Past Productions

Over the last 10 years The Fugard Theatre has produced many original productions and South African premiers of both local and international content. Below is a listing of each of those productions with information, pictures and associate information.

Master Harold … and the Boys

First performance: 4 February 2020

Set in a tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, Master Harold…and the Boys is a poignant coming of age story and exploration of a friendship between a young white boy (Hally), and the two adult black men he has grown up around (Sam and Willy), against the backdrop of the oppressive, divisive apartheid laws of the time.

Writer Athol Fugard

Director Greg Karvellas

Lighting Design Wolf Britz

Set Design Wolf Britz

Costume Design Widaad Albertus

Sound Design Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act

First performance: 17 September 2019

Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act centres around two lovers, a coloured man and a white woman, who meet in the library where she works. Sitting naked in the dark, their love is threatened not only by the fear of being discovered but also by the tensions between them. Everything falls apart when a neighbour reports them to the police, and they are arrested under the universally pilloried Immorality Act.

Writer
Athol Fugard

Director
Greg Karvellas

Lighting Design
Wolf Britz

Set Design
Wolf Britz

Costume Supervisor
Widaad Albertus

Soundscape and Sound Design
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Sound Design
David Classen

Kinky Boots

First performance: 11 June 2019

Having reluctantly inherited a failing shoe factory from his father, Charlie Price struggles to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business. He finds inspiration from within an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola to produce a line of high-heeled boots and save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they are not so different after all.

Book
Harvey Fierstein

Music And Lyrics
Cyndi Lauper

Director
Matthew Wild

Choreography
Louisa Talbot

Musical Director
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Lighting Design
Tim Mitchell

Set Design
Paul Wills

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

Sound Design
Mark Malherbe

Kunene and The King

First performance: 30 April 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. Jack Morris (Antony Sher) is a celebrated classical actor who’s just been given both a career-defining role and a life-changing diagnosis. Besides his age, Jack has seemingly little in common with his at-home nurse Lunga Kunene (John Kani), but the two men soon discover their shared passion for Shakespeare.

Writer
John Kani

Director
Janice Honeyman

Set Design
Birrie Le Roux

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Design
Jonathan Ruddick

Music
Neo Muyanga

Wardrobe Supervisor
Widaad Albertus

Happy New Year

First performance: 19 February 2019

Following a whirlwind long weekend over New Year’s, Bree Street-crossed lovers Lee-André and Dan find themselves in bed together after a disappointing boozy night out and unexpectedly bump into each other the next day. What follows is the audience playing witness to their hidden flaws coming out to play as their relationship rollercoasters in the space of 5 days.

Adapted By David Kramer

Directed By Nicolas Kent

Costume Design Widaad Albertus

Set Design Chris Pienaar

Lighting Design Marie Roux

Sound Design David Classen

Illustrator Lucie Demoyencourt

Langarm

First performance: 20 November 2018

Set in 1965 at the Canterbury Hotel in District Six, Langarm is a musical that revolves around the story of Jeff and Angelina, two star-crossed lovers who are forbidden to be together under the Laws of Apartheid. Risking arrest and defying the law, she asks him to partner her in The Swaziland Ballroom Championships, and as their love defiantly blossoms others are forced to confront the secrets of their pasts.

Writer, Director
David Kramer

Musical Direction
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Choreographer
Grant Van Ster

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Costume Design
Widaad Albertus

Lighting Design
Gerda Kruger

Sound Design
David Classen

Oleanna

First performance: 14 September 2018

A struggling female college student engages with her male professor in a heated discussion about the content of his lessons and of teaching style. As their conversation intensifies further, their interactions quickly take a turn for the worst after he has a complaint of sexual harassment laid against him by the student. This unpredictable drama explores issues of power, political correctness, sexual harassment, and more.

