The 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2

The 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2
FROM 14 OCT 2018
SUNDAYS 10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    14 Oct 2018 - 24 Feb 2019
  • Time

    SUNDAYS 10 AM
  • Price

    R100

Round off 2018 with screenings of the world’s best theatre, opera and ballet at The Fugard Bioscope.

The enticing line up for the second half of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season has been announced. The programme starts on Sunday 14th October with the Bolshoi Ballet’s captivating production of COPPÉLIA.

Screenings will start at the earlier time of 10am to accommodate Sunday matinee performances in the Fugard Theatre. Guests can make a morning of it and enjoy a delicious range of snacks, drinks and the finest coffee at the Fugard Theatre coffee shop and bar, which open from 9am.

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the world’s best recorded live theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat. With screenings on the Fugard’s full size high definition cinema screen and a 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system, be transported to the heart of the action on stage.

Watch productions by prestigious companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Bolshoi Ballet and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

“We are thrilled to announce this second part of our 2018 Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season at The Fugard Theatre,” says Greg Karvellas, Resident Director and Curator of the Cinema Season. “Along with our customary offering of stunning ballet, theatre and opera production offerings, we have added some exciting new Comédie-Française productions which are performed in French with English subtitles. We look forward to welcoming our regular as well as new patrons to our screenings.”

Ballet lovers are spoilt for choice including classics such as romantic masterpiece LA SYLPHIDE and DON QUIXOTE as well as much loved newer ones such as Kenneth MacMillan’s MAYERLING. Opera aficionados won’t want to miss the Royal Opera House’s five-star production of THE QUEEN OF SPADES, Tchaikovsky’s intense opera of obsession and the supernatural, which is conducted by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera.

As always the programme is a theatre-goer’s treat with a selection that includes the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ROMEO AND JULIET, which The Guardian UK described as a ‘swift, lively production’ and Whatsonstage called a ‘Youthful and energetic take on Shakespeare's tragedy’.

There’s also National Theatre Live’s HAMLET starring Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, their THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III by Alan Bennett and JULIE, a new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea). Comédie Française’s CYRANO DE BERGERAC, which won six Molière awards, France’s official theatre awards, will be screened on 16 December.
 
Catch festive season favourite THE NUTCRACKER, presented by the Royal Ballet on 23 December, while February 2019 brings a French flavor with a series of wonderful comedies from Comédie-Française, one of France’s most respected theatres and home to Molière’s historic theatre troupe.

Screenings take place at the Fugard Theatre on Sundays at 10am.Tickets cost R100 and can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or online at www.thefugard.com  There is a 20% discount for Friends of the Fugard and a 15% discount for pensioners.

These discounted tickets are available through the box office.

The Fugard foyer bar is open from 9am on Sundays, serving a range of delicious light snacks as well as the finest coffee and selection of drinks.

 

2018 / 2019 Schedule

MONTHPRODUCTIONFROM

OCT 2018

COPPÉLIA
14 October 2018
 The Bolshoi Ballet
 

HAMLET
21 October 2018

National Theatre Live
  DON QUIXOTE
28 October 2018
The Bolshoi Ballet
DEC 2018 ROMEO AND JULIET
2 December 2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company
  MAYERLING
9 December 2018
The Royal Ballet
  CYRANO DE BERGERAC
16 December 2018
Comédie-Française
  THE NUTCRACKER
23 December 2018
The Royal Ballet
JAN 2019 THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III
6 January 2019
National Theatre Live
  JULIE
13 January 2019
National Theatre Live
  LA SYLPHIDE
20 January 2019
The Bolshoi Ballet
  THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
27 January 2019
The Royal Shakespeare Company
FEB 2019 THE MISANTHROPE
3 February 2019
Comédie-Française
  SCAPIN THE SCHEMER
10 February 2019
Comédie-Française
  THE FOP REFORMED
17 February 2019
Comédie-Française
  THE QUEEN OF SPADES
24 February 2019
The Royal Opera House

 

(The schedule is subject to change and further additions may 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.

