Die Kaptein se Tier


The opening of the world première of Die Kaptein se Tier as part of the 2011 Suidoosterfees programme line-up at the Fugard Theatre was directed by Janice Honeyman.

Die Kaptein se Tier (The Captain’s Tiger) is the story of a young sailor who begins to pen his first novel onboard the SS Graigaur with the help of his muse – a picture of his mother – and his friend, the ship’s mechanic. The play is described to be one of Athol Fugard’s most personal. It is an autobiographical reflection of his attempts to come to terms with conflicting emotions over memories of his brave mother and flawed father.


First performance
19 January 2011

Final performance
19 February 2011

The Fugard Theatre

Original Cast

Owen Sejake

Die Skrywer
Graham Weir

Die Tier
Neels van Jaarsveld

Erica Wessels

Creative team

Written by
Athol Fugard

Translated by
Antjie Krog

Directed by
Janice Honeyman

Set and Costume Design
Dicky Longhurst

Lighting Design
Faheem Bardien

Jesse Kramer

Graphic Design
Signature Design

Set Construction
Leopold Senekal

Ronmarie van Tonder
Mervyn Williams

Albert Horne

Production team

Stage Manager
Marisa Steenkamp

Assistant Stage Manager
Rachelle Roux

Surtitle Operator
Iman Isaacs