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    Kinky Boots

    Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Winner of every major best musical award.

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    Kunene and the King

    Directed by Janice Honeyman and starring John Kani and Antony Sher.

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Kunene and the King

Kunene and the King

From 30 April 2019

Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company co-production of Kunene and the King, the new play by John Kani, directed by Janice Honeyman and starring John Kani and Sir Antony Sher.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots

From 11 June 2019

Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

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Statements

Statements

From 17 September 2019

Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm

Following an acclaimed premiere at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, new production of Athol Fugard’s powerful classic - Statments After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre from 17 September for a limited season.

West Side Story

West Side Story
MUST CLOSE 22 APR 2018
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 2 & 6 PM | R150 – R470
Artscape Opera House
  • Dates

    07 Mar 2018 -
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | SUN 2 & 6 PM
  • Price

    R150 – R470
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 mins
  • Cast

    • Kevin HackTony
    • Stephen JubberRiff
    • Sven-Eric MüllerDiesel
    • Michael FullardBaby John
    • Jonathan RaathA-Rab
    • Logan TimbreAction
    • Cameron BothaSnowboy
    • Benton-Steele BotesBig Deal
    • Lee Van Der MerweAnybody’s
    • Gemma Trehearn Minne
    • Michèle La TrobeGraziella
    • Jenna Robinson-ChildVelma, Female Dance Captain
    • Brittané Van LoggerenbergPauline
    • Daniel RichardsBernardo
    • Clint LeschChino
    • Shaun OelfPepe
    • Duane WilliamsIndio
    • Thami NjokoLuis
    • Tevin WienerToro
    • Julio José JantjiesNibbles
    • Lynelle KennedMaria
    • Bianca Le GrangeAnita
    • Kirsten Murphy RossiterRosalia
    • Chloe PerlingConsuela
    • Sarah-Ann Van Der MerweFrancisca
    • Lesego Van NiekerkTeresita
    • Kirsty NdawoEstella
    • James BorthwickDoc
    • Craig UrbaniSchrank, Glad Hand
    • Richard LothianKrupke
    • Ernestine StuurmanMaria Cover
    • Nurit GraffFemale Dance Swing
    • Claire BoswellFemale Swing
    • Hardy KeeveMale Swing
    • Grant Van SterResident Choreographer, Male Dance Captain
    • Justin SwartzMale Swing
  • Creative

    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director and Conductor
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Conor MurphySet Design
    • Tim MitchellLighting Design
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design

After receiving rave reviews across the board from critics and audiences alike, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre’s smash hit production of West Side Story will return to Cape Town at the Artscape Opera House in 2018.
 
The exceptional Lynelle Kenned (Orpheus in Africa, Blood Brothers, Showboat) will reprise the role of Maria for which she won the Fleur du Cap for Best Actress in a Musical in 2016.  Tony, will be played by US-born actor Kevin Hack who has performed the role almost 400 times and recently completed the international tour playing the role in the 60th anniversary international tour of Michael Brenner's production of West Side Story. His other hit show credits include Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd, Catch Me If You Can: The Musical and The Civil War.
 
Other principal cast members reprising their roles are Bianca Le Grange as Anita (Blood Brothers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat), Stephen Jubber as Riff, leader of the Jets gang (Aunty Merle the Musical, Annie, Mamma Mia!) and Sven-Eric Müller as Diesel (Funny Girl, Cabaret). Craig Urbani (Rock of Ages, Sound of Music, Isidingo) returns as Shrank, the role he performed in the Johannesburg season, with Richard Lothian (The Play That Goes Wrong) once again playing Officer Krupke. Daniel Richards (Aunty Merle the Musical, State Fracture, Pay Back the Curry) re-joins the cast as Bernardo and James Borthwick (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rhythm City, Evita) will take the role of Doc. Michael Fullard (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Jonathan Raath (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Cameron Botha (Funny Girl, Pinocchio, Sweeney Todd), Benton-Steele Botes (69 For your (Adult) Eyes Only), Lee van der Merwe (Immortal), Gemma Trehearn (Sacred Space), Michèle Trobe (Funny Girl), Jenna Robinson-Child (Cabaret), Brittané van Loggerenberg (A Spartacus of Africa), Clint Lesch (Calling Me Home), Duane Williams (7de Laan), Thami Njoko (Honey 3: Dare To Dance), Shaun Oelf (Fishers of Hope), Tevin Wiener (Honey 3: Dare to Dance), Nurit Graff (Saturday Night Fever), Claire Boswell (Singin’ in the Rain), Hardy Keeve (4) and Kirsten Murphy Rossiter (Peter Pan), Chloe Perling (Cabaret), Kirsty Ndawo (Chicago), Ernestine Stuurman (Tiger Bay), Sarah-Ann van der Merwe (Pinocchio), Julio Jantjies (A Spartacus of Africa), Logan Timbre (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) and Lesego van Niekerk (African Footprint) complete the talented cast.
 
