Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
29 Jul 2010 - 14 Aug 2010
  • Dates

    29 Jul 2010 - 14 Aug 2010
One of the most exciting international productions hit Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre for 2 weeks only.

Directed by Sean Mathias and starring Sir Ian McKellen, Roger Rees, Matthew Kelly and Brendan O’Hea, this phenomenally successful production ended two years of touring the world, including two sell-out West End season, at the Fugard Theatre.

WAITING FOR GODOT in KHAYELITSHA

On Monday 2 August, Waiting for Godot had a one-off performance in Khayelitsha at O.R. Tambo Sports Centre. Over 700 people attended and with tickets available on a pay-what-you-can basis, tickets were bought for everything from 10c to R1,000.

Broken Glass

Broken Glass
22 Mar 2011 - 16 Apr 2011
8PM
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    22 Mar 2011 - 16 Apr 2011
  • Time

    8PM

The Fugard Theatre and producer Eric Abraham welcomed Sir Antony Sher to the Fugard stage. He starred in Arthur Miller’s internationally acclaimed and hauntingly moving Broken Glass, directed by Janice Honeyman, from 22 March to 16 April 2011.

He was joined by a star-studded South African cast, with Susan Danford cast in the role of Sylvia Gellburg, the traumatised wife of Phillip Gellburg (Sher). The cast also includes Stephen Jennings, Claire Berlein, Anthea Thompson and Patrick Lyster.

Engrossing & deeply moving, resonates through time and geography - Sunday Times
Danford is an incandescent mix of delicate vulnerability and commanding personality” - Mail & Guardian
Sher steals the show! A must see - Cape Times
**** Sher Shines! - Cape Argus
***** Briljante, meesleurend teater! - Die Burger
Sher and Danford triumph! - Next 48 hours

A Number

A Number
04 Oct 2011 - 29 Oct 2011
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Oct 2011 - 29 Oct 2011
  • Duration

    50 minutes

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre presented the London production of Caryl Churchill’s moving father and son drama - A Number - at the new Fugard Theatre Studio from 4 – 29 October 2011. In its South African premiere of the play this production starred Britain’s much loved father and son actors Timothy and Samuel West and was directed by highly regarded British Director Jonathan Munby, with designs by Paul Wills and lighting by Hartley T A Kemp.

"Father and son put on the mother of all performances. Intriguing script, direction of pin-point precision, and an acting masterclass make for a great evening at the Fugard.” - John Maytham, Cape Talk
"...a marvel to see..." - Dirk Binneman, Fine Music Radio
"... theatre that exhilirates and provokes" - Marianne Tham, Sunday Times
“a riveting drama; a sterling production; a gift – unmissable – you can count on A Number” - Brent Meersman, Mail & Guardian
“First class theatre... sheer brilliance... outstanding... provocative and stimulating.. most engaging and entertaining...” - Tyrone August, Cape Times
"powerful performances... The crackling energy and chemistry between (Tim and Samuel West) offer dynamic drama." - Daniel Dercksen, The Writing Studio
"(die) boonste lagie room van produksies van die West End... die stuk (sal) nog lank in jou gedagtes draai." - **** - Marina Nel, Die Burger
"...real-life father and son team brings the intimacy of (the fictional) relationship into sharp relief" - Theresa Smith, Cape Argus Tonight
"A Number makes for fascinating theatre ... engages the mind leaving much to think about long after leaving the theatre" - Sheila Chisholm, FMR
"A Number reaches fearlessly into the heart-churning depths of the emotional spectrum: it is this personal touch that makes the play electric... powerful, wholesome and inspiring piece of theatre." - Mustapha Hendricks, Whats on in Cape Town
"...brilliantly acted by the exceptional British duo." - Matthew Blackman - mahala.co.za
***** ‘Theatre at its powerful best’ - The Sunday Times
***** ‘A sensational play in every sense’ - Sunday Express
**** ‘The West dynasty thrives” - The Times
**** ‘Superb acting from the Wests’ - Evening Standard
**** ‘Jonathan Munby’s riveting revival’ - Mail on Sunday

The Train Driver

The Train Driver
19 Mar 2010 - 11 Apr 2010
  • Dates

    19 Mar 2010 - 11 Apr 2010

An emotionally disturbed train driver wanders into the graveyard of a desolate squatter camp on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth. There he meets Simon Hanabe, a gravedigger, who buries the nameless dead. The train driver is trying to find the grave of a nameless woman and child.

