The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

The 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season
FROM 4 JAN 2017
SUNDAYS 11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    04 Jan 2017 -
  • Time

    SUNDAYS 11 AM
  • Price

    R100
For the sixth consecutive year the Fugard Theatre Bioscope is bringing audiences the very best in recorded live screenings featuring the finest productions in theatre, opera and ballet, from the world’s most famous stages.
 
After five successful seasons featuring titles from The National Theatre, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet, the Fugard Theatre Bioscope is proud to announce additional partnerships with The Globe Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Salzburg Festival growing the slate of world-class titles and giving audiences a wider variety of productions to choose from.
 
Screenings are presented in full digital high-definition and surround-sound in the comfort of the Fugard Theatre.
 
Download a copy of our 2017 season brochure, with information on each screening, here.

2017 Schedule

MONTHPRODUCTIONFROM

JAN 2017

THE DEEP BLUE SEA
8 January 2017
 The National Theatre
 

IL TROVATORE
15 January 2017

The Salzburg Festival Opera
  BRIGHTSTREAM
22 January 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  THREEPENNY OPERA
29 January 2017
The National Theatre
FEB 2017 CYMBELINE
5 February 2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company
  KING LEAR
12 February 2017
The Royal Shakespeare Company
  THE GOLDEN AGE
26 February 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
MAR 2017 FIDELIO
5 March 2017
The Salzburg Festival Opera
  SWAN LAKE
12 March 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  NO MAN'S LAND
19 March 2017
The National Theatre
  SLEEPING BEAUTY
26 March 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
APRIL 2017 MADAMA BUTTERFLY
23 April 2017
The Royal Opera House
  HEDDA GABLER
30 April 2017
The National Theatre
MAY 2017 CONTEMPORARY EVENING
7 May 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  AMADEUS
14 May 2017
The National Theatre
  HERO OF OUR TIME
21 May 2017
The Bolshoi Ballet
  JEWELS
28 May 2017
The Royal Ballet
JUNE 2017 WOOLF WORKS
4 June 2017
The Royal Ballet
  MEASURE FOR MEASURE
11 June 2017
The Globe Theatre
  THE DREAM / SYMPHONIC VARIATIONS
25 June 2017
The Royal Ballet
JUL 2017 RICHARD II
2 July 2017
The Globe Theatre
  CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
9 July 2017
The Salzburg Festival Opera
AUG 2017 MERCHANT OF VENICE
6 August 2017
The Globe Theatre
  OTELLO
13 August 2017
 The Royal Opera House

(The schedule is subject to change and further additions will be made)

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope screenings have proven very popular amongst the Fugard Theatre audiences with record attendances since the first season in 2011 and continued growing support.

Hemelruim

Hemelruim
25 APR – 20 MAY 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R165
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Apr 2017 - 20 May 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R165
  • Duration

    1 hour 25 minutes
  • Language

    Afrikaans with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Paul du Toit
    • Tinarie van Wyk Loots
  • Creative

    • Nico ScheepersRegie, vertaling, ontwerp en musiek

Hemelruim (Constellations) wen in 2012 die Evening Standard-prys vir beste nuwe produksie, gevolg deur uitverkoopde speelvakke op Broadway en die West End. Dit is die beeldskone verhaal van twee siele wat mekaar keer op keer in verskeie heelalle ontmoet en verloor. Die produksie is eerlik, gestroop, floreer in die hande van die twee spelers en neem die gehoor op `n reis deur die sterre, vol liefde, wetenskap en heuning.

Hierdie beeldskone Afrikaanse verwerking wen vir Tinarie van Wyk Loots Beste Aktrise by Aardklop, die KKNK en die 2016 Fiesta Toekennings.

