The Fugard Theatre presented the South African premiere of Happy New Year, a hilarious, heart-warming rom-com adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play Midsummer (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre. Happy New Year opened at The Fugard Studio Theatre on the 19th of February 2019.
When Dan (Dean Dorvan Balie) and Lee-André (Bianca Flanders), two disparate souls, come together, a wild weekend of alcohol-infused adventure and abandonment ensues. Between bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust-ups, and self-loathing hangovers, they discover they are not so different after all and that maybe there are second chances at life – and love.
19 February 2019
23 March 2019
The Fugard Studio
Original Songwriter, Musician
Lucie de Moyencourt
Benjamin du Plessis
Resident Technical Stage Manager
Deputy Production Manager
Ulibo Maake Assistant
Stage Manager, On Stage Crew
Carl Gersbach for CHG Engineering
Publicity, Copy Editor
Special thanks to David Kramer for the use of his guitars, and to the kind people of Cape Town who welcomed our cast and creative team into their hotels, bars, coffee shops and public spaces.
“Happy New Year is just so, so wonderful. If you don’t leave the theatre with a smile on your face, I’d be surprised.”
“A wonderfully fun, cheeky and nonconventional journey of self-discovery and love, this small production has a lot of heart behind and in it.”
Broadway World SA
“Happy New Year maak jou hele jaar heerlik.”
“…where Balie and Flander’s voices meet, magic happens”
Theatre Scene Cape Town