The Audience (Encore)

26 August 2019
3pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
  • Time

    3pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    To be confirmed
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Helen MirrenQueen Elizabeth II
    • Rufus WrightDavid Cameron
    • Nathaniel ParkerGordon Brown
    • Paul RitterJohn Major
    • Haydn GwynneMargaret Thatcher
    • Edward FoxWinston Churchill
    • Harold WilsonRichard McCabe
    • David PeartJames Callaghan
    • Michael ElwynSir Anthony Eden
  • Creative

    • Peter MorganWriter
    • Stephen DaldryDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner
    • Rick FisherLighting Designer
    • Paul ArdittiSound Designer

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From the National Theatre.

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End production of The Audience.

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. - The Daily Mail
★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph, The Times
The first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year. - Observer
Helen Mirren once again gives a faultless performance. - Guardian
Stephen Daldry delivers a pitch-perfect production. - Daily Telegraph
The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. - The Daily Mail
★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph, The Times
The first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year. - Observer
Helen Mirren once again gives a faultless performance. - Guardian
Stephen Daldry delivers a pitch-perfect production. - Daily Telegraph

All My Sons

All My Sons
26 August 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    To be confirmed
  • Cast

    • Bill PullmanJoe Keller
    • Sule RimiDr Jim Bayliss
    • Gunnar CautheryFrank Lubey
    • Kayla MeikleSue Bayliss
    • Bessie CarterLydia Lubey
    • Colin MorganChris Keller
    • Archie BarnesBert
    • Hari ColesBert
    • Alfie ToddBert
    • Sally FieldKate Keller
    • Jenna ColemanAnn Deever
    • Oliver JohnstoneGeorge Deever
  • Creative

    • Arthur MillerWriter
    • Jeremy HerrinDirector
    • Max JonesSet and Costume
    • Richard HowellLighting
    • Carolyn DowningSound
    • Duncan McLeanVideo

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From the National Theatre.

Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.

Open Book Festival 2019

Open Book Festival 2019
04 – 08 September 2019
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Sep 2019 - 08 Sep 2019

The Fugard Theatre is proud, once more, to play host and hub to this year’s Open Book Festival.
 
The festival will run from 4 – 8 September 2019. A full programme is now available at http://openbookfestival.co.za/festival-programme/

For more information please visit the festival website here.


Join The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre for the ninth Open Book Festival which takes place from 4 to 8 September this year.

With a record number of more than 150 events, this promises to be the best Festival yet. Enjoy book launches, workshops, readings, performances, panel discussions and more, with topics ranging from poetry to politics, to comics, food and fun. The engaging and entertaining discussions are designed to keep the conversations going long after the event.

The Festival also hosts the popular Comics Fest, #cocreatePOETICA and various children’s and outreach programmes. Venues for the event include hosts The Book Lounge and The Fugard Theatre as well as the District Six Homecoming Centre and the A4 Arts Foundation. Selected events will also take place outside the city centre including Elsies River Library and Ottery Library.

“We’re ready for another inspiring five days of entertainment, insightful conversations, stimulating debate and great books,” says says Festival Director Mervyn Sloman. “We’re also excited about new additions to the programme including the Mystery Author 15 minute lunch time readings, poetry and ice-cream pairing and poetry yoga.”

Two of the international authors attending this year have been longlisted forThe Booker Prize 2019 – Chigozie Obioma (An Orchestra of Minorities) and Oyinkan Braithwaite (My Sister the Serial Killer). The Festival welcomes back Nicole Dennis-Benn (Patsy) who was a crowd favourite in 2018. She is joined by amongst others Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (Friday Black), Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties), Elisabeth Åsbrink (Made in Sweden) and Saidiya Hartman (Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments).

As always, there is a dazzling array of South African authors taking part, from Festival favourites to new faces. A handful of them include Rekgotsofetse Chikane (Breaking a Rainbow, Building a Nation), Haji Mohamed Dawjee (Sorry, Not Sorry), Caryn Dolley (The Enforcer), Zimitri Erasmus (Race Otherwise), Ishay Govender-Ypma (Curry: Stories and Recipes from Across South Africa), Kelly-Eve Koopman (Because I Couldn't Kill You), Funeka Soldaat (Uhambo), Jonny Steinberg (One Day in Bethlehem), B Camminga (Beyond the Mountain) and Refiloe Moahloli (Yes Yanga!).

