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Joburg City Theatres Closes Off Women’s Month With Amanda Black

Joburg City Theatres closes off their month-long programmes with a virtual concert featuring the songstress, Amanda Black.

The free streaming concert is aimed at celebrating South African women.

‘Women should be celebrated every day, but a month dedicated to female empowerment is extremely special. As we tell stories through the arts, we also create memories for all our patrons.’ says Xoliswa Nduneni Ngema, Chief Executive Officer of Joburg City Theatres.

Amanda Black is a multiplatinum-selling and multiple Award-winning singer/songwriter, an aspiring activist, youth leader and a powerful voice in women empowerment and the fight against inequality and gender-based violence.

Amanda first came to the limelight as a contestant on the popular TV Show, Idols South Africa, where she contested 3 times, only breaking ground in season 11 where she made the final 7. Still unstoppable, in 2016 Amanda released her powerful and critically-acclaimed hit single, Amazulu, an inspiring and easily relatable soulful piece which resulted in numerous nominations and wins, including 3 South Africa Music Awards, 2 Metro Awards and a BET International artist of the year nomination. Titled after her first single, Amanda’s debut album was certified platinum only three weeks after its release.

A strong believer in embracing diversity and equality, Black has over the last few years used her platform and influence to speak on several issues including women empowerment and gender-based violence, intending to help build a better world where all people are heard, respected, equal, and treated with dignity.

JCT invites all families and communities to watch the free streaming of great music, themed around telling authentic African stories, weaved with creative storytelling and poetry, showing the world that Amanda is not only an artist but one who evokes a unique, strong and timeless voice for this generation.

Date: 30 August 2020
Time: 16h00
Book your free ticket here: www.joburgtheatre.com/joburg-womens-concert-with-amanda-black

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Joburg City Theatres Suspends Performances And Programmes

Joburg City Theatres suspends performances and programmes

Joburg City Theatres have been directed to postpone all shows and activities until further notice, affecting Joburg Theatre, Soweto Theatre and Roodepoort Theatre.

Joburg City Theatres has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19), in response to the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa that gatherings of more than 100 people are prohibited, on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Amongst the productions and events affected are the following:

Joburg Theatre:

  • Joburg Ballet’s Don Quixote – cancelled
  • The Color Purple – cancelled
  • Joburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Arts and Culture Fest – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Be Our Guest – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • The Head and the Load – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • SEI/Seboko Roadshow – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Mzansi Reggae Red Carpet Concert – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Duma Ndlovu Academy (DNA) development programme – suspended until schools re-open
  • Applied Performing Arts Administration and Management programme – suspended until schools re-open
  • The People’s Theatre’s The Jungle Book – postponed / new date to be confirmed

Roodepoort Theatre:

  • Talent Africa – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Curt – postponed

Soweto Theatre:

  • Guerrilla Classics / Human Rights Day Picnic – cancelled
  • BYU Ballroom Dance – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Be Brave – postponed to 3 – 4 October
  • I Look to You with Kelly Khumalo – postponed/new date to be confirmed
  • Vuma Zion – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Litsomong Youth Development Programme – suspended until schools re-open
  • Music Tutorial Programme – suspended until schools re-open
  • Ingubo – Soweto Traditional Winter Fashion Show – postponed / new date to be confirmed
  • Ndofaya Arts and Culture Clap & Tap – postponed / new date to be confirmed

The CEO of Joburg City Theatres, Ms Xoliswa Nduneni Ngema, says “The safety and health of our staff, performers and visitors is our number one priority. Should there be any changes to the current status, we will take account of any recommendations from the relevant authorities and implement all appropriate instructions accordingly.”

MMC for Community Development, Councillor Margaret Arnolds, adds “We understand that these cancellations and postponements come as a disappointment, but ultimately we all want the same thing – the health and safety of our communities. While we are all very concerned, and rightfully so, we must avoid panic and take all precautions to combat this virus. ”

All affected patrons will be contacted by Joburg City Theatres’ ticketing office. For any enquiries, please e-mail info@joburgtheatre.com or call 011 877 6853 / 011 877 6917.

Details around new dates and rescheduling of the productions, as well as any changes to the current status, will be communicated through our website, social media and newsletters in due course.

