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The Fugard At Home

The Fugard at Home
The Fugard Theatre’s new digital platform
Coming Soon

The Fugard Theatre will soon be launching a new digital platform through its website.

The Fugard Theatre has been closed since 16 March as a result of the continuing spread of the COVID-19 virus, the restrictions on public gatherings, and the subsequent national lockdown.

“These unprecedented times have been particularly challenging for everyone in South Africa, including people working in the creative and arts sector. We have explored every possible opportunity to present our scheduled season as originally planned, but with the current level of uncertainty regarding when we will be allowed to operate again, we have had to make the tough decision to cancel all productions for 2020. The health and well-being of our theatre community, audiences, actors, creative teams, and staff remain our foremost priority. By cancelling this year’s season we are taking the necessary steps to protect those who visit and work at the Fugard from the risk of infection, as well as help mitigate the spread of the virus in the Western Cape,” says Lamees Albertus, General Manager & Producer of The Fugard Theatre.

“The Fugard remains committed to celebrating South African artists and their work as well as inspiring and entertaining our audiences, so we are excited to announce that we will be launching The Fugard at Home. With the ‘new normal’ now upon us, The Fugard at Home will present engaging and compelling content on an online portal that champions the arts and once again connects our loyal Fugard audiences and artists in a meaningful way,” says Albertus.

“Greg Karvellas, our Artistic Director, and I, alongside the passionate Fugard Theatre team, are working hard to finalise the details of The Fugard at Home digital platform and we look forward to sharing them very soon.”

“The Fugard at Home digital platform we are developing will never replace the magic of live theatre, nor change the artistic vision of The Fugard, but rather it will offer access to artists and audiences online and continue to find ways to champion theatre and the arts. Theatre has always evolved and adapted during challenging times and been a beacon of hope. Our digital portal aims to do the same,” says Greg Karvellas, Artistic Director of The Fugard Theatre.

The Fugard Theatre box office will be contacting patrons who have already booked tickets for productions this year, and offering them a full refund, or the option to donate the cost of their tickets to the theatre.

Stream The Fugard Theatre’s acclaimed recent tenth birthday production of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… And The Boys until 20 May, available exclusively for Friends of The Fugard. Not yet a Friends of The Fugard member? Sign up now online here.

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‘Master Harold’ …And The Boys – Streaming Extended

Streaming of “Master Harold” … and the Boys now extended until 20 May. Exclusive to Friends of The Fugard members.

Due to an overwhelming response to our free online stream of Athol Fugard’s “Master Harold”… and the Boys, we are now extending the free stream until 20 May 2020, exclusively for Friends of The Fugard members.

Please use the password “Caledon” to access the streaming page.

We chose this particular work of Athol Fugard’s to mark our 10th anniversary because it holds a mirror up to us as people, and forces us to question the humanity behind our thoughts and our actions. There is no better time to be reminded of that than now.

If you wish to make a donation to the Fugard in lieu of your ticket price, you can do so here.

Please note: This production carries an age restriction of PG for language and prejudice and the recording contains a racial slur. The Fugard Theatre does not condone the use of the slur in any way.

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Moffie Now Available For Streaming

R150 for 24 Hours | Visit moffiefilm.com

Moffie, the story of a young conscript who battles to survive compulsory military service in apartheid South Africa while coming to terms with his sexual orientation from Portobello Productions and Penzance Films and directed by Oliver Hermanus, is now available for people in South Africa to stream online, right in your own home.

Tickets cost R150 per viewing and are valid to use for 24 hours from the time of purchasing.

The year is 1981 and South Africa’s white minority government is embroiled in a conflict on the southern Angolan border. Like all white boys over the age of 16, Nicholas Van der Swart must complete two years of compulsory military service to defend the Apartheid regime. The threat of communism and “die swart gevaar” (the black danger) is at an all-time high. But that’s not the only danger Nicholas faces. He must survive the brutality of the army – something that becomes even more difficult when a connection is sparked between him and a fellow recruit.

Read the SAMDB review of Moffie.

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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.