Now in its fourth year, #cocreatePOETICA is a partnership between Poetica and #cocreateSANL to present an electric programme of performances, readings, discussions and workshops exploring themes such as culture, identity and history. Catch Dutch poets Simone Atangana Bekono and Radna Fabias as well as an awesome range of talented local poets including, Allison-Claire Hoskins, Roché Kester, Primrose Mrwebi and Mbongeni Nomkonwana.

“In addition to the Dutch poets, we are also delighted to have Mackenzie Berry, Morgan Parker and Ishion Hutchinson join us. All three will certainly make valuable contributions to the events they are part of. Hutchinson is a winner of the 2019 Windham Campbell Prizes for Poetry and author of two poetry collections,Far District and House of Lords and Commons,” says Sloman.

“We can’t wait to hear the winner of the Leopard's Leap Take a Moment competition. Our incredible and longstanding partners will again host the popular #WORDS4WINE - join Leopard's Leap at their stand and exchange a pre-loved book for a glass of wine.”

From intimate dinners with international authors to discussions around access to food in urban spaces, how we consume, engage with and are shaped by food is a hot topic at this year’s Festival. The African Centre for Cities (ACC) will present a number of events, including transporting authors on a journey around Cape Town giving a fascinating insight to spaces where food and urban systems connect.
Gender and LGBTQ issues are an important focus with a number of events discussing identity, bodies, culture and belonging. Catch They Called me Queer with Zoey Black, Kelly-Eve Koopman and Kim Windvogel share coming out stories with Kelly Smith,and At the Coalfacewith Roche Kester, Tlaleng Mofokeng and Kim Windvogel in conversation with Joy Watson about sex and gender activism.

Interrogating the state of the nation is always a key element at the Festival, with events discussing the role of the media, the responsibility of tertiary spaces to prepare students for a world in crisis, student funding and the possibility of healing through storytelling.

At the fabulous Comics Fest Marketplace you can enjoy the work of more than twenty South African artists and snap up some of their amazing work. As part of the Comics Fest events, learn how to create your own comic or GIF and use your smart phone as a creative tool. Be sure to also catch the VR experience, The Lost Botanist.
Young visitors to the Festival are equally important and there’s a wonderful story telling line up for them on Saturday 7 September at Central Library, as well as cool events such as how to learn to draw your own Superhero.

This year’s festival will launch the first #WritingmyCity anthology, a partnership between Open Book Festival, the City of Cape Town and Cape Town public libraries to encourage people to submit their stories that speak to Cape Town in some way. A total of 187 entries were received in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa. The anthology that comes out of this project will be launched in the company of 2 of the judges and selected contributors.

The ninth Open Book Festival takes place from 4to 8September at the hosting venues The Book Lounge and TheFugard Theatre, as well as events at the District Six Homecoming Centre and The A4 Arts Foundation, from 10:00 to 21:00 each day. For further information and the full programme, visit www.openbookfestival.co.za

Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za

A Festival Day pass costs R150 and allows the holder to book for six events. (A Day pass on 8 September costs R100 to book for four events). A Full Festival pass costs R600 and allows the holder to book for 30 events.

All events, including free events require a ticket for access.
Open Book Festival is organised in partnership with The Fugard Theatre, the District 6 Museum, the A4 Arts Foundation, the Townhouse Hotel, Novus Holdings, the Embassy of Sweden, the Dutch Foundation for Literature and the HCI Foundation and sponsored by Leopard's Leap, Open Society Foundation, City of Cape Town, Pan Macmillan, NB Publishers, Jonathan Ball, Penguin Random House, African Centre for Cities, UCT Creative Writing Department, University of Stelle

Allelujah!

Allelujah!
16 September 2019
3pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    16 Sep 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

    3pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    2 hours 15 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Jacqueline ChanMolly
    • Jacqueline ClarkeMrs Maudsley
    • Patricia EnglandMavis
    • Julia FosterMary
    • Colin HaighArthur
    • Anna LindupRenee
    • Louis MahoneyNeville
    • Jeff RawleJoe
    • Cleo SylvestreCora
    • Gwen TaylorLucille
    • Sue WallaceHazel
    • Simon WilliamsAmbrose
    • Sacha DhawanDr Valentine
    • Deborah FindlaySister Gilchrist
    • Peter ForbesSalter, Hospital Chairman
    • Manish GandhiRamesh, Junior Doctor
    • Richie HartGerald, Physiotherapist
    • Nicola HughesNurse Pinkney
    • Gary WoodFletcher, Junior Doctor
    • Samuel BarnettColin, Joe's Son
    • Sam BondAlex, Documentary Director
    • Rosie EdeMrs Earnshaw
    • Nadine HigginCliff, Camera
    • David MoorstAndy, Work Experience
    • Duncan WisbeyMr Earnshaw
  • Creative

    • Alan BennettWriter
    • Nicholas HytnerDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner
    • Arlene PhillipsChoreographer
    • George FentonMusic
    • Natasha ChiversLighting Designer
    • Mike WalkerSound Designer

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From the National Theatre.