Writer
David Mamet

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Chris Pienaar

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

Lighting Design
Luke Ellenbogen

Significant Other

First performance: 30 May 2018

Significant Other follows Jordan, a single, young professional with a close group of female friends who slowly drift away as they each get married while he searches for his own “Mr. Right.” As the singles’ nights turn into bachelorette parties, Jordan discovers that the only thing harder than finding love is supporting the loved ones around you when they do.

Writer
Joshua Harmon

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Wolf Britz

Lighting Design
Wolf Britz

Costume Design
Widaad Albertus

The Demon Bride

First performance: 8 May 2018

It’s wedding season and the wine lands are abuzz with travellers who come to celebrate the nuptials of friends and family. But when the wedding party gets trapped in a haunted cabin in the middle of a dilapidated wine farm, a carefree weekend turns into a nightmare when the spirit of an ancient demon possesses a newlywed and wreaks havoc on her friends. The Demon Bride has one simple message: `With this ring I thee DEAD!’.

Writer, Director
Louis Viljoen

Set Design
Rocco Pool

Sound Design
James Webb

Lighting Design
Ben Du Plessis, Sean Whitehead

Costume Design
Widaad Albertus

The Road to Mecca

First performance: 27 March 2018

Inspired by Helen Martins, who lived in Nieu-Bethesda and created the now-famous The Owl House – The Road to Mecca is the story of a woman’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the narrow confines of a conservative and highly religious community in the Karoo in early seventies apartheid South Africa by transforming her world with light, colour and texture.

Writer
Athol Fugard

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Design
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

Shakespeare in Love

First performance: 10 October 2017

Shakespeare In Love follows a young William Shakespeare who is suffering from writer’s block and is facing a looming deadline for his new play. In desperate need of inspiration, he finds it in the form of Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s biggest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to star in his next play.

Playwrights
Marc Norman
Tom Stoppard

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Paul Wills

Lighting Design
Wolf Britz

Sound Design
David Classen

Musical Supervisor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

King Kong

First performance: 25 July 2017

Originally billed as an “all African jazz opera” – the legendary South African musical King Kong tells the story of the rise and fall of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was King Kong. With his quick fists and fiery temper, he became a township sensation, but things fell apart as he struggled to keep his cool outside the ring.

Original Music
Todd Matshikiza

Original Lyrics And Book
Pat Williams

Revised Book
William Nicholson

Director
Jonathan Munby

Set Design
Paul Wills

Lighting Design
Tim Mitchell

Sound Design
Mark Malherbe, David Classen

Musical Director
Charl Johan Lingenfelder
Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

Choreography
Gregory Maqoma

The Eulogists

First performance: 30 May 2017

The world media has descended on a small town to wait for a great statesman to die. Audrey, a flash-in-the-pan author, Zee, an ambitious researcher, and Harris, a correspondent for an American radio station, find themselves holed up in a room around the corner from the dying man’s family home, and as the truth emerges, the inevitability of losing a person who represents hope becomes an unbearable burden

Playwright
Louis Viljoen

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Rocco Pool

Lighting Design
Kieran Mcgregor

Costume Design
Widaad Albertus

Funny Girl

First performance: 18 April 2017

Set in New York around WWI, Funny Girl is the story of the life of American actress Fanny Brice, and her relationship with gambler Nick Arnstein. Featuring Iconic songs such as “People” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade” it follows her as a driven young comedic singer, as she carves out a career for herself with Ziegfeld Follies flair, even though she may not have been the quintessential pretty starlet.

Book
Isobel Lennart

Lyrics
Bob Merrill

Music
Jule Styne

Director
Matthew Wild

Musical Director
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Choreography
Louisa Talbot

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway
Benjamin du Plessis

Sound Design
Mark Malherbe

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

The Mother

First performance: 7 February 2017

Anne was always happiest when her children were young and she could devote herself entirely to the needs of her family. Now she thinks that life has cheated her and that her husband, Peter is cheating in their marriage. But Anne’s real problem is depression following the departure of her grown-up son from the family home.

Playwright
Florian Zeller

Director
Janice Honeyman

Set Design
Rocco Pool

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Design
Nicolaas Van Reenen

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

The Father

First performance: 8 November 2016

Now 80 years old, André was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was André an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pyjamas, and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he’s losing control.

