King Kong Cape Town

King Kong Cape Town
MUST CLOSE 4 MAR 2018!
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 4 PM | R130 – R280
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    12 Dec 2017 -
  • Time

    TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | SUN 4 PM
  • Price

    R130 – R280
  • Cast

    • Andile GumbiKing Kong
    • Edith PlaatjiesJoyce
    • Sne DladlaPop
    • Sanda ShanduLucky
    • Josslynn HlentiPetal
    • Tshamano SebeJack
    • Ntambo RapatlaMiriam
    • Sabelo RadebeCaswell, Slim
    • Joel ZumaHarry, Journalist, Reverend
    • JT MedupeLeadpipe, Ensemble
    • Athenkosi MfamelaMad
    • Shalom ZamisaPolo
    • Sibusiso MxosanaTaki
    • Aphiwe MenziwaSibu
    • Siphiwe NkabindeGreb Mabisa, Sgt. Walter Ngolo, Ensemble
    • Namisa MdlaloseFemale Ensemble
    • Siyasanga PapuFemale Ensemble
    • Lungelwa MdekaziFemale Ensemble, Miriam’s Ma
    • Ziyanda YakoFemale Ensemble
    • Barileng MalebyeFemale Ensemble
    • Masego MothibakgomoFemale Ensemble
    • Given MkhizeMale Onstage Swing, Joe Khanyile
    • Rushney FergusonFemale Onstage Swing, Dance Captain
    • Jabu GambuMale Onstage Swing
  • Creative

    • Todd MatshikizaOriginal Music
    • Pat WilliamsLyrics and Original First Draft Book
    • Harry BloomBook
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • William NicholsonRevised Book and Additional Lyrics
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Additional Music and Arrangements
    • Gregory Maqoma
Choreography
    • Paul WillsSet Design
    • Tim Mitchell
Lighting Design
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Design
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Musical Director
    • Sipumzo Trueman LucwabaMusical Director
    • Mdu Kweyama
Associate Director
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design
    • Richard LothianFight Choreography
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayProducer
    • Lamees AlbertusAssociate Producer
    • Greg KarvellasAssociate Producer
    • Jack Sidey (London)Associate Producer

After a sold out 6 weeks season at the Fugard, King Kong returns by overwhelming public demand for the end of year holiday season - book your seats today!

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 Webtickets or the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554.

More than half a century since the first performance in 1959, the Fugard Theatre’s production of this iconic and historic musical has receivedfive star reviews and rapturous audience responses. King Kong tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was "King Kong" to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza.

“The original production of King Kong united audiences of all races – at the height of apartheid - and was a celebration of South African talent,”says Daniel Galloway the Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “We have been delighted to see that audiences from all walks of life and across several generations have enjoyed the 2017 production which is itself a celebration of our outstanding local talent.”

The Fugard Theatre’s King Kong is directed by Jonathan Munby who directed the Fugard Theatre's production of A Human Being Died That Night with Noma Dumezweni (the only double Olivier award-winning Southern African actor) amongst many other international productions. Following King Kong Munby directs Sir Ian McKellen in Shakespeare's King Lear for the Chichester Festival in the UK.

The original production featured music by Todd Matshikiza, lyrics and original book by Pat Williams and book by Harry Bloom. The revised book (with additional lyrics) is by Academy award nominated screenwriter and playwright William Nicholson (Shadowlands, Gladiator, Les Miserables, Sarafina, Long Walk to Freedom). South African choreographer star and recent French Legion D’Honneur recipient Gregory Maqoma choreographs King Kong to the irresistible original music of the late great South African composer Todd Matshikiza.

The Fugard Theatre’s production sees Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (West Side Story, Funny Girl, Cabaret) and Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba with additional music and arrangements by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.

Set design is by Paul Wills (A Human Being Died That Night, Royal Shakespeare Company's Hamlet, West End - Wyndham's Theatre - David Mamet's American Buffalo); Costume design by Birrie le Roux (West Side Story, Orpheus in Africa, District Six: Kanala); Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell (A Human Being Died That Night; Royal Shakespeare Company's King Lear with Antony Sher - Associate artist RSC/Chichester Festival Theatre) and Sound Design by Mark Malherbe (West Side Story, Funny Girl). The associate director is Mdu Kweyama.

A live 9-piece band, under the direction of Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba, accompanies the action at every performance.

 

★★★★★ King Kong enchants - Die Burger
★★★★★ A knockout success - City Press
★★★★ An electric, riveting and astounding reinvention ... This triumphant production enchants and uplifts - Cape Argus
Gregory Maqoma’s choreography is simply magnificent - Daily Maverick
A knockout ... a tribute to South Africa’s performance arts legacy - Whats On In Cape Town
Beautifully staged, impeccably performed piece of work, bubbling with vitality and sparkling with talent - Weekend Special
King Kong is a theatrical treat, and something to treasure and celebrate - Theatre Scene Cape Town
★★★★★ King Kong enchants - Die Burger
★★★★★ A knockout success - City Press
★★★★ An electric, riveting and astounding reinvention ... This triumphant production enchants and uplifts - Cape Argus
Gregory Maqoma’s choreography is simply magnificent - Daily Maverick
A knockout ... a tribute to South Africa’s performance arts legacy - Whats On In Cape Town
Beautifully staged, impeccably performed piece of work, bubbling with vitality and sparkling with talent - Weekend Special
King Kong is a theatrical treat, and something to treasure and celebrate - Theatre Scene Cape Town

Obsession

Obsession
21 JAN 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    21 Jan 2018 - 21 Jan 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    1 hour 55 minutes, with no interval
  • Cast

    • Jude LawGino
    • Halina ReijnHanna
    • Gijs Scholten van AschatJoseph
    • Chukwudi IwujiThe Priest / The Inspector
    • Robert de HoogJohnny
    • Aysha KalaAnita
  • Creative

    • Ivo van HoveDirector
    • Jan VersweyveldSet Design and Lighting
    • Jan Peter GerritsAdaptation and Dramaturgy
    • Simon StephensEnglish Language Version

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

Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession. Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film.

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Angels in America Part 2

Angels in America Part 2
22 JAN 2018
7 PM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    22 Jan 2018 - 22 Jan 2018
  • Time

    7 PM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours 50 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Susan Brown
    • Andrew Garfield
    • Denise Gough
    • Nathan Lane
    • Amanda Lawrence
    • James McArdle
    • Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
    • Russell Tovey
  • Creative

    • Tony KushnerWriter
    • Marianne ElliottDirector
    • Ian MacNeilSet Designer
    • Nicky GillibrandCostume Designer
    • Paule ConstableLighting Designer

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

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell.

Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell Tovey (The Pass).

This new staging of Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse).

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