Met Engelse boskrifte | With English surtitles

King Kong

King Kong
25 JUL – 2 SEP 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R280
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    25 Jul 2017 - 02 Sep 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R280
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • Harry BloomBook
    • Todd MatshikizaOriginal Music
    • Pat WilliamsOriginal Book and Lyrics
    • William NicholsonRevised Book and Additional Lyrics
    • Mdu Kweyama
Associate Director
    • Sipumzo LucwabaMusical Director
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder
Musical Director
    • Gregory Maqoma
Choreographer
    • Birrie le RouxCostume Design
    • Tim Mitchell
Lighting Design
    • Paul WillsSet Design

For more information please visit: kingkongstagemusical.com

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre Production – a revival of the legendary South African musical – King Kong!

King Kong is a landmark, 1959, South African jazz-influenced musical, billed at the time as an "all African jazz opera". Opening in Johannesburg on 2 February 1959 at Witwatersrand University Great Hall, the musical was an immediate success, with The Star newspaper calling it "the greatest thrill in 20 years of South African theatre-going". It "swept South Africa like a storm", touring the country for two years and playing to record-breaking multi-racial audiences, before being booked for a London production in 1961, by which time it had been seen by some 200,000 South Africans. The music and some of the lyrics were written by Todd Matshikiza. The lyrics were by Pat Willams and the book by Harry Bloom.
 
The musical portrays the life and times of a heavyweight boxer, Ezekiel Dlamini, known as "King Kong". Born in 1921, after a meteoric boxing rise, his life degenerated into drunkenness and gang violence. He knifed his girlfriend, asked for the death sentence during his trial and instead was sentenced to 14 years hard labour. He was found drowned in 1957 and it was believed his death was suicide. He was 36.
 
After being a hit in South Africa in 1959, the musical played at the Prince's Theatre in the West End of London in 1961. King Kong launched the international career of Miriam Makeba, who played the shebeen queen of the Back of the Moon, a shebeen of the time in Sophiatown. The male lead was Nathan Mdledle of the Manhattan Brothers.
 
Others in the cast were Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Kippie Moeketsi and Thandi Klaasen, all of whom went on to have successful careers. The London cast featured Nathan Mdlele and Peggy Phango, with Joseph Mogotsi, Ben Masinga, Stephen Moloi, Sophie Mgcina, Patience Gowabe and former Miss South Africa 1955 Hazel Futa. Patience and Hazel later became The Velvettes, the backing vocal singers for Cyril Davies All Stars band and performed backing vocals on the Joe Meek produced single "She's Fallen In Love With The Monster Man" by Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages in 1964.

King Lear

King Lear
12 FEB 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Feb 2017 - 12 Feb 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 55 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Antony SherKing Lear
    • Natalie SimpsonCordelia
    • Nia GwynneGoneril
    • Kelly WilliamsRegan
  • Creative

    • Gregory DoranDirector

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Following his performance as Willy Loman in Arthur Miller’s great 20th century American tragedy Death of a Salesman, Antony Sher returns to play King Lear, one of the greatest parts written by Shakespeare.

King Lear has ruled for many years. As age begins to overtake him, he decides to divide his kingdom amongst his children, living out his days without the burden of power. A proud man, he allows vanity to cloud his judgment, believing that he can relinquish the crown, but enjoy the same authority and respect he has always known. Misjudging his children’s loyalty he soon finds himself stripped of all the trappings of state, wealth and power he had taken for granted. Alone in the wilderness he is left to confront the mistakes of a life that has brought him to this point.

Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love
FROM 10 OCT 2017
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 4 & 8 PM | R130 – R320
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    10 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
  • Time

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

    R130 – R320
  • Duration

    2 hours 30 minutes
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Marc NormanWriter, Original Screenplay
    • Tom StoppardWriter, Original Screenplay
    • Lee HallWriter, Stage adaptation
    • Paddy CunneenMusic
    • Greg KarvellasDirector

Written by Lee Hall, adapated from the brilliant, world famous screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman - and following a sensational smash hit season on the West End - a brand new, all South African production of Shakespeare in Love is set for the Fugard Theatre in October 2017!

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's 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.

Shakespeare in Love premiered on the West End at the Noel Coward Theatre in London in July 2014.

Early Bird special – 4 premium priced tickets for R800 (first 7 performances). Special valid until the end of May 2017. This offer is exclusively available through the Fugard Box office – call 021 461 4554.

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