Playwright
Florian Zeller

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set Design
Rocco Pool

Lighting Design
Kieran McGregor

Sound Design
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Costume Design
Birrie le Roux

A Steady Rain

First performance: 5 October 2016

A Steady Rain focuses on two Chicago policemen who inadvertently return a Vietnamese boy to a cannibalistic serial killer who claims to be the child’s uncle. When he later becomes the man’s latest victim, the lifelong friendship of the two men is threatened when it becomes clear someone must bear responsibility for their failure to assess the situation accurately.

Playwright
Keith Huff

Director
Adrian Collins

Lighting Design
Adrian Collins
Guy De Lancey

Wardrobe Supervisor
Widaad Albertus

The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek

First performance: 23 August 2016

Aging farm labourer Nukain has spent his life transforming the rocks at Revolver Creek into a vibrant garden of painted flowers. Now, the final unpainted rock, as well as his young companion Bokkie, has forced Nukain to confront his legacy as a painter, a person and a black man in 1980s South Africa. When the landowner’s wife arrives with demands about the painting, the profound rifts of a country hurtling toward the end of apartheid are laid bare.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Co Directors
Athol Fugard
Paula Fourie

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Costume Designer
Birrie Le Roux

Clybourne Park

First performance: 16 August 2016

In 1959, Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs after the tragic death of their son. Inadvertently, they have sold their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. Fifty years later, the roles are reversed when a young white couple buys the lot in what is now a black neighbourhood, signalling a new wave of gentrification. In both cases, a community showdown takes place, pitting race against real estate with this home as the battleground.

Playwright
Bruce Norris

Director
Greg Karvellas

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Music Supervisor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Costume Designer
Birrie Le Roux

I See You

First performance: 6 May 2016

Ben meets Skinn for a night out. But the party is interrupted by the police. Ben, a young student who doesn`t know his own history, is accused of a crime he didn`t commit. And Officer Buthelezi, a former freedom fighter, can`t let it go. “I don`t need your sorries white boy. Yes, you heard right. You know white people think we’re the same? We both look black. But only one of us is black.”

Playwright
Mongiwekhaya

Director
Noma Dumezweni

Lighting Design
Richard Howell

Set Design
Soutra Gilmour

Sound Design
Giles Thomas

Music Supervisor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Costume Designer
Birrie Le Roux

The Kingmakers

First performance: 23 February 2016

The Kingmakers follows a group of opposition-party strategists as they attempt to place a neutral party member in contention for leadership. After an internal power struggle leaves them out in the cold, they come up with a plan to shape a seemingly ambition-less, but well-respected politician into a leader. With the help of a rising corporation seeking political clout and possible government contracts, the stage is set for a merciless power grab.

Playwright
Louis Viljoen

Director
Louis Viljoen

Set Design
Greg Karvellas

Costume Design
Lamees Albertus

Lighting Design
Ben du Plessis

District Six – Kanala

First performance: 11 February 2016

On the 11th February 1966 District Six was declared a white group area. Over 60,000 people were relocated. A way of life was destroyed. Fifty years have passed and hardly anything remains of what was once a thriving, densely populated, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. David Kramer celebrates the vibrant musical culture that was to be found in the streets, halls, hotels, clubs and bioscopes of 1960’s District Six.

Creator and Director
David Kramer

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway
Ben Du Plessis

Sound Design
Aki Khan

Music Supervisor
Alistair Izobel

Costume Designer
Birrie Le Roux

Bad Jews

First performance: 27 October 2015

The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins engage in a verbal battle royale over a treasured piece of jewellery that he succeeded in hiding from the Nazis during the Holocaust. In one corner is the unstoppable and self-assured force of “Super Jew” Daphna. In the other, the immovable and entitled object of her secular cousin Liam. And in the middle is Liam’s brother Jonah, trying to stay out of the fray.

