Concerning the Life of Babyboy Kleintjies

  • Suspended until further notice

A new play by Athol Fugard and Paula Fourie.

Please note: Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s address on Sunday 15 March, we have decided to suspend operations at The Fugard Theatre with immediate effect, as of Monday 16 March 2020, until further notice due to the acceleration of the COVID-19 virus over the weekend. The health and well-being of our audiences, actors and The Fugard staff remain our foremost concern. All patrons will be contacted by The Fugard Theatre box office to arrange a full refund for seats booked. For any enquiries, please email [email protected]. Details around new dates and rescheduling of our suspended productions will be communicated through our website, social media and database in due course.

Sometimes the show can’t go on: If you have tickets to a live performance or screening which has been cancelled due to COVID-19, please consider donating your ticket rather than requesting a refund. This is the kind of thing that can kill the arts. The livelihood of countless performing arts professionals are at stake.” Lamees Albertus, General Manager & Producer of The Fugard Theatre.


On a Stellenbosch winter’s night, a trio of beggars – Lappies, Riempie and Vink – sheltering under a road bridge over the Eersteriver are joined by a young vagrant woman, Marie, who brings with her an unexpected find. Their night spent together huddled under the bridge rushes to a violent conclusion during which the beggars and Marie – so too, the actors and the audience – are confronted with harsh truths about themselves and the society we live in.

Joined now by Fourie, this play represents Fugard’s opportunity to fulfil a promise made to Barney Simon and Berthold Brecht nearly sixty years ago.

Royston Stoffels Lappies

Loren Loubser Marie

Carlo Daniels Riempie

Marlon Swarts Vink

Daniel Galloway Co-Producer

Lamees Albertus Producer

Georgia Lahusen Associate Producer

Athol Fugard Playwright, Director

Paula Fourie Playwright, Director

Susan Hilferty Set Designer

Nadine Minaar Associate Set Designer

Widaad Albertus Costume Designer

David Classen Sound Designer

Frances Moerdyk Associate Costume Designer

Dominique Adams Associate Sound Designer

David Scales Props Master

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