Dedicated to Pumla Lolwana and her three children - Lindani, Andile and Sesanda - who died on the railway tracks between Philippi and Nyanga on The Cape Flats on Friday December 8th 2000.

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

  • 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

Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality Act

Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality Act
24 Jan 2012 - 11 Feb 2012
TUES – SAT 8PM | SAT 4PM & 8PM
  • Dates

    24 Jan 2012 - 11 Feb 2012
  • Time

    TUES – SAT 8PM | SAT 4PM & 8PM

On a recent visit to Cape Town Mr. Fugard attended a performance of Statements at the invitation of the Theatre Arts Admin Collective which staged a short, non-commercial preview run.

Mr. Fugard was so deeply moved by the performance of his work that he saw it twice and appealed for the play to be given a professional run in Cape Town. Fugard founding producer Eric Abraham offered to underwrite the production and make the Fugard Studio available this month.

***** Aangrypend. Petersen gee Fugard-woorde vleuels. - Die Burger

Willy Russell's Blood Brothers

Willy Russell's Blood Brothers
MUST CLOSE 25 MAY!
WED - FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | SUN 4PM | R100-R160
The Fugard Theatre
  • Time

    WED - FRI 8PM | SAT 4 & 8PM | SUN 4PM
  • Price

    R100-R160
  • Duration

    2 hours 20 minutes
  • Cast

    • Bianca le GrangeMrs Johnstone
    • Lynelle KennedMrs Lyons
    • Alistair IzobellNarrator, Teacher, Magistrate
    • Ephraim GordonMickey
    • Dean BalieEddie
    • Andréa FranksonLinda
    • Marlo MinaarMr Lyons
    • Carlo DanielsSammy
    • Sue PylerDonna Marie, Estate Agent, Ensemble
    • Junaid BooysenPoliceman, HP Man, Conductor, Councillor
    • Shadley SchroederHawker, Kid, Painter, Warder, Ensemble
    • Monique RockmanMs Jones, Linda Understudy, Ensemble
  • Creative

    • Willy RussellBook, Music & Lyrics
    • David KramerAdaptation & Direction
    • Pieter ToerienProducer
    • Eric AbrahamProducer
    • Daniel GallowayCo-Producer
    • Renaye KramerAssociate Producer
    • Alistair IzobellMusical Supervisor
    • Denis HutchinsonLighting Design
    • Paul & Matthew KalilProjection Design
    • Penny SimpsonCostume Design
    • Costume AssistantAlicia McCormick
    • James WebbSound Effects
    • Benjamin du PlessisAssociate Lighting Design
    • Graham Muir & Juan PotterSound Design
    • Jesse KramerPhotography
    • Johann KupferburgerProduction Manager
    • Abdul Burton for OTBSTechnical services
    • Juanita van WykStage Manager
    • Chané RinquestASM
    • Clynt HlubiCrew
    • Achmat KhroodienCrew
    • Roberto GrovéCrew
    • Juanita FerreiraPre-Production Assistant
    • Widaad AlbertusDresser
    • Juan PotterSound Engineer
    • Sage BookerSound Engineer
    • Jarryd-Jay WeissMicrophone Technician
    • Allison Foat for DIVA PRPublicity

DAVID KRAMER ADAPTS WEST END HIT MUSICAL BLOOD BROTHERS FOR  PIETER TOERIEN & ERIC ABRAHAM / THE FUGARD

Willy Russell’s acclaimed West End musical Blood Brothers, which ran for 24 years in London’s West End, is produced by Eric Abraham and Pieter Toerien for The Fugard Theatre and Theatre on the Bay in their first co-production together.

