I'm Not Running

I'm Not Running
23 September 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    23 Sep 2019 - 23 Sep 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Duration

    2 hours 10 minutes, excluding a 20 minute interval
  • Cast

    • Joshua McGuireSandy Mynott
    • Alex HassellJack Gould
    • Siân BrookePauline Gibson
    • Amaka OkaforMeredith Ikeji
    • Brigid ZengeniNerena Trent
    • Liza SadovyBlaise Gibson
    • Owen FindlayEnsemble
    • Harry LongEnsemble
    • Roisin RaeEnsemble
    • Nadia WilliamsEnsemble
  • Creative

    • David HareWriter
    • Neil ArmfieldDirector
    • Ralph MyersSet Designer
    • Sussie Juhlin-WallenCostume Designer
    • Jon ClarkLighting Designer
    • Paul ArdittiSound Designer
    • Alan JohnMusic
    • Jon DriscollVideo Designer

Screened as part of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season. From National Theatre Live.

I’m Not Running is an explosive new political drama exploring personal choices and their public consequences, written by Academy Award-nominated writer David Hare (The Reader,The Hours, NT Live: Skylight).

The cast includes Siân Brooke (BBC Sherlock, BBC Doctor Foster), Joshua McGuire (NT Live: Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, About Time) and Alex Hassell (ITV Grantchester, BBC The Miniaturist).

Pauline Gibson is a junior doctor, who becomes the face of a campaign to save her local hospital. She’s thrust from angel of the National Health Service (NHS), to becoming an independent Member of Parliament.

In the Houses of Parliament, she crosses paths with her university boyfriend, Jack Gould, a stalwart Labour loyalist, climbing the ranks of the party.

As media and public pressure mounts on Pauline to run for leadership of the Labour party, she faces an agonising decision…

Kinky Boots New Year's Eve

Kinky Boots New Year's Eve
December 31 2019
9:30pm | R580 – R700
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    31 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
  • Time

    9:30pm
  • Price

    R580 – R700

The countdown has begun to get ... Beyond Kinky!
 
On 31 December 2019, The Fugard Theatre is set to host a New Year’s Eve party that will be beyond anything ever hosted at The Fugard.
 
Tickets for this exciting event will range from R580 to R700 and include: a ticket to the smash hit musical Kinky Boots' New Year’s Eve performance as well as exclusive access to Beyond Kinky! after the show with champagne, chill areas, multiple bars, best dressed prizes and live DJs.
 
Tickets are limited so get your tickets, grab your kinky boots, feather boas, faux fur and false lashes and come strut into 2020 and get Beyond Kinky! with the cast and crew of Kinky Boots this New Year’s eve.

Please note: Kinky Boots has a recommended age restriction of 10 years and older with parental supervision. Parental guidance and discretion is advised for the Beyond Kinky! party afterwards.

Please note: The producers of Kinky Boots cannot guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

The 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season
From 7 October 2019
Mondays 3 & 7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    07 Oct 2019 - 31 Aug 2020
  • Time

    Mondays 3 & 7pm
  • Price

    R120

Presented by Eric Abraham and Ken Forrester Vineyards.

Now its 9th year, the Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season is set to continue bringing audiences the very best offering in recorded live performances all screened in the comfort of the beautiful Fugard Theatre.

Curated by The Fugard Theatre’s Artistic Director, Greg Karvellas, audiences can once again look forward to a new and exciting selection of opera, ballet, theatre and independent titles from around the world. Featuring over 48 titles from National Theatre Live, Comedies Francaise, The Royal Opera House, The Royal Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet as well as Royal Opera and Opera du Paris this 8th Bioscope season is one for the record books!

The World Arts Cinema Season has moved from Sunday mornings to Mondays with screenings taking place at 3 pm and 7 pm.

 

MonthScreening

October 2019

All About Eve 
7 October 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

Gillian Anderson (X-Files, NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire) and Lily James (Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again) lead in All About Eve.