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The Fugard Theatre Suspends Shows With Immediate Effect

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15 March 2020, The Fugard Theatre will suspend operations with immediate effect, as of Monday 16 March 2020, until further notice due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend. The health and well-being of our audiences, actors and The Fugard staff remain our foremost concern.

This will affect the following productions and screenings:

  • “Master Harold”… and the Boys
  • Never Too Naked
  • It’s Only A Play
  • What We Wish For
  • Concerning the Life of Babyboy Kleintjies
  • All Moffie screenings
  • The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season (until 1 June)

Details around new dates and rescheduling of our suspended productions will be communicated through our website, social media and database in due course.

All patrons will be contacted by The Fugard Theatre box office to arrange a full refund for seats booked. For any enquiries, please email boxoffice@thefugard.com.

Sometimes the show can’t go on: If you have tickets to a live performance or screening which has been cancelled due to COVID-19, please consider donating your ticket rather than requesting a refund. This is the kind of thing that can kill the arts. The livelihood of countless performing arts professionals are at stake.

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Concerning The Life Of Babyboy Kleintjies – The Fugard

The Fugard Theatre presents the world premiere of Concerning the Life of Babyboy Kleintjies, a new play by Athol Fugard and Paula Fourie. This new production will run from 16 April for a strictly limited two week run at The Laboratory at the Adam Small Complex in Stellenbosch and as a Friend of The Fugard you can be the first to book your seats by calling 021 461 4554 or emailing boxoffice@thefugard.com.

On a Stellenbosch winter’s night, a trio of beggars – Lappies, Riempie and Vink – sheltering under a road bridge over the Eersteriver are joined by a young vagrant woman, Marie, who brings with her an unexpected find. Their night spent together huddled under the bridge rushes to a violent conclusion during which the beggars and Marie – so too, the actors and the audience – are confronted with harsh truths about themselves and the society we live in.

Joined now by Fourie, this play represents Fugard’s opportunity to fulfil a promise made to Barney Simon and Berthold Brecht nearly sixty years ago.

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March 2020 At The Fugard

We kick off March with the final 3 weeks of Athol Fugard’s classic “Master Harold”… and the Boys which must close on 21 March, the first round of the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa in the Western Cape which sees participating schools prepare and perform 30-minute abridged versions of the Shakespeare play of their choice from 3 – 14 March, a fortnight of screenings of the new South African film Moffie presented by the Fugard Bioscope from 15 March and Pieter-Dirk Uys returns as the Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister Bambi Kellermann in Never Too Naked from 24 March.

Now Playing and Coming Soon

“Master Harold” … and the Boys
Must close 21 March 2020

A new production of Athol Fugard’s masterpiece in celebration of The Fugard Theatre’s 10th birthday.

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The Shakespeare School’s Festival South Africa
3 – 14 March 2020

34 participating schools prepare and perform 30 minute abridged versions of the Shakespeare play of their choice.

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Moffie
15 – 29 March 2020

Eric Abraham and The Fugard Bioscope present a fortnight of screenings of Moffie, the new film from Portobello Productions and Penzance Films.

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Never Too Naked
From 24 March 2020

Pieter-Dirk Uys returns as Bambi Kellermann Bambi Kellermann is Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister – and that’s where the family ties end.

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The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

Throughout March the 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season continues with screenings of titles such as Romeo and Juliet from the Bolshoi Ballet, La Boheme from The Royal Opera House, the musical Wise Children and we end March with the much anticipated screening of Margaret Atwood In Conversation from The National Theatre Live.

Now in its 9th year, the Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season brings audiences the very best offering in recorded live performances all screened in the comfort of the beautiful Fugard Theatre. The World Arts Cinema Season has moved from Sunday mornings to Mondays with screenings taking place at 3 pm and 7 pm. Tickets are R120 and can be booked online through the links below or by calling our box office on 021 461 4554.

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Take advantage of your Friends of The Fugard discounts

You’re receiving this newsletter as a Friend of The Fugard, which means 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 boxoffice@thefugard.com. One member per discount. Multiple kinds of discounts do not apply. Terms and conditions apply.