Blood Brothers opened to great acclaim and sold out houses at Theatre on the Bay in September 2013, for a limited season, in celebration of the theatre’s 25th anniversary. The production then transferred to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg playing to capacity houses before recently closing on the 5th January 2014.

Blood Brothers tells the story of a financially desperate mother who gives away one of her twin boys at birth. Playwright Willy Russell gave his blessing to David Kramer’s adaptation which locates the musical within the Cape Town community giving it a distinctly local flavour.

Blood Brothers enjoyed phenomenal success in London and around the world. Opening in London in 1983, Blood Brothers ended its sensational 24 year West End run in 2012. Produced and performed in many parts of the world this is the first time that Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita) has granted permission for his musical to be adapted.

Singing sensation Alistair Izobell, joins the stellar company and will be singing the role of the Narrator. The producers are proud to have this award-winning performer join the Blood Brothers production.

Alistair started his professional theatre career as a 12 year old in the Kramer/Petersen musical District Six. He followed that with the role of Ritchie Valens in the South African production of The Buddy Holly Story. Alistair performed the role of Magoo on the West End and Broadway productions of the Kramer/Petersen musical Kat and the Kings, for which he received a much coveted Olivier Award. Alistair Izobell has produced several shows, the most recent being Radio Classics together with Heart 104.9’s Clarence Ford, over the summer of 2012.

Lynelle Kenned will now be playing the role of Mrs Lyons. Lynelle is a star graduate of the UCT Opera School and a member of the award-winning South African Sopranos. Lynelle became a popular TV personality as the runner-up in the Top Billing New Presenter Search. She subsequently joined Pasella as a presenter. Lynelle’s career highlights include performing with Katherine Jenkins, and participating in master classes with the Julliard’s Brian Zeger. Lynelle has been performing the role of Mrs Johnstone once a week in the Johannesburg run of Blood Brothers.

Bianca Le Grange, who has been playing the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone to great acclaim and standing ovations, has impressed significantly in her Musical Theatre debut;

“Bianca Le Grange has come a long, long way since her Idols days and as Mrs Johnstone, a key character in the unfolding drama, is magnificent. Using her power-house vocals, she performed songs that touched the soul and her finale brought tears to the eyes.” -Artslink

Following its two successful seasons at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, Willy Russell’s acclaimed West End musical Blood Brothers returns to the Mother City from 12 February until 29 March 2014.  Blood Brothers tells the story of a mother who agrees, through absolute financial desperation, to give away one of her twin boys at birth. The moving story is set in Cape Town with a distinctly local flavour. David Kramer's adaptation, which has been highly praised by the media, marked the first time that author Willy Russell (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita) had ever granted permission for his musical to be adapted.  

The show stars a talented all-local cast including 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner Dean Balie (Kat and the Kings) as Eddie, Ephraim Gordon as Mickey, Carlo Daniels as Sammy, Marlo Minnaar as Mr Lyons and Andrea Frankson as Linda. Shadley Schroeder, Junaid Booysen, Sue Pyler and Monique Rockman complete the excellent line up. Video design is by Matthew and Paul Kalil. Denis Hutchinson is the lighting designer and costumes are by Penny Simpson – both are multiple award-winning designers. The sound design is by the Red Hot Waves.

The production opens on 12 February 2014 at the Fugard Theatre with tickets, ranging from R90 to R160, available via Computicket or the theatre box office on 021 461 4554. Performances run Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, and at 4pm and 8pm on Saturdays. Advance booking is recommended.