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph).

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Statements

Statements
From 17 September 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm | R160 - R220
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    17 Sep 2019 -
  • Time

    Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm
  • Price

    R160 - R220
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Marlo MinnaarErrol Philander
    • Liezl de KockFrieda Joubert
    • André OdendaalVoice of Policeman
  • Creative

    • Athol FugardWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Wolf BritzSet Design, Lighting Design
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderSoundscape, Sound Design
    • David ClassenSound Design

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

Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre in partnership with the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, this compelling new co-production opened to rapturous responses at the recent KKNK.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the KKNK and Kunste Onbeperk, which presents the Festival, and that recently awarded Athol Fugard with its Kunste Onbeperk Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre.


Marlo Minnaar (7de Laan, Santa Gamka, Sara Se Geheim, Boland Moorde) is gripping as Errol Philander, with Liezl de Kock (Piet se Optelgoed, Crazy in Love, Pictures of You, African Gothic) equally captivating as Frieda Joubert.

Written in 1972, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence. Two lovers – a coloured man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears. A neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photograph them from the informant's backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the inhuman and universally pilloried Immorality Act. The play is a compelling and deeply moving love story in which the physically and emotionally naked lovers expose not only their bodies but also their deepest longings for personal and emotional freedom.

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is written by Athol Fugard and directed by Greg Karvellas. Set Design and Lighting Design is by Wolf Britz, Soundscape is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Sound Design is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and David Classen.

“It was an honour to bring this classic play to life as part of the KKNK’s 25th birthday celebrations” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “We thank Hugo Theart and his team for their vision, professionalism and creative excellence in partnering with us on this production. We can’t wait to present it to our Cape Town audiences.”

Athol Fugard was born in 1932 in Middelburg in the Karoo. An internationally acclaimed playwright director and occasional actor, for over half a century he has written almost forty soul-searing plays with roles for all South Africans which have moved audiences in South Africa and around the world to laughter and tears as they reflected the inhumanity of apartheid. His plays champion truth and a fundamental universal humanity. In 2011 he received the ultimate recognition from the world’s most prestigious theatre community - a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He is also the author of four books and several screenplays. His plays include Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena, Master Harold and the Boys, The Train Driver, The Blue Iris and The Shadow of the Hummingbird. A number of his works have been turned into films with director Gavin Hood's Tsotsi, based on his 1980 short story of the same name winning the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - South Africa's first Academy award in this category. Athol’s work spans the period of apartheid in South Africa, through the first democratic elections, to Nelson Mandela’s presidency and into present-day, post-apartheid South Africa.

The recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and awards, Athol was awarded the prestigious PraemiumImperiale global arts prize for Theatre/Film by the Japan Art Association in 2014. One of the most performed playwrights in the world, he continues to direct and write plays. He shares his life with his wife the writer and academic Paula Fourie and their dog Jakkals.

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act will be performed in The Fugard Studio Theatre from 17 September on Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm with a Saturday matinee at 4pm.

Tickets from R160 to R220 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members for certain performances and seating. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office. Are you not yet a Friends of the Fugard member? Sign up now at the box office or online for priority booking and great specials!

Please note:
1) There is an age advisory of 16 years (there is full nudity throughout).
2) Latecomers will not be admitted after the start of the performance.
3) There are loud sound effects within the performance.
4) Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.
5) This production is presented in English.

Kinky Boots New Year's Eve

Kinky Boots New Year's Eve
December 31 2019
9:30pm | R580 – R700
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    31 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
  • Time

    9:30pm
  • Price

    R580 – R700

The countdown has begun to get ... Beyond Kinky!
 
On 31 December 2019, The Fugard Theatre is set to host a New Year’s Eve party that will be beyond anything ever hosted at The Fugard.
 