All About Eve tells the story of Margo Channing. Legend. True star of the theatre. The spotlight is hers, always has been. But now there’s Eve. Her biggest fan. Young, beautiful Eve. The golden girl, the girl next door. But you know all about Eve…don’t you…?

Lifting the curtain on a world of jealousy and ambition, this new production, from one of the world's most innovative theatre directors, Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge), asks why our fascination with celebrity, youth and identity never seems to get old.

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Lady Windermere's Fan 
14 October 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From Classic Spring Theatre Company

Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan was first performed on 20 February 1892 at St. James’s Theatre in London. This new production at the Vaudeville Theatre has been staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe, and includes a special introduction filmed exclusively for the cinema audience. Director Kathy Burke brings together a talented comedic cast including the Olivier Award-winning actress Samantha Spiro as Mrs Erlynne, Kevin Bishop as Lord Darlington, and guest starring Jennifer Saunders as the Duchess of Berwick, marking her return to the West End stage for the first time in over twenty years.

The day of Lady Windermere’s birthday party, and all is perfectly in order. Until her friend Lord Darlington plants a seed of suspicion. Is her husband having an affair? And will the other woman really attend the party? Lady Windermere’s Fan explores the ambiguity of upper class morality and the fragile position of women in society in the late Victorian era in one of Wilde’s most popular and witty plays.

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An Ideal Husband
21 October 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From Classic Spring Theatre Company

Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband was first performed on 3 January 1895 at the Haymarket Theatre in London. This new production at the Vaudeville Theatre has been staged by the Classic Spring Theatre Company led by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe.

Directed by Jonathan Church, this ‘wildely charming’ (Mail On Sunday) and ‘surprisingly topical’ (Sunday Times) play has opened to critical acclaim and a host of 4-star reviews. The talented ensemble cast includes real-life father and son Edward and Freddie Fox who are ‘a delicious double-act’ (Independent), with ‘masterful performances’ (Evening Standard) from Olivier Award-nominated Frances Barber, Olivier Award-winner Nathaniel Parker, Sally Bretton and Susan Hampshire.

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The Importance of Being Earnest 
28 October 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From Classic Spring Theatre Company

A ‘brilliantly funny’ (★★★★ Times) and ‘charming’ (★★★★ Evening Standard) new production of one of the funniest plays in English, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End, is coming to the big screen. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air to make one of theatre’s most dazzling firework displays. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how unsmooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Michael Fentiman’s ‘absolutely hilarious’ (★★★★★ WhatsOnStage) adaptation stars Olivier Award winner Sophie Thompson (Guys and Dolls, Chichester/West End; Four Weddings and a Funeral) and Jeremy Swift (Downton Abbey, ITV), alongside Fiona Button (The Split, BBC), Pippa Nixon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, RSC) and Stella Gonet (Handbagged, Hampstead Theatre/West End).

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November 2019

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie 
4 November 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
2017 musical

Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a sensation.

Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Shobna Gulati, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will ‘sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance’ (Financial Times). With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling, Dan Gillespie Sells, and ‘hilarious’ book and lyrics ‘with delightful punch’ (Whatsonstage), by writer Tom MacRae, this funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.

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Akram Khan's Giselle
11 November 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From English National Ballet

Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance' from English National Ballet, Akram Khan’s Giselle comes to cinemas for the first time in 2018, giving ballet fans the opportunity to see this award-winning production in glorious high definition on the big screen. One of the greatest romantic ballets, Giselle has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle, one of a community of migrant workers cast out of their jobs in a condemned garment factory. With staging and costumes by Academy Award-winning Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), the ballet has won an Olivier Award and the South Bank Sky Arts Award for English National Ballet, received rapturous 5-star reviews and was sold out when performed at London's Sadler's Wells. Filmed live at the Liverpool Empire in October 2017, Akram Khan’s Giselle is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon.

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Fleabag
18 November 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

See the hilarious, award-winning, one-woman show that inspired the BBC’s hit TV series Fleabag. Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) and directed by Vicky Jones, Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life.

Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

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Don Giovanni 
25 November 2019 at 3pm
From The Royal Opera House

Kasper Holten’s visually striking production accentuates the beauty and invention of Mozart’s dazzling tragicomedy.

Sexual intrigue, jealousy, wit, anger… and retribution! The new Royal Opera Season begins with Mozart’s engaging masterpiece, which follows Don Giovanni, the women he serially seduces, and the vengeance that finally catches up with him. The opera is renowned for its ever-shifting portrayals of complex characters, fast-moving action and mix of the comic and the heartfelt. A cast of international singers – both familiar and making Royal Opera debuts – under conductor Hartmut Haenchen perform the glorious arias and ensembles of this opera favourite.

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December 2019

Small Island
2 December 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel Small Island comes to life in an epic new theatre adaptation.

Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948 – the year the HMT Empire Windrush docked at Tilbury, England.

The play follows three intricately connected stories. Hortense yearns for a new life away from rural Jamaica, Gilbert dreams of becoming a lawyer, and Queenie longs to escape her Lincolnshire roots. Hope and humanity meet stubborn reality as the play traces the tangled history of Jamaica and the UK.

A company of 40 actors take to the stage of the National Theatre in London in this timely and moving story.

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Concerto/Enigma Variations/Raymonda Act III 
9 December 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Opera Ballet

From The Royal Ballet’s classical origins in the works of Marius Petipa, to the home-grown choreographers who put British ballet on the world stage, this mixed programme highlights the versatility of the Company. Petipa’s Raymonda Act III is Russian classical ballet summarized in one act, full of sparkle and precise technique, while Ashton’s Enigma Variations is quintessentially British in every way – from its score by Elgar and period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, to Ashton’s signature style, the essence of British ballet. Concerto, MacMillan’s fusion of classical technique with a contemporary mind, completes a programme that shows the breadth of The Royal Ballet’s heritage.

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The Nutcracker
23 December 2019 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Bolshoi Ballet

On Christmas Eve, the mysterious Drosselmeyer brings a Nutcracker doll as a gift for his goddaughter Marie. At midnight, the doll comes to life and finds himself in a battle against the Mouse King, determined to save Marie from him.

In this timeless story accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, rising star Soloist Margarita Shrainer perfectly embodies Marie’s innocence and enchantment along with the supremely elegant Principal Dancer Semyon Chudin as The Nutcracker, captivating audiences of all ages and bringing them on an otherworldly journey.

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January 2020

A Woman of No Importance
6 January 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From From Classic Spring Theatre Company

Olivier award-winner Eve Best (A Moon for the Misbegotten and Hedda Gabler) and BAFTA-nominated actress Anne Reid (Last Tango in Halifax) star in this new classically staged production of Oscar Wilde’s comedy directed by Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. The first play from the Classic Spring Theatre Company’s Oscar Wilde Season, A Woman of No Importance was filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End especially for the cinema screen.

An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siècle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long-buried secret. First performed in 1893, Oscar Wilde’s marriage of glittering wit and Ibsenite drama satirised the socially conservative world of the Victorian upper-class, creating a vivid new theatrical voice which still resonates today.

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La Traviata
13 January 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Paris Opera

Beginning his opera with a prelude for strings of unprecedented economy of means, in 1853, Verdi affirmed his intention of defying conventions and norms. This is not the least radical aspect of his “Traviata”, which implacably strips bare the violence of a society that promotes worldly pleasures only to sacrifice an innocent woman on the altar of bourgeois morality. Simon Stone delights in grappling with the major works of the repertoire, enticing them into more intimate territory. One of today’s most distinguished stage directors, he now makes his long-awaited debut at the Paris Opera.

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The Lehman Trilogy
20 January 2020 at 7pm
From National Theatre Live

The story of a family and a company that changed the world, told in three parts on a single evening.

Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.
On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.

163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history.

This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin

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Coppélia 
27 January 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Ballet

A classic returns to The Royal Ballet repertory with Ninette de Valois’ charming and funny Coppélia – a story of love, mischief and mechanical dolls. The intricate choreography is set to Delibes’ delightful score and shows off the technical precision and comedic timing of the whole Company. Osbert Lancaster’s designs bring a colourful storybook world to life in this Christmas treat for the whole family.