... a theatre experience so powerful, so moving, so enthralling, so poignant, and just so darn brilliant ... - Weekend Argus
**** ... impressive and chilling - Cape Argus
**** ... masterfully adapted and staged by Kramer - The Star
**** - Die Burger
**** ... sheer stage dynamite - Business Day
**** ... aangrypende stuk wat boei - Beeld
If there is one production you want to see before years-end, make it this one. - What's on in Cape Town
A human drama that will touch the soul. - Artslink
Extremely slick production - Daily Maverick
... a theatre experience so powerful, so moving, so enthralling, so poignant, and just so darn brilliant ... - Weekend Argus
**** ... impressive and chilling - Cape Argus
**** ... masterfully adapted and staged by Kramer - The Star
**** - Die Burger
**** ... sheer stage dynamite - Business Day
**** ... aangrypende stuk wat boei - Beeld
If there is one production you want to see before years-end, make it this one. - What's on in Cape Town
A human drama that will touch the soul. - Artslink
Extremely slick production - Daily Maverick

The Bird Watchers

The Bird Watchers
10 May 2011 - 04 Jun 2011
  • Dates

    10 May 2011 - 04 Jun 2011
  • Cast

    • Dorothy Ann GouldFlamboyant Rosalyn
    • Sean TaylorPlaywright
    • Guy De LanceyThe gentle-mannered Lenny
  • Creative

    • Guy De LanceyDirector

The Bird Watchers, Athol Fugard’s latest world première was staged on the Fugard Theatre stage from 10 May to 4 June 2011. He dedicated his latest work to two defining friendships from his early years in theatre in South Africa, namely those with Barney Simon and Yvonne Bryceland. It celebrates the memorable hours we spent watching birds and talking in the shade of the umGwenya tree at my home in the Eastern Cape Although the characters in the play are a Playwright, a Director and an Actress, the work itself is entirely fictional," said Fugard, who is receiving a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in June.

The Fugard is fast developing as the prime theatre in Cape Town for new and exhilarating productions. On a practical note: the seats have been replaced and the comfort is greater. ... Go and see it, and pay homage to our greatest playwright. - Dirk Binneman
...a touchingly provocative journey into Fugard's cobwebs of wisdom... Fugard has mastered the art of seduction when it comes to captivating an audience ...To witness the profound, neatly crafted gymnastics of a mind like Fugard's as Garth searches for th - Sunday Times
.. Unmistakably Fugard... - Katy Chance - Business Day
Gaan heen en geniet dit - Izak Vertel
**** Met The Bird Watchers wys die dramaturg sy mensheid met dieselfde rou eerlikheid waarmee hy die god­verlate Suid-Afrikaanse same­lewing aan die kaak gestel het. Hy werk tersaaklik en intiem en laat sy groot spoor sagkens. - Laetitia Pople - Die Burger
***** .... Fiercly charismatic... - The Cape Argus
I have unreservedly enjoyed many of his works over the last number of years... The elegant second half of ‘The Bird Watchers’ is perhaps an indication that this master still has a few tricks up his sleeves. - The Next 48 Hours
From a strong and provoking script to its extraordinary performances, the production has the two elements of any strong piece of theatre- entertainment and challenge. - Cape Times
From the spirited opening of a sporting attack and playful bluff, to the haunted conclusion of absolved accession, Athol Fugard's masterful The Bird Watchers is a consummate theatrical experience at The Fugard Theatre... His insightful and introspective j - Daniel Derckson
Everything about this production screams "once in a lifetime". - Sunday Independant
Fugard, who is 79 years old has conquered the world. - Steve Kretzmann - City Press
The Fugard is fast developing as the prime theatre in Cape Town for new and exhilarating productions. On a practical note: the seats have been replaced and the comfort is greater. ... Go and see it, and pay homage to our greatest playwright. - Dirk Binneman
...a touchingly provocative journey into Fugard's cobwebs of wisdom... Fugard has mastered the art of seduction when it comes to captivating an audience ...To witness the profound, neatly crafted gymnastics of a mind like Fugard's as Garth searches for th - Sunday Times
.. Unmistakably Fugard... - Katy Chance - Business Day
Gaan heen en geniet dit - Izak Vertel
**** Met The Bird Watchers wys die dramaturg sy mensheid met dieselfde rou eerlikheid waarmee hy die god­verlate Suid-Afrikaanse same­lewing aan die kaak gestel het. Hy werk tersaaklik en intiem en laat sy groot spoor sagkens. - Laetitia Pople - Die Burger
***** .... Fiercly charismatic... - The Cape Argus
I have unreservedly enjoyed many of his works over the last number of years... The elegant second half of ‘The Bird Watchers’ is perhaps an indication that this master still has a few tricks up his sleeves. - The Next 48 Hours
From a strong and provoking script to its extraordinary performances, the production has the two elements of any strong piece of theatre- entertainment and challenge. - Cape Times
From the spirited opening of a sporting attack and playful bluff, to the haunted conclusion of absolved accession, Athol Fugard's masterful The Bird Watchers is a consummate theatrical experience at The Fugard Theatre... His insightful and introspective j - Daniel Derckson
Everything about this production screams "once in a lifetime". - Sunday Independant
Fugard, who is 79 years old has conquered the world. - Steve Kretzmann - City Press