Die reuk van appels

Die reuk van appels
FROM 23 OCT
TUE – FRI 8 PM | SAT 3 & 8 PM | R130 – R165
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    23 Oct 2018 -
  • Time

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

    R130 – R165
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Language

    Afrikaans with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Gideon LombardMarnus Erasmus
  • Creative

    • Lara Bye Director
    • Mark Behr Author
    • Johann Smith Adaptation
    • Kosie SmitLighting Design
    • Gideon LombardSound Design
    • Johan van der MerweProducer – Theatrerocket Productions
    • Rudi SadlerProducer – Theatrerocket Productions

Na ‘n suksesvolle nasionale toer en uitverkoopde vertonings, keer die bekroonde Die reuk van appels terug na die Fugardteater. Die produksie is gegrond op die veelbekroonde 1993-debuutroman van die Suid-Afrikaanse skrywer, Mark Behr. Die reuk van appels is ‘n bildungsroman wat die verhaal vertel van Marnus Erasmus, die elfjarige seun van ‘n generaal in die Suid-Afrikaanse Weermag. Dit beeld op meesterlike wyse die Afrikanermentaliteit in die laat sewentigerjare en vroeë tagtigerjare uit, asook die brutale gevolge van apartheid en die militansie in Suid-Afrika gedurende hierdie tydperk. 
 
Die roman en Engelse vertaling (The Smell of Apples), ook in 1993, is ‘n grensverskuiwende werk wat Behr in die geledere van jong en talentvolle skrywers soos Etienne van Heerden en Koos Prinsloo opgeneem het (Tony Eprile, New York Times). Met sy voortydige dood op 27 November 2015 was Behr ‘n professor in kreatiewe skryfwerk by die Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. 


Sedert Die reuk van appels se debuut by die 2017 Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn, het die produksie se gedugte span ‘n rits teaterpryse ingepalm. Vir sy vertolking van die grootoog Marnus, is Gideon Lombard (...miskien, The View, Special Thanks to Guests from Afar, Orpheus in Africa) bekroon as Beste Akteur (KKNK 2017). In 2018 is hy ook aangewys as Beste Akteur in ‘n solo-produksie by al drie van die land se grootste teatertoekennings – die kykNET Fiësta’s, die Fleur du Cap-teatertoekennings en die Naledi-teatertoekennings.

Die 2018 kykNET Fiësta’s het ook hul toppryse toegeken aan Lara Bye (YellowmanLondon RoadOscar en die Pienk TannieVaslav) as Beste Regisseur en Johann Smith vir Beste Vertaling of Verwerking van ‘n Bestaande Werk, terwyl die produksie die gesogte Beste Aanbieding vir die jaar verower het. Verskeie ander toekennings en benoemings by onder meer die Naledi-teatertoekennings, Woordfees WoordTROfees en Aardklop-toekennings onderstreep Die reuk van appels se gewildheid en status as een van die jaar se top-produksies.

Die reuk van appels word vervaardig deur Theatrerocket (Johan van der Merwe en Rudi Sadler).

Die reuk van appels word in Afrikaans aangebied met Engelse boskrifte. Let wel: die vertoning het 'n ouderdombeperking van 16 en bevat tonele met seks, naaktheid, krutaal, geweld en vooroordeel.


 


 

Following a sensational national tour and sold out performances, the multi-award winning Die reuk van appels returns to the Fugard Theatre. Adapted from the acclaimed 1993 debut novel of South African author Mark Behr, it tells 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.


Upon publication and subsequent translation into English (as The Smell of Apples) that same year, this landmark Afrikaans novel catapulted Behr into the ranks of young and talented dissident voices such as Etienne van Heerden and Koos Prinsloo (Tony Eprile, New York Times). Before his untimely death on 27 November 2015, Behr was a professor of creative writing at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.
 
Since its debut at the KKNK (2017), the production’s stellar team received a host of awards and nomination. Gideon Lombard (...miskien, The View, Special Thanks to Guests from Afar, Orpheus in Africa) was awarded Best Actor (KKNK 2017), as well as Best Actor in a Solo Performance at all three of the major South African awards – the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, Naledi Theatre Awards and kykNET Fiësta Awards (2018) – for his role as the hapless Marnus.