Playwright Josh Harmon

Director Greg Karvellas

Set and Costume Design Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design Daniel Galloway Benjamin du Plessis

West Side Story

First performance: 23 July 2015

The tale is set in the Upper West Side neighbourhood in New York City in the mid-1950s. The musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two street gangs of different backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The iconic music and the focus on social conflict marked a turning point in American musical theatre.

Book
Arthur Laurents

Music
Leonard Bernstein

Lyrics
Stephen Sondheim

Director
Matthew Wild

Choreographer
Louisa Talbot

Musical Director & Conductor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Technical Director
Alistair Kilbee

Set Design
Conor Murphy

Lighting Design
Joshua Cutts

The Pervert Laura

First performance: 6 May 2015

The Pervert Laura is an uncomfortable journey into the dark heart of one woman’s past and what awaits her in the darkness will reveal itself to be more monstrous than she ever thought. What starts off as a study of a woman disassembling her life soon becomes a horrific odyssey through the landscape of the past and the demons that await her there.

Playwright
Louis Viljoen

Director
Louis Viljoen

Design
Guy De Lancey

Cabaret

First performance: 10 March 2015

Set in the heart of Berlin, pre-World War II, at steamy nightlife venue the Kit Kat Klub, where cabaret performer Sally Bowles, the club’s emcee and others encourage patrons to come forget about their troubles by tantalising their senses. However, the political climate is changing and the future looks bleak for Germany and, of course, its nightlife scene too. What ensues is a tale about following your heart even amidst chaos.

Music
John Kander

Lyrics
Fred Ebb

Book
Joe Masteroff

Director
Matthew Wild

Choreographer
Louisa Talbot

Musical Supervisor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Musical Director
Kate Borthwick

Set Designer
Tina Driedijk

Costume Designer
Penny Simpson

Lighting Design
Kobus Roussow
Ben Du Plessis

Sound Design
Mark Malherbe

Orpheus in Africa

First performance: 28 January 2015

Orpheus McAdoo, the free-born son of a slave and school teacher turned performer and singer, toured the world with his very own musical performance group called The McAdoo Virginia Jubilee Singers. The band descends on the Cape Colony in the 1890s and brings their unique style of musical performance and minstrel showmanship to South African audiences. This musical follows the trials and triumphs of the group as they navigate a tumultuous racially prejudiced society.

Playwright and Director
David Kramer

Sound Designer
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Vocal Director and Choir Master
Alistair Izobel

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway
Ben Du Plessis

Set Designer
Saul Radomsky

Costume Designer
Birrie Le Roux

The Shadow of The Hummingbird

First performance: 10 July 2014

In The Shadow of The Hummingbird, Athol Fugard takes on the role of Oupa, a retired South African teacher living in self-imposed exile in Southern California, and is joined his grandson, Boba. During the course of one afternoon spent together, Oupa and Boba leap across a generational divide to teach and be taught, and to be reminded that the transient beauty of the world is seen too briefly through unassuming eyes.

Playwright and Director
Athol Fugard

Co Director
Paula Fourie

Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Designer
James Webb

Blood Brothers

First performance: 12 February 2014

Blood Brothers is the story of two brothers separated at birth, brought together again through a chance meeting. However, their familial relationship is concealed by their guardians who strive to keep them apart. Despite relocating, their lives continue to intertwine, although the divisions between the privileged life of Edward and Mickey’s poverty-stricken existence are apparent. As they try to conquer the social divisions which hinder their friendship, they must deal with the harsh realities of class consciousness.

Director
David Kramer

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Costume Design
Penny Simpson

Lighting Design
Denis Hutchinson

Sound Design
Graham Muir and Red Waves

Sound Effects
James Webb

Musical Supervisor
Alistair Izobell

A Human Being Died That Night

First performance: 10 July 2014

Eugene de Kock was a paid white political assassin nick-named “Prime Evil” for his crimes against anti-apartheid activists. While serving his two life sentences, black psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela went to interview him hoping to seek humanity and forgiveness within the government-sanctioned monster. The thought-provoking interogation moves from clinical to intimate in a cell where fear and compassion coexist.