Die Kaptein se Tier

Die Kaptein se Tier
The Fugard Theatre
  • Cast

    • Graham WeirDie Skrywer
    • Neels Van JaarsveldDie Tier (Die skrywer as ‘n jong man)
    • Owen SejakeDonkieman
    • Erica WesselsBettie
    • Janice HoneymanRegie
    • Dicky LonghurstOntwerp

Die Kaptein se Tier will welcome Owen Sejake back on the Fugard Theatre’s stage as Donkeyman, a Swahili crew member of the SS Graigaur, the ship on which the play is set. Mannie Manim, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre, was responsible for the lighting of the original 1995 play and will again be the lighting designer in 2011. Neels van Jaarsveldt (Binnelanders, Known Gods, Backstage etc.) and Erica Wessels (Erfsondes, Madame & Eve, Vallei van Sluiers etc.) are cast as The Tiger (the author as a young man) and Betty. Graham Weir will play The Author.

Die Kaptein se Tieris the story of a young sailor (played by van Jaarsveldt) who begins to pen his first novel onboard the SS Graigaur with the help of his muse – a picture of his mother (played by Wessels) – and his friend, the ship’s mechanic (Sejake). The play is said to be one of Fugard’s most personal, and is an autobiographical reflection of his attempts to come to terms with conflicting emotions over memories of his brave mother and flawed father.

“Our greatest playwright – and The Captain’s Tiger leaves you in no doubt that Fugard still deserves that accolade – has now allowed himself the luxury of opening his autobiographical treasure chest,” - Paul Bookkooi
“The Captain’s Tiger is probably one of the most atmospheric dramas that Fugard has written, and certainly the most playful,” - Barry Hough
“Our greatest playwright – and The Captain’s Tiger leaves you in no doubt that Fugard still deserves that accolade – has now allowed himself the luxury of opening his autobiographical treasure chest,” - Paul Bookkooi
“The Captain’s Tiger is probably one of the most atmospheric dramas that Fugard has written, and certainly the most playful,” - Barry Hough

Giselle

Giselle
13 MAY 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    13 May 2018 - 13 May 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Svetlana ZakharovaGiselle
    • Sergei PoluninAlbrecht
    • Ekaterina ShipulinaMyrtha
    • Denis SavinHans
    • Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Theophile GautierLibretto
    • Jean-Henry Saint-GeorgesLibretto
    • Yuri GrigorovichChoreography
    • Adolphe AdamMusic

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

When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death…

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova personifies this ultimate ballerina role in the classical repertoire, alongside the sensational Sergei Polunin as Albrecht, in this chilling, yet luminous ballet that continues to captivate audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.

 

 

The Flames of Paris

The Flames of Paris
24 JUN 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    24 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

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

    • Boris AsafievMusic
    • Alexei RatmanskyChoreography
    • Nikolai VolkovLibretto
    • Vladimir DmitrievLibretto

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

In the era of the French Revolution, Jeanne and her brother Jerome leave Marseille for Paris in support of the revolutionary effort that is taking over the capital. While fighting for freedom, they both encounter love along the way ...