West Side Story, a production by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, exploded on to the Cape Town stage in the winter of 2015 and due to overwhelming demand will return to the Artscape stage for one final season in South Africa. The grand-scale musical, known globally for an unforgettable score that marries stirring music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, retells William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and is set in New York City's Upper West Side in the late 1950s. It follows the heart breaking, short-lived love story of two young and idealistic lovers, Tony and Maria, who are caught between two warring street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. The extended dynamic dance scenes and iconic songs such as "Something's Coming", "Maria", "I Feel Pretty" and “Tonight”, all set to Bernstein’s magnificent score, make for riveting theatre.
 
The Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story brings together the same award-winning core creative team behind other superb Fugard Theatre productions The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret and Funny Girl. Matthew Wild is director, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder is musical director and conductor, and Louisa Talbot is the choreographer, with Grant van Ster (Calling me Home, Aunty Merle the Musical) as Resident Choreographer. With a full orchestra and an outstanding cast of forty, West Side Story is once again set to sweep Capetonians off their feet. 

★★★★★ Flawless - City Press
★★★★★ Magic “West Side” slays the genre for SA - The Star Tonight
★★★★★ - The Cape Argus
★★★★★ - Die Burger
Sets new standards for local grand-scale musicals - Die Beeld
It’s up there among the best theatre experiences in this city, of the decade - What's on in Joburg
A theatrical masterpiece - Stage and Screen
West Side Story is as good as musicals get - The Next 48 Hours
...raises the bar for musical theatre internationally. - Bizcommunity
…every bit as brilliant as any international production, if not better. - Daily Maverick
Whimsical, breathtaking, visually explosive … an overwhelming, heart-thudding theatrical performance you simply have to experience. - Theatre Scene CPT
The Fugard Theatre's production of West Side Story is a tour-de-force - LitNet
West Side Story has to be the hottest ticket in town. It sizzles. - Artslink
★★★★★ Flawless - City Press
★★★★★ Magic “West Side” slays the genre for SA - The Star Tonight
★★★★★ - The Cape Argus
★★★★★ - Die Burger
Sets new standards for local grand-scale musicals - Die Beeld
It’s up there among the best theatre experiences in this city, of the decade - What's on in Joburg
A theatrical masterpiece - Stage and Screen
West Side Story is as good as musicals get - The Next 48 Hours
...raises the bar for musical theatre internationally. - Bizcommunity
…every bit as brilliant as any international production, if not better. - Daily Maverick
Whimsical, breathtaking, visually explosive … an overwhelming, heart-thudding theatrical performance you simply have to experience. - Theatre Scene CPT
The Fugard Theatre's production of West Side Story is a tour-de-force - LitNet
West Side Story has to be the hottest ticket in town. It sizzles. - Artslink

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Ida

Ida
4 FEB 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    04 Feb 2018 - 04 Feb 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 22 minutes, no interval

Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards. 

Ida, a film produced by Eric Abraham, the owner and founding producer of the Fugard Theatre, has recently won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. This is the second Academy Award for Abraham after winning the golden statuette for his film Kolya in 1996.

A black and white film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and written by himself and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ida has earned Pawlikowski his first Oscar and is the first Polish foreign language film to win the coveted prize. Accepting the award, Pawlikowski thanked Abraham and all those involved in the making and success of the film, saying: “We make a film about silence and withdrawing from the world and the need for contemplation – and here we are, at the epicentre of world noise and attention. Fantastic – life is full of surprises.”

Ida stars Agata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik and Agata Trzebuchowska. It is set in Poland in 1962, and is about a young woman on the verge of taking vows as a Catholic nun. Orphaned as an infant during the German occupation of World War ll, she must now meet her aunt. The former Communist state prosecutor and only surviving relative tells her that her parents were Jewish. The two women embark on a road trip into the Polish countryside to learn the fate of their family. Called a "compact masterpiece" and an "eerily beautiful road movie", the film has also been said to "penetrate the darkest, thorniest thickets of Polish history, reckoning with the crimes of Stalinism and the Holocaust".

Aside from winning numerous awards in Poland, Ida was selected as Best Film of 2014 by the European Film Academy and as Best Film Not in the English Language of 2014 by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Speaking from Los Angeles, a delighted Eric Abraham said,"...It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs. A small short black and white film in Polish about two women who go on a road trip to learn about who they are and where they come from. Ida seems to have touched people across the barriers of language and culture in over thirty countries so far and restores my faith in the appetite for films that make us think and feel about the human condition. South Africa has so many such stories waiting to be told on film".

An immaculate, miraculous masterwork - Tim Robey, The Telegraph
A quietly moving beautifully shot, slow burner of a movie - Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, Cleveland
A lovely artfully crafted little masterpiece - Dustin Chang, Twitch Film
A hypnotic, beautiful journey into a dark past - John Thomason, Palm Beach Arts Paper
A film masterpiece - David Denby, The New Yorker
Don't miss this mesmerising new film... - Julie Bramowitz, Vogue
  • Getting there

    Getting there

    We are located in the historic District Six of Cape Town, click here to find out more.

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