Tickets for this exciting event will range from R580 to R700 and include: a ticket to the smash hit musical Kinky Boots' New Year’s Eve performance as well as exclusive access to Beyond Kinky! after the show with champagne, chill areas, multiple bars, best dressed prizes and live DJs.
 
Tickets are limited so get your tickets, grab your kinky boots, feather boas, faux fur and false lashes and come strut into 2020 and get Beyond Kinky! with the cast and crew of Kinky Boots this New Year’s eve.

Please note: Kinky Boots has a recommended age restriction of 10 years and older with parental supervision. Parental guidance and discretion is advised for the Beyond Kinky! party afterwards.

Please note: The producers of Kinky Boots cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running
23 September 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Joshua McGuireSandy Mynott
    • Alex HassellJack Gould
    • Siân BrookePauline Gibson
    • Amaka OkaforMeredith Ikeji
    • Brigid ZengeniNerena Trent
    • Liza SadovyBlaise Gibson
    • Owen FindlayEnsemble
    • Harry LongEnsemble
    • Roisin RaeEnsemble
    • Nadia WilliamsEnsemble
  • Creative

    • David HareWriter
    • Neil ArmfieldDirector
    • Ralph MyersSet Designer
    • Sussie Juhlin-WallenCostume Designer
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer
    • Paul ArdittiSound Designer
    • Alan JohnMusic
    • Jon DriscollVideo Designer

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From the National Theatre.

I’m Not Running is an explosive new political drama exploring personal choices and their public consequences, written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader,The Hours, NT Live: Skylight).

The cast includes Siân Brooke (BBC Sherlock, BBC Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (ITV Grantchester, BBC The Miniaturist).

Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the National Health Service (NHS), to becoming an independent Member of Parliament.

In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party.

As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision…

King Lear

King Lear
12 August – 16 September 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Aug 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    3 hours 15 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Kirsty BushellRegan
    • Richard CrewsGentleman Informer / Old Man
    • James CorriganEdmund
    • Sinead CusackKent
    • John HastingsCuran / Doctor
    • Anthony HowellAlbany
    • Lloyd HutchinsonFool
    • Jake MannBurgundy / Lear’s Knight / Monsieur La Far
    • Michael MatusOswald
    • Ian McKellenKing Lear
    • Claire PriceGoneril
    • DAniel RabinCornwall
    • Caleb RobertsKing of France / British Captain
    • Scott SparrowAlbany’s Man
    • Luke ThompsonEdgar
    • Anita-Joy UwajehCordelia
    • Danny WebbGloucester
  • Creative

    • William ShakespeareWriter
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • Paul WillsDesigner
    • Oliver FenwickLighting Designer
    • Ben and Max RinghamCompisition and Sound

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From the National Theatre.

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season
From October 2019
Mondays 3 & 7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Time

    Mondays 3 & 7pm
  • Price

    R120

The Fugard Theatre is gearing up to announce its new World Arts Cinema Season for 2020.
 
Curated by The Fugard Theatre’s Artistic Director, Greg Karvellas, audiences can once again look forward to high definition screenings of the very best in world opera, ballet, theatre and National Theatre Live titles from around the globe. Now in its 8th year, this new season comes with some exciting changes.
 
The World Arts Cinema Season is moving from Sunday mornings to Mondays with screenings taking place at 3 pm and 7 pm. Bioscope patrons will now be able to enjoy double screening days along with the famous Fugard hospitality.
 
Tickets for the screenings will cost R120 per seat and Friends Of The Fugard receive a 20% discount.
 
Watch this space, and your inboxes, for our season program announcement which will be revealed soon!

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

Save The Date!
 
Artistic Director, Greg Karvellas, is set to announce his first Artistic Season for The Fugard Theatre on the 2nd of September 2019. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Fugard theatres doors being open, Cape Town audiences can look forward to a thrilling selection of  international and local drama, musicals,  comedy, cinema and live music events.
 
Friends Of The Fugard will receive an early bird notification in their inboxes the moment we announce. For those who are not signed up to our Friends of The Fugard programme, you can sign up here.

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As a Friend of The Fugard you are eligible for great discounts on each of our current and upcoming productions. These discounts are exclusively available from our box office on 021 461 4554 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each registered Friends of The Fugard member will receive their first 2 tickets discounted, on the usual applicable performance days and seating categories when booking through the box office. Thereafter the member’s guests will pay the full price (or other category discount, if applicable) on additional seats as required.

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