Director
Jonathan Munby

Design
Paul Wills

Original Lighting Design
Tim Mitchell

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway

Sound Design
Christopher Shutt

Costume Supervisor
Jackie Orton

Playland

First performance: 23 January 2014

It is Old Years Eve in 1990 when Gideon le Roux, an ex-national serviceman who is slightly inebriated, meets Martinus Zoeloe at a fairground in the country. Martinus is the security guard at the fair, and an ex-Swapo fighter. His dark secrets were securely locked away, or at least this is what he thought.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Albert Matitz

Design
Koos Marais

The Rocky Horror Show

First performance: 10 July 2013

The cult hit musical Rocky Horror Show tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr Frank-N-Furter, unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.

Book
Richard O’Brien

Director
Matthew Wild

Set Design
Tina Driedijik

Choreography
Louisa Talbot

Costume
Penny Simpson

Lighting
Daniel Galloway

Sound Design
Aki Khan

Musical Director
Stefan Lombard

Musical Supervisor
Charl Johan Lingenfelder

Champ

First performance: 5 April 2013

Three actors, scraping the bottom of the barrel while working as children entertainers in a mall, find themselves struggling to hold on to their jobs and what little dignity they have left when they encounter a child hell-bent on making their day worse than it already is. They enter into a battle and set in motion a series of events that will not necessarily change their lives, but perhaps make the day a little more interesting.

Playwright
Louis Viljoen

Director
Greg Karvellas

Set and Costume Design
Julia Anastasopoulos

“Master Harold” … and the Boys

First performance: 4 March 2013

Set in a tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, “Master Harold”…and the Boys is a poignant coming of age story and exploration of a friendship between a young white boy (Hally), and the two adult black men he has grown up around (Sam and Willy), against the backdrop of the oppressive, divisive apartheid laws of the time.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Kim Kerfoot

Lighting Design
Ben du Plessis

Set and Costume Design
Julia Anastasopoulos

Die Laaste Karretjiegraf

First performance: 25 January 2013

Die Laaste Karretjiegraf is a story about the Karretjie People. Sarah returns to the Karoo to visit the Geduld family whom she studied in her post- graduate field work. Here she finds them in dire circumstances, living in “Tamatie Straat. Despite her pleading and rationalising with Koot, Sarah cannot convince him or his family to even attempt to better their lot. The chasms between her world and theirs cannot be breached.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Athol Fugard

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Design
James Webb

Costume and Props Design
Koos Marais

The Blue Iris

First performance: 4 July 2012

This tender story revolves around the gradual disintegration of a marriage through misunderstanding, neglect and disappointment, the reminiscences and regrets of a widower farmer Robert Hannay and the sadness of a secret deep in the heart of his loyal farm worker, companion, Rita. The piece examines very finely the pain of missed opportunity and emotional misinterpretation, touching us all where we are most vulnerable. It is Fugard at his most honest, gentle and introspective.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Janice Honeyman

Set Design
Dicky Longhurst

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Costume Design
Birrie Le Roux

Music Mix
Warrick Sony

Kat and the Kings

First performance: 1 May 2012

Set in late-1950s, Kat Diamond believes he’s the best singer and dancer in District Six. With his friends Ballie, Magoo, Bingo, and Lucy, he forms the a cappella group the Cavalla Kings, and the quintet – emulating the American doo wop and rock and roll they adore – becomes a sensation, graduating from street corners to “whites only” nightclubs and a recording contract.