Very few ballets can properly depict the Bolshoi's overflowing energy and fiery passion as can Alexei Ratmansky's captivating revival of Vasily Vainonen's The Flames of Paris. With powerful virtuosity and some of the most stunning pas de deux, the Bolshoi Ballet displays an exuberance almost too enormous for the Moscow stage.

 

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope Winter Season

The Fugard Theatre Bioscope Winter Season
20 Jun 2011 - 16 Jul 2011
R40 per night
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    20 Jun 2011 - 16 Jul 2011
  • Price

    R40 per night

The new Fugard Theatre Bioscope hosted a month-long Winter Classic Film Festival from 20 June to 16 July 2011. This followed a week of classic films based on the plays of Athol Fugard, from 7 – 11 June, in honour of his Tony Lifetime Achievement Award which he received in New York on 12 June 2011. The Winter Classic Film Festival was proudly presented in association with Thelema Mountain Vineyards.

The four week Fugard Theatre Bioscope Winter Classic Film Festival had four different themes. The film screenings started at 20h00 every night. Hot soup, fresh garlic bread, delicious Thelema Wines was on on offer and a warm atmosphere received patrons at the Fugard Theatre from 19h00 each night. The theatre had recently been fitted with new cinema-style seats, high definition cinema quality projection and surround sound systems which made the Winter Classic Film Festival a unique cinematic experience inside one of the most beautiful theatres in the country. The Classic Film Festival was programmed by Fugard Theatre founding producer Eric Abraham who also produced the Academy Award-winning film KOLYA.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
29 APR 2018
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    29 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Cast

    • Sienna MillerMaggie
    • Jack O'ConnellBrick
    • Colm MeaneyBig Daddy
    • Hayley SquiresMae
    • Lisa PalfreyBig Mama
    • Brian GleesonGooper
    • Michael J. ShannonReverand Tooker
    • Richard HansellDoctor Baugh
  • Creative

    • Tennessee WilliamsWriter
    • Benedict AndrewsDirector
    • Magda WilliDesign
    • Alice BanidgeCostumes
    • Jon ClarkLighting Design

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

Tennessee Williams’ twentieth century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017. Following his smash hit production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Benedict Andrews’ ‘thrilling revival’ (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside, Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

A Contemporary Evening

A Contemporary Evening
7 MAY 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    07 May 2017 - 07 May 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 40 minutes
  • Cast

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

    • Igor StravinskyMusic
    • Carl CzernyMusic
    • Leonid DesyatnikovMusic
    • Jerome RobbinsChoreography
    • Harald LanderChoreography
    • Alexei RatmanskyChoreography

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

For one evening, the Bolshoi takes on a new challenge with audacity in The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander's Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons.

This encounter between some of the best dancers in the world and masters of contemporary choreography results in an outstanding synthesis of bringing Robbins’s energy, Lander’s virtuosity, and Ratmansky’s witty brilliance to a new level.

 

A Hero of Our Time

A Hero of Our Time
21 MAY 2017
11 AM | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    21 May 2017 - 21 May 2017
  • Time

    11 AM
  • Price

    R100
  • Duration

    2 hours 45 minutes
  • Cast

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

    • Ilya DemutskyMusic
    • Youri PossokhovChoreography
    • Kirill SerebrennikovLibretto

Screened as part of the 2017 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season. From The Bolshoi Ballet.

Pechorin, a young officer, embarks on a journey across the majestic mountains of the Caucasus, on a path set by his passionate encounters. Disillusioned and careless, he inflicts pain upon himself and the women around him...

“Give me everything, it is still not enough.” The story based on the larger-than- life hero Pechorin is adapted from Mikhail Lermontov’s literary masterpiece in three separate stories recounting his heartbreaking betrayals. Is Pechorin a real hero? Or is he a man like any other? This brand new production by choreographer Yuri Possokhov is a tragic poetic journey.

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