Also at the kykNET Fiësta Awards, Lara Bye (YellowmanLondon RoadOscar en die Pienk TannieVaslav) received the award for Best Director; playwright Johann Smith won the award for Best Adaption of an Existing Work while the production was awarded the coveted Best Overall Production of the Year. Several other nominations from the Naledi Theatre Awards, Woordfees WoordTROfees, Aardklop Awards and others underline the production’s wide acclaim.

Die reuk van appels is produced by Theatrerocket (Johan van der Merwe and Rudi Sadler).

Die reuk van appels is presented 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.

 

★★★★★ - Rapport
Die stuk het my aangegryp en ek dink nie ek het al ooit so gehuil in ‘n toneelstuk nie. Ek kan dit net met een word beskryf: Mokerslag. - Joke Debaere, Die Burger
Gideon Lombard is net die beste akteur wat ek in ‘n lang tyd gesien het. Die inhoud van die stuk is hartverskeurend. Ek het lanklaas iets so aangrypend gesien. - Jon Daamen, Die Burger
Die reuk van appels in ontroerende teater wat verpletter, en wat die staande applous – ná ‘n oomblik van verbysterende ongeloof en gehoorstomheid – verdien! - Christiaan J de Swardt, Litnet
★★★★★ - Rapport
Die stuk het my aangegryp en ek dink nie ek het al ooit so gehuil in ‘n toneelstuk nie. Ek kan dit net met een word beskryf: Mokerslag. - Joke Debaere, Die Burger
Gideon Lombard is net die beste akteur wat ek in ‘n lang tyd gesien het. Die inhoud van die stuk is hartverskeurend. Ek het lanklaas iets so aangrypend gesien. - Jon Daamen, Die Burger
Die reuk van appels in ontroerende teater wat verpletter, en wat die staande applous – ná ‘n oomblik van verbysterende ongeloof en gehoorstomheid – verdien! - Christiaan J de Swardt, Litnet

When in doubt say darling

When in doubt say darling
27 NOV – 15 DEC 2018
TUE – FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | R150 – R170
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    27 Nov 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
  • Time

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

    R150 – R170
  • Duration

    1 hour 30 minutes, with no interval
  • Cast

    • Pieter-Dirk Uys

Pieter-Dirk Uys’ newest show, When in doubt say darling, sold out before it opened at the Fugard Theatre in August, creating an unprecedented demand for tickets.

With a growing waiting list for the current season that ends on 25 August, the Fugard Theatre has now opened bookings for a return season in November 2018.

At a time when a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: when in doubt say ‘darling'. If you can't remember their names, just say 'darling’. If you get lost along the road to somewhere, simply ask for Darling. He did it, and now Pieter-Dirk Uys also lives in Darling.

In this production, Pieter-Dirk Uys sorts out 40 years of distress, disguise and disgust: from apartheid to tripartite, from amandla to Nkandla. Wigs, glasses, wagging fingers, toyi-toyis, red berets, trump cards of madness, icons and aikonas. From Bezuidenhouts, Raubenheimers and Ramaphosas to Altzheimers. Sometimes politics repeats itself, not only taking history and turning it into farce, but taking farce and turning into the fake news which is now called entertainment.

Join Pieter-Dirk Uys and many darlings on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff, when the end of the world seems nigh. It used to be called a sunset. Here's a secret: the sun will also rise tomorrow, darling.

When in doubt say darling runs from 27 November 2018 – 15 December 2018 at the Fugard Studio Theatre with performances Tuesday to Friday at 8pm and Saturday at 4pm and 8pm. Booking is through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 4614554 or directly through the Fugard Theatre website on www.thefugard.com.

Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval. Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.