Book
David Kramer
Taliep Petersen

Director
David Kramer

Vocal Coash
Alistair Izobel

Choreography
Loukmaan Adams

Set Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Daniel Galloway

Costume Design
Illka Louw

Sound Design
Red Hot Waves

Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act

First performance: 24 January 2012

Statements After An Arrest Under The Immorality Act centres around two lovers, a coloured man and a white woman, who meet in the library where she works. Sitting naked in the dark, their love is threatened not only by the fear of being discovered but also by the tensions between them. Everything falls apart when a neighbour reports them to the police, and they are arrested under the universally pilloried Immorality Act.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Kim Kerfoot

Designer
Guy De Lancey

Sound Design
Tinarie Van Wyk Loots

London Road

First performance: 22 November 2011

Stella and Rosa seem to have nothing in common, apart from living in the same block of flats in Sea Point and their loneliness. A burglary at Stella’s dank room brings down Rosa who attempts to help and take care of Stella, beginning the life changing relationship of two people who have both been isolated. Piecing together a series of snapshot moments that glimpse into their personal lives, they create a humorous and enriching tale of survival.

Playwright
Nicholas Spagnoletti

Director
Lara Bye

Original Set and Costume Design
Craig Leo

Original Lighting Design
Fahiem Bardien

A Number

First performance: 4 October 2011

Caryl Churchill’s A Number is a play that explores the issue of human cloning through the relationships between a father and his three sons. A tight two-hander taking place in a not-too-far off future, Churchill’s play is a philosophical investigation into free will and the question of nature versus nurture.

Playwright
Caryl Churchill

Director
Jonathan Munby

Designer
Paul Wills

Lighting Design
Hartley Ta Kemp

Composer
Olly Fox

Sound Design
Jacques Toile

Design Consultant
Saul Radomsky

The Birdwatchers

First performance: 10 March 2011

Garth and Lenny are sitting under a umGwenya tree. Somewhere in the banter, it transpires that a third friend Rosalyn wants to bring about a dramatic change in Garth’s life, thereby challenging the ties that have kept this friendship triangle bound for so long. Jump forward in time, the tree now a pitiful stump, a older Garth greets the audience and he is in search of the word that will best describe the unique journey upon which his life has taken him

Playwright and Director
Athol Fugard

Set and Costume Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Broken Glass

First performance: 22 March 2011

Set in Brooklyn in 1938, Sylvia Gellburg is afflicted by a mysterious paralysis of the legs. It is unclear if her illness is the consequence of her identification with the Jews currently being persecuted by Nazi thugs in Hitler’s Germany, Or if it to do with the withdrawal of physical affection by her husband, Phillip, and his ambivalent attitude to his own Jewishness. The case is investigated by a worldly doctor who starts to fall in love with his patient.

Playwright
Arthur Miller

Director
Janice Honeyman

Design
Dicky Longhurst

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Die Kaptien se Tier

First performance: 19 January 2011

Die Kaptein se Tier (The Captain’s Tiger) is the story of a young sailor who begins to pen his first novel onboard the SS Graigaur with the help of his muse – a picture of his mother – and his friend, the ship’s mechanic. The play is described to be one of Athol 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.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Janice Honeyman

Design
Dicky Longhurst

Lighting Design
Faheem Bardien

Waiting for Godot

First performance: 29 July 2010

Vladimir and Estragon are waiting for the arrival of Godot, who continually sends word that he will appear but who never does. They encounter Lucky and Pozzo, they discuss their miseries and their lots in life, they consider hanging themselves, and yet they wait. Vladimir and Estragon do not know why they were put on earth; they make the tenuous assumption that there must be some point to their existence, and they look to Godot for enlightenment.

Playwright
Samuel Beckett

Director
Sean Mathias

Design
Stephen Brimson Lewis

Original Lighting Design
Paul Pyant

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim

Sound Design
Paul Groothuis

The Train Driver

First performance: 19 March 2010

The Train Driver is set in an Eastern Cape graveyard outside Motherwell. Rudolf Visagie, an emotionally disturbed train driver wandering into the graveyard of a desolate squatter camp near Port Elizabeth, is trying to find the grave of a nameless woman and child. He meets a gravedigger who buries the nameless dead.

Playwright
Athol Fugard

Director
Athol Fugard

Design
Saul Radomsky

Lighting Design
Mannie Manim