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The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season

The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 season as well as some exciting new productions. Enjoy the best of the National Theatre’s screenings from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat, with its full size high definition cinema screen and 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system.

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King Kong Returns : The Fugard

Returns from 12 December
Now booking to 18 February

After an initial sold out 6 week season at the Fugard, King Kong returns by overwhelming public demand for the end of year holiday season. For those Capetonians who missed out, or who want to return with friends and family, the good news is that the Fugard Theatre has announced a return run for the holiday season from 12 December and bookings are now open through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 and Webtickets.

The musical portrays the life and times of heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini and is set to the scintillating music of Todd Matshikiza with legendary songs such as “Back of the Moon”, “King Kong” and “Sad Times, Bad Times”. The 1959 production of South Africa’s first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties and was seen by 200 000 South Africans before transferring to London’s West End. Whilst remaining true to the original production, a world-class creative team and an all South African cast have revitalised King Kong for the 21st century, giving it new life.

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Moedertaal At The Fugard

Moedertaal
Limited run: 14 Nov – 2 Dec 2017
Met Engelse boskrifte | With English surtitles

Featuring South African icon Sandra Prinsloo and writer/director Nico Scheepers, Moedertaal comes to Cape Town fresh off the festival circuit where it pulled full houses and standing ovations.

Moedertaal is the next installment in Sandra Prinsloo’s trifecta of one-person plays, started so beautifully with Die Naaimasjien and Oskar en die pienk tannie. And now, Moedertaal, performed by Prinsloo in a raw and moving journey through life, filled with love, honesty and laughter.

Previously seen on the Fugard Theatre stage in Wie’s bang vir Virginia Woolf and So Ry Miss Daisy, multiple award-winning icon Sandra Prinsloo needs no introduction. Doyenne of the South African stage, she brings a fire to every part that cannot be denied.

Director Nico Scheepers, who also wrote the play and composed the music, is one of the most exciting young theatremakers in South Africa. His acclaimed productions include Wentel with Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rooivalk (kykNET Fiësta award winner for Best New Afrikaans production and Best Play) and Amper Vrystaat. In 2017 he directed and produced Hemelruim, which enjoyed a hugely successful run in the Fugard Studio Theatre.

Moedertaal is performed in Afrikaans with English surtitles.

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Met Suid-Afrikaanse ikoon Sandra Prinsloo en regisseur Nico Scheepers, kom Moedertaal in Kaapstad aan, vars van die feeskringloop waar dit vol sale en staande ovasies geniet.

Moedertaal is die volgende aflewering in Sandra Prinsloo se driekuns van eepersoon-produksies, so beeldskoon begin met Die Naaimasjien en Oskar en die pienk tannie. En nou, Moedertaal, vertolk deur Prinsloo in ’n rou en hartroerende reis deur die lewe, gevul met liefde, humor en leed.

Voorheen te sien op die Fugard Teater verhoog in Wie’s bang vir Virginia Woolf en So Ry Miss Daisy, kort veelbekroonde ikoon Sandra Prinsloo geen bekendstelling nie. Doyenne van die Suid Afrikaanse verhoog, sy bring ’n onblusbare vuur na elke rol wat meesleur.

Regisseur Nico Scheepers, wie ook verantwoordelik was vir die teks en die musiek, is een van die mees opwindende jong teatermakers in Suid Afrika. Sy bekroonde produksies sluit in Wentel met Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Rooivalk (kykNET Fiësta wenner vir Beste Nuwe Afrikaanse Produksie en Beste Aanbieding) en Amper Vrystaat. In 2017 behartig hy die regie en vertaling van Hemelruim, wat ongelooflik suksesvol was in die Fugard Studio Teater.

Moedertaal is in Afrikaans met Engelse boskrifte.

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King Kong Returns – The Fugard

The iconic South African hit musical returns from 12 December

After an initial sold out 6 week season at the Fugard, King Kong returns by overwhelming public demand for the end of year holiday season. For those Capetonians who missed out, or who want to return with friends and family, the good news is that the Fugard Theatre has announced a return run for the holiday season from 12 December and bookings are now open through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 and Webtickets.

The musical portrays the life and times of heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini and is set to the scintillating music of Todd Matshikiza with legendary songs such as “Back of the Moon”, “King Kong” and “Sad Times, Bad Times”. The 1959 production of South Africa’s first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties and was seen by 200 000 South Africans before transferring to London’s West End. Whilst remaining true to the original production, a world-class creative team and an all South African cast have revitalised King Kong for the 21st century, giving it new life.

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Shakespeare In Love Extends – The Fugard

Shakespeare in Love
Extends due to popular demand
Must close 25 November

A romantic comedy … of errors.

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre production (and South African premiere) of Shakespeare in Love now playing at the Fugard Theatre.

Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

This South African premiere features 20 actors, and a dog, and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, CHAMP).

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block … the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

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The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season

The Fugard Bioscope
National Theatre Encore Season
Sundays 11 am | Mondays 7 pm

The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 season. Enjoy the best of the National Theatre’s screenings from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat, with its full size high definition cinema screen and 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system.