 

Kunene and the King

Kunene and the King
FROM 30 APR 2019
TUE – FRI 8PM | SAT 3 & 8PM | SUN 3PM | R190 – R340
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    30 Apr 2019 -
  • Time

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

    R190 – R340
  • Cast

    • John Kani
    • Antony Sher
  • Creative

    • John KaniPlaywright
    • Janice HoneymanDirector
    • Birrie le RouxProduction Design
    • Mannie ManimLighting Design

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company co-production of Kunene and the King, the new play by John Kani.

Kunene and the King comes to The Fugard Theatre in April 2019, hot off its world premiere at The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

This moving and funny two-hander provides a fitting tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections after apartheid. Written by actor, activist and playwright, John Kani (The Tempest, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, and movie Black Panther), who was last seen on The Fugard Theatre stage opposite Sandra Prinsloo in So Ry Miss DaisyKunene and the King reunites a powerhouse team with director Janice Honeyman (The Tempest,…Missing, Nothing But The Truth, Hello and Goodbye, The Fugard Theatre’s production of The Mother) and John Kani performing opposite Sir Antony Sher (The Tempest,The Fugard Theatre’s production of Broken Glass, the RSC productions of King Lear, 2016 & 2018 and Death of a Salesman).

Design is by Birrie le Roux (Shakespeare in Love, King Kong, Orpheus in Africa). Lighting is by Mannie Manim (The Tempest, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Fugard Theatre productions of The Mother, The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek, The Blue Iris).

In Kunene and the King, it is South Africa, 2019. Twenty five years since the first post-Apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change.

“We are honoured to be presenting this co-production of John Kani’s new play with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and welcoming him along with Sir Antony Sher and Janice Honeyman back to our Theatre,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of The Fugard Theatre. “It is indeed a fitting way to mark 25 years of a democratic South Africa, with three of the country’s internationally acclaimed theatre talents and this important play.”

Kunene and the King will be performed at The Fugard Theatre from 30 April 2019. Tickets for the full season go on sale from Monday 5 November 2018 with limited early bird specials available through the box office only. Tickets, once open for sale for the limited season of 4 weeks only, can be booked directly through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

Patrons who wish to be contacted as soon as bookings open may register by going to The Fugard Theatre’s website (www.thefugard.com) and scrolling to the Kunene and the King page or by calling the box office during office hours on 021 461 4554.

There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members; a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounted tickets can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office and are available for performances from 4 May 2019 onwards.

Kunene and the King has a recommended age restriction of no under 12 year olds.

Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac
16 DEC 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    16 Dec 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    French with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Michel VuillermozCyrano de Bergerac
    • Françoise GillardRoxane
    • Loïc CorberyChristian
  • Creative

    • Edmond RostandPlaywright
    • Denis PodalydèsDirector
    • Christian LacroixCostume Design
    • Stéphanie DanielLighting Design

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From Comédie-Française.

Cyrano is cursed with a prominent nose but gifted with words. He uses this talent to help handsome Christian win Roxane’s heart, whom he also loves …

 

Don Quixote

Don Quixote
28 OCT 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    28 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Ekaterina KrysanovaKitri
    • Semyon ChudinBasilio
    • Alexei LoparevichDon Quixote
    • Olga SmirnovaThe Queen of Dryads
    • Anna TikhomirovaA street dancer
    • Kristina KarasyovaMercedes
  • Creative

    • Léon MinkusMusic
    • Alexei FadeyechevChoreography
    • Marius Petipa after Miguel de CervantesLibretto

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Bolshoi Ballet.

Inspired by heroic stories of brave knights, Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful servant Sancho Panza set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman, Dulcinea. Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi's critically acclaimed staging of this exalting performance. With panache and sparkling technique, principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi.

 

Hamlet

Hamlet
21 OCT 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    21 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    3 hours
  • Cast

    • Benedict CumberbatchHamlet
    • Ciarán HindsClaudius
    • Siân BrookeOphelia
    • Anastasia HilleGertrude
    • Jim NortonPolonius
    • Kobna Holdbrook-SmithLaertes
    • Leo BillHoratio
  • Creative

    • Lyndsey TurnerDirector
    • Es DevlinSet Design
    • Katrina LindsayCostume Design

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From National Theatre Live.

Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game, Frankenstein at the National Theatre) takes on the title role of Hamlet in this screening of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.



As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. - Time Out
Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet - Daily Telegraph
This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation - Variety
Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence - Evening Standard
A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. - Financial Times
One of the most visually and atmospherically stunning productions I've ever seen, of anything, ever. - Time Out
Benedict Cumberbatch is a blazing five-star Hamlet - Daily Telegraph
This is a Hamlet for a world on the edge: a warning from history, and a plea for new ideas from a new generation - Variety
Benedict Cumberbatch exudes charisma and intelligence - Evening Standard
A fresh, dynamic staging with a vivid, supple performance at its heart. - Financial Times

Julie

Julie
13 JAN 2019
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    13 Jan 2019 - 13 Jan 2019
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Vanessa Kirby
    • Eric Kofi Abrefa
  • Creative

    • Carrie CracknellDirector
    • August StrindbergPlaywright
    • Polly StenhamPlaywright (Adaptation)

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From National Theatre Live.

BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast of this brand new production, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).

Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

This new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham, remains shocking and fiercely relevant in its new setting of contemporary London.

 

 

 

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
FROM 11 JUN 2019
TUE – FRI 8PM | SAT 3 & 8PM | SUN 3PM | R160 – R460
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    11 Jun 2019 -
  • Time

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

    R160 – R460
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Harvey FiersteinBook
    • Cyndi LauperMusic and Lyrics
    • Jerry MitchellOriginal Direction and Choreography
    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Paul WillsSet Design
    • Tim MitchellLighting Design
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical which will run at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019. Snap up the early bird ticket specials before 31 October 2018!

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical, winning six Tony and three Olivier Awards.

Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror ShowCabaretFunny Girl and West Side Story. Direction is by Matthew Wild, Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot. Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux, Set Design by Paul Wills and Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell. Sound Design is by Mark Malherbe.

“We are honored to be presenting the South African premiere, created by an all-star team, of this hit musical that has captured the hearts of international audiences,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “Kinky Boots has it all - a beautiful story of hope, inspiration and friendship, combined with fabulous music, glittering costumes, breathtaking choreography and plenty of heart. We cannot wait to welcome our audiences to this Fugard Theatre original production of an International smash hit!”

Kinky Boots will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019 on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3pm. Sunday Matinees at 3pm will become available from Sunday 30 June 2019. Tickets go on sale from 20 August starting from R160, and can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

As a once off early bird offer - valid only until 31 October 2018 - snap up the early bird special of four (4) premium tickets (usually priced at R470 per ticket) at R300 per ticket for performances after 27 June 2019.

There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members; a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounts do not apply on top of the early bird discounts mentioned above OR for performances between 11 to 25 June 2019. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office only and are available for performances from 27 June 2019 onwards.

Patrons booking tickets online are able to beat the rush and pre-order their desired refreshments, snacks, meals and merchandise when purchasing tickets directly from www.thefugard.com

Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from the Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking available for a small fee directly opposite the Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.

This smash-hit struts its stuff with sparkle, stilettos and heart! - Time Out New York
Dazzling and joyous! Kinky Boots is a reminder that both musicals and shoes can lift you up - Daily News
The ideal, big-Broadway experience - The New York Observer
The freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade - The Hollywood News
A sizzling theatricality that's bound to put a little more spring in your step and cheer in your heart - USA Today
You’ll get a kick out of Kinky Boots - New York Post
Those boots are made for walking, talking, singing, flouncing and wearing well above the kneecap - Whatsonstage.com

La Sylphide

La Sylphide
20 JAN 2019
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    20 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals
    • The Bolshoi Soloists
    • The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Herman Severin LøvenskioldMusic
    • Johan KobborgChoreography
    • August BournonvilleChoreography
    • Adolphe Nourrit Libretto
    • Filippo TaglioniLibretto

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Bolshoi Ballet.

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love...

La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.

