner interpretations with the CBSO and at Bayreuth, Andris Nelsons returns to steer the orchestra through Wagner’s stormy score.

Die Laaste Karretjiegraf

Die Laaste Karretjiegraf
25 Jan 2013 - 23 Feb 2013
TUE - FRI 8PM | SAT 5 & 8:30 PM
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Jan 2013 - 23 Feb 2013
  • Time

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

    Afrikaans with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Erica WesselsSarah
    • Ivan AbrahamsKoot
    • Riaan VismanPienkies
    • Richard SeptemberToek-Toek
    • Ephraim GordonOutjie
    • Kim PietersenRokkies
  • Creative

    • Athol FugardDirector
    • Riana SteynCo-author
    • Athol FugardCo-author
    • Saul RadomskySet Design
    • Mannie ManimLighting Design
    • James WebbSound Design
    • Koos MaraisCostume & Props Design

Koot en Sarah ontmoet ná vele jare by sy Moeder, en die Geduldkinders se Ouma, Mieta Ackerman se graf op ‘n plaas in die Karoo. Koot was gedurende sy swerfjare die informele segspersoon van die span Karretjieskeerders by die Brug uitspanning. Hy is pas uit die tronk vrygelaat vir die moord op sy tweede vrou. Gedurende sy aanhouding in die plaaslike gevangenis het Ouma Mieta na sy kinders Pienkies, Toek-Toek en die tweeling, Outjie en Rokkies omgesien. Sarah is van Afrikanerherkoms en het intussen haar verhandeling in Antropologie oor die onderwerp van die Karretjiekinders voltooi. Hoewel beide Sarah en Koot se moedertaal Afrikaans is, is hulle wêrelde verwyder, maar tog saamgesnoer deur gedeelde ervaringe van pyn, skuld, berou, liefde en uiteindelik hoop.

'Die Laaste Karretjiegraf' is 'n verhaal van die Karretjiemense en 'n eerbetoon aan die nalatenskap van hierdie direkte afstammelinge van Suid-Afrika se eerste bewoners. 'n Lewensbestaan wat nou weens verskeie redes tot niet is, en in vele opsigte saam met Ouma Mieta in haar bêreplek neergelê is.

Regie is deur Athol Fugard met ontwerpe deur Saul Radomsky, Mannie Manim, James Webb en Koos Marais. Die rolverdeling is Erica Wessels, Ivan Abrahams, Riaan Visman, Ephraim Gordon, Richard September en Kim Pietersen.


After many years Koot and Sarah meet on a farm in the Karoo at the grave of Koot’s mother and the Geduld children’s grandmother, Mieta Ackerman. During Koot’s years of roaming he was the informal spokesman for a team of Karretjie sheepshearers at the Brug outspan. He has just been released from prison where he served time for murdering his second wife. During his detention in the local prison, Ouma Mieta looked after his children, Pienkies, Toek-Toek and the twins, Outjie and Rokkies. Sarah is of Afrikaner descent and has in the meantime completed her dissertation in Anthropology on the subject of Karretjie children.

Although Afrikaans is both Sarah and Koot’s mother tongue they are worlds apart; they are, however, connected by shared experiences of pain, guilt, remorse, love and ultimately hope. “Die Laaste Karretjiegraf” is a story about the Karretjie People and a tribute to the heritage of the direct descendants of South Africa’s first inhabitants. This is a way of life which, for various reasons, has come to an end and has, in more ways than one, been laid to rest with Ouma Mieta in her grave.

Die Laaste Karretjiegraf is directed by Athol Fugard with designs by Saul Radomsky, Mannie Manim, James Webb and Koos Marais. The cast for the production is Erica Wessels, Ivan Abrahams, Riaan Visman, Ephraim Gordon, Richard September and Kim Pietersen.

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