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“Die Reuk Van Appels” At The Fugard

Die reuk van appels
(The smell of apples)
Opens tonight

Die reuk van appels is the acclaimed 1993 debut novel of South African author Mark Behr. This seminal work was adapted for the stage and debuted in April 2017 at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK). Die reuk van appels is the coming-of-age story of Marnus Erasmus, 11-year-old son of a South African Defence Force (SADF) general. It eloquently captures the Afrikaner mentality in the late 1970s and early 1980s and the brutal consequences of apartheid and militarisation of South African life.

Performed in Afrikaans with English surtitles. Please note: the show carries an age restriction of 16 and contains scenes with sex, nudity, strong language, violence and prejudice.

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King Kong Comes To Joburg

The iconic South African hit musical
Comes to Joburg from 12 September

From the Fugard Theatre – the South African producers of the critically acclaimed West Side Story and The Rocky Horror Show. Over half a century since the original production, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand-new production of the iconic South African musical King Kong at Joburg Theatre from 12 September 2017.

The musical portrays the life and times of heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini and is set to the scintillating music of Todd Matshikiza with legendary songs such as “Back of the Moon”, “King Kong” and “Sad Times, Bad Times”. The 1959 production of South Africa’s first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties and was seen by 200 000 South Africans before transferring to London’s West End, in part launching the international careers of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela among others. Whilst remaining true to the original production, a world-class creative team and an all South African cast have revitalised King Kong for the 21st century, giving it new life.

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King Kong – Opens Next Week At The Fugard

Cape Town: From 25 July | Joburg: From 12 September
www.kingkongstagemusical.com

The wait is over! More than half a century since the original production, Eric Abraham presents a brand-new Fugard Theatre production of the iconic South African musical King Kong. The musical portrays the life and times of heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini and is set to the scintillating music of Todd Matshikiza with legendary songs such as “Back of the Moon”, “King Kong” and “Sad Times, Bad Times”. The 1959 production of South Africa’s first black musical was set in Sophiatown in Johannesburg in the late-fifties and was seen by 200 000 South Africans before transferring to London’s West End, in part launching the international careers of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela among many others. Whilst remaining true to the original production, a world-class creative team and a sensational all South African cast will revitalise King Kong for the 21st century, giving it new life. We look forward to welcoming you to our production of King Kong!.

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David Kramer’s District Six – Kanala Returns To The Fugard Theatre For The Festive Season

kanala-poster-returns_1c2aed3f253f01485e2a499b9476d223District Six – Kanala, created by David Kramer to commemorate the declaration of District Six as a “whites only” group area in 1966, returns to the historic Fugard Theatre in District Six in November. This musical, produced by Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre, opened precisely 50 years to the day after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a “whites only” area and played to capacity for 5 months.

“I am truly honoured by the heartfelt response to Kanala that we received from the local community. I know that Taliep would have been thrilled to have his work showcased in a theatre in Caledon Street, which was once part of District Six.” – David Kramer

District Six – Kanala celebrates and recreates some of the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960’s District Six. Popular music that reverberated through Hanover Street, the Star Bioscope, the Tafelberg Hotel, the La Fiesta, the Drill and City Hall and the Green Point Track is exuberantly recreated by a fabulously talented cast.

Returning to reprise their roles this season are Loukmaan Adams (District Six the Musical, Kat and the Kings), Carmen Maarmen (Ghoema, Madame Zingara), Carlo Daniels (Some Like It Vrot, Orpheus in Africa), Natasha Hess (West Side Story, Orpheus in Africa), Sne Dladla (2016 Fleur De Cap Winner for Orpheus in Africa), Edith Plaatjies (Blood Brothers, Orpheus in Africa), Kashiefa Blaauw (Remembering The Lux) and Cleo Raatus (Black Dog, The Fall). The Fugard Theatre welcomes Anray Amansure who will play the role of the Narrator.

Most of the songs featured in District Six – Kanala were written by David Kramer and his partner, the late Taliep Petersen. Evergreens such as The Seven Steps of Stone, Lonely Girl, Sexy Boys, Mavis and It’s New Year. There are also traditional songs and new Kramer compositions such as the 11th of February, Cowboy and Vandag Issie Dag.

The performers are supported by a live six piece band, under the leadership of Dylan Roman and the guidance of Musical Director Alistair Izobell. The set is designed by Saul Radomsky, Costumes by Birrie le Roux, Sound design is by Aki Khan and Lighting design is by Daniel Galloway and Benjamin du Plessis. Video Projection Design and Mapping is by Daniel Manners and Benjamin du Plessis.

After an astounding sold out run earlier this year, this highly entertaining and heartfelt tribute to the memory of District Six, District Six – Kanala returns to The Fugard Theatre from the 22 November 2016 for the summer season.

The Family of Four Special for the first four Thursdays of the run is available from the Fugard Theatre Box Office only. There are also excellent discounts for pensioners and group bookings when booking through the theatre’s box office.

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