The Space: Theatre of Survival


The Fugard Theatre Bioscope was proud to host a preview screening of the documentary The Space: Theatre of Survival on May 20 2019, before it screened at the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in Cape Town in June.

This documentary feature traces the return of photographer Brian Astbury as he travels to Cape Town to remember the first fully inclusive racial arts venue in South Africa – a place he established at the height of the apartheid struggle.


First screening
20 May 2019

The Fugard Bioscope


James Earl Jones

Bill Anderson

Brian Astbury

Arthur Benjamin

Bee Berman

Bill Curry

Fatima Dike

Wilson Dunster

Nic Fine

Athol Fugard

Richard E. Grant

Dermod Judge

John Kani

Nomhle Nkonyeni

Thoko Ntshinga

Dan Poole

Mark Street

William Tanner

Leslee Udwin

Pieter-Dirk Uys

Maralin Vanrenen

Creative team

Dan Poole
Mark Street

Directors, Producers

Brian Astbury
Mark Street




The Space: Theatre of Survival is a necessary record of a time. It places theatre at the heart of change. It remembers and honours those who made it and were born of it. The only thing that is missing from the film is enough theatre. “

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