 

 

 

 

Mayerling

Mayerling
9 DEC 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    09 Dec 2018 - 09 Dec 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Steven McRaeCrown Prince Rudolf
    • Sarah LambBaroness Mary Vetsera
  • Creative

    • Kenneth MacmillanChoreography
    • Franz LisztMusica
    • John LanchberyArrangement and Orchestration
    • Koen KesselsConductor

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Royal Ballet.

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the
most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide.

The large cast allows for impressive ensembles
in addition to the ballet's many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.

 

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
2 DEC 2018
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    02 Dec 2018 - 02 Dec 2018
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Karen FishwickJuliet
    • Bally GillRomeo
    • Ishia BennisonNurse
    • Charlotte JosephineMercutio
    • Friar LaurenceAndrew French
    • Katy BrittainApothecary
    • Raphael SowoleTybalt
    • Josh FinanBenvolio
  • Creative

    • Erica WhymanDirector
    • Tom PiperDesigner
    • Charles BalfourLighting Designer
    • Sophie CottonComposer
    • Jeremy DunnSound Designer

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Royal Shakespeare Company.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate? 

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents. 

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

 

Scapin the Schemer

Scapin the Schemer
10 FEB 2019
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    French with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Bakary SangaréSilvestre
    • Gilles DavidArgante
    • Adeline d’HermyZerbinette
    • Benjamin LavernheScapin
    • Didier SandreGéronte
    • Pauline ClémentHyacinte
    • Julien FrisonOctave
    • Gaël KamilindiLéandre
    • Maïka LouakairimCarle
    • Aude RouanetNérine
  • Creative

    • MolièrePlaywright
    • Denis PodalydèsStaging
    • Éric RufScenography
    • Christian LacroixCostume Design

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From Comédie-Française.

Octave and Léandre’s amorous intentions are thwarted by two authoritarian fathers who have just returned from a trip with determined to marry their sons to two strangers. They young men turn to the wily Scapin for help, placing their fate in his hands

Denis Podalydès returns as a director to the Salle Richelieu with Scapin the Schemer (Les Fourberies de Scapin) a play that has been performed more than 1,500 times by the Comédiens-Français but which has not had a new production for twenty years.

He likes the idea of a “troupe play, written not for the Court but for the people”, and premiered in 1671 at the Palais-Royal during a period of construction work. For this play, Molière was free of the constraints of comédies-ballets and machinery-driven comedies: it was “pure theatre”, offering the director a great freedom.
The action is set in Naples, a door opening to an imagined maritime world stretching towards the Orient. Faced with two authoritarian fathers, two sons, both thwarted lovers, turn to the crafty Scapin, driven by a mad desire for revenge. The character is a double of Scaramouche, the Italian actor of the adventurous life whom Molière admired: “to tell you the truth, there are few things that are impossible for me, when I put my mind to them”. While the buffoonish servant gets beaten with a stick, and gives as good as he gets in the famous scene with the sack, Denis Podalydès recalls that he derives his name from the Italian verb scappare which means “to escape”, “to scamper off”. There then follows, in an ambiance of ransom demands and paternal contradictions, an avalanche of stratagems and other tricks which the author excelled in depicting.

 

 

The Fop Reformed

The Fop Reformed
17 FEB 2019
10 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
  • Time

    10 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Language

    French with English surtitles
  • Cast

    • Florence VialaDorimène
    • Loïc CorberyRosimond
    • Adeline d’HermyMarton
    • Clément Hervieu-LégerDorante
    • Claire de La Rüe du CanHortense
    • Didier SandreThe Count
    • Christophe MontenezFrontin
    • Dominique BlancThe Marquise
  • Creative

    • MarivauxPlaywright
    • Clément Hervieu-LégerStaging
    • Éric RufScenography
    • Caroline de VivaiseCostume Design

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From Comédie-Française.

The story is that of a young Parisian whose parents have found a good match for him, a count’s daughter. But when he goes to visit her, the handsome boy – whose Parisian manners are far removed from the rules of decorum that reign in the provinces – cannot open his heart to his lovely intended. Stung, the latter decides to teach him a lesson for his arrogance…

 

 

 

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