Deep Fried Man


Deep Fried Man is a South African musical comedian and writer based in Johannesburg. He describes what he does as “stand-up comedy with a guitar and was hosted by The Fugard Theatre for a one night performance in the studio on the 27th November 2012.


Event date
27 November 2012

The Fugard Studio

Original Cast

Jonathan Roxmouth

Action, Tony Understudy
Daniel Buys

Stephen Jubber

Michèle La Trobe

Diesel, Male Dance Captain
Sven-Eric Müller

Delray Halgryn

Baby John
Matthew Berry

Minnie, Female Dance Captain
Jenna Robinson-Child

Big Deal, Action Understudy
Brandon Lindsay

Michael Wallace

Claire Taylor

Snowboy, A-rab Understudy
Cameron Botha

Angela Inglis

Creative team

Based on a Conception of
Jerome Robbins

Music by
Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics by
Stephen Sondheim

Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Originally Produced on the Broadway stage by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens

Eric Abraham

Daniel Galloway

Associate Producers
Lamees Albertus
Greg Karvellas                           

Matthew Wild

Musical Director, Conductor
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Louisa Talbot

Set Design
Conor Murphy

Lighting Design
Joshua Cutts

Costume Design
Birrie le Roux

Sound Designer
Mark Malherbe

Resident Director
Shelley Adriaanzen

Assistant to Musical Director
Marga Sander

Fight Choreographer
Richard Lothian

Dialect Coach
Vicki Bawcombe
Adrian Galley                                    

Set Construction
Gerhard Morkel
Carl Gersbach

Scenic Painters
Nadine Minnaar
Eloise Millward
Alan Millward
Ronmari van Tonder

Head of Wardrobe
Jorge Brandao

Kobus O’Callaghan

Charles Beni
Bayson Moreni

Production team

Technical Director
Alistair Kilbee For Gearhouse Splitbeam

Production Manager
Roberto Grové

Artscape Production
Manager Ricardo Abrahams

Technical Manager
Benjamin du Plessis

Artscape Technical Stage Manager
Amien Griebelaar

Stage Manager
Juanita van Wyk

Deputy Stage Manager
Chané Rinquest

Assistant Stage Manager
Shayna Gleave

Assistant Stage Manager
Adriaan Louw
Kate Upsher
Enrico Cloete

Head of Wardrobe
Jorge Brandao

Nadia Savage
Jennifer Williams
Roxy Lombard
Dewald Coetzee

Sound Operator
Cara Dowling

Sound Systems Technician
David Classen

Mic Technicians
David Clark
Melissa George

Sound Supplier
Eastern Acoustics


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