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February 2020

A Midsummer Night's Dream 
3 February 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

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The Space – Theatre of Survival
10 February 2020 at 3pm
Documentary

The Space tells the story of the theatre and community that gave birth to some of South Africa’s most important writing and acting talents and its most significant works of protest theatre. Beginning in 1972, at the height of the apartheid struggle, the film presents a portrait of a country in which the non-white majority has been brutally silenced and racial tensions are at breaking point. Set against this volatile political backdrop, a group of artists risked everything to build a safe non-racial space dedicated to artistic, social, and political freedoms. Featuring Athol Fugard (now the most performed playwright in the world after Shakespeare), John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Fatima Dike, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Wilson Dunster, Percy Sieff, Richard E Grant, and many more, The Space is narrated by multiple-award-winning acting legend, James Earl Jones.

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Les Indes galantes 
10 February 2020 at 7pm
From The Paris Opera

A masterpiece of the Enlightenment, Les Indes galantes is a sparkling entertainment. Yet Rameau’s first opera‑ballet also testifies to the ambiguous view held by Europeans concerning other peoples - Turks, Incas, Persians, “Savages”… In 2017, film director Clément Cogitore made an explosive and critically acclaimed film adaptation of an extract from Les Indes galantes in collaboration with the Krump dancers. This time, with choreographer Bintou Dembélé, he takes up Rameau’s box of delights in its entirety to set it once more in an urban and political space whose frontiers he explores.

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Raymonda
17 February 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Bolshoi Ballet

Raymonda is betrothed to Jean de Brienne, a gallant knight who pledged to go on a crusade led by the King of Hungary. When her beloved leaves, Abderakhman, a foreign knight, makes a bid for the hand of Raymonda and threatens her fate when she rejects him…

Raymonda is a must-see of the Bolshoi, a work of living dance history. Being one of legendary choreographer Marius Petipa’s final works, he fully armed this ballet with beautiful court scenes, romantic corps de ballet dances, Hungarian czardas and a title role suited for the most outstanding ballerina.

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Present Laughter
24 February 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

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March 2020

Romeo and Juliet
9 March 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Bolshoi Ballet

In spite of each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the Capulets and the Montagues will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend…

The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev a remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love at first sight.

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La bohème
16 March 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Opera House

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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Wise Children
23 March 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
Musical Theatre

Multi-award-winning director Emma Rice brings her unique, exuberantly impish vision to Angela Carter’s great last novel in this brand-new theatre production. A big, bawdy tangle of theatrical joy and heartbreak, Wise Children is a celebration of show business, family, forgiveness and hope, with a generous dash of Shakespeare, scandal and mischief, taking the audience on a rollercoaster ride of emotion.  

In Brixton, Nora and Dora Chance - twin chorus girls born and bred south of the river – are celebrating their 75th birthday. Over the river in Chelsea, their father - and greatest actor of his generation - Melchior Hazard turns 100 on the same day. As does his twin brother Peregrine. If, in fact, he’s still alive. And if, in truth, Melchior is their real father after all... Performed by a talented ensemble cast, this entertaining, all-singing and dancing show opened to a raft of 4 and 5-star reviews at London’s Old Vic in 2018. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the former Artistic Director of Kneehigh and Shakespeare’s Globe, it was filmed for the cinema screen at York Theatre Royal and is ‘pure, unadulterated theatre.’ (★★★★★ Broadway World)

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In Conversation with Margaret Atwood
30 March 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

In Conversation with Margaret Atwood is a celebration of the global publication of the Booker-longlisted The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to her seminal work, The Handmaid’s Tale. The event will include a Q&A between Margaret Atwood and Samira Ahmed, readings from special guest Lily James and the screening of never-before-seen footage from a documentary on Atwood’s life and work.

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April 2020

Le Corsaire
13 April 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Bolshoi Ballet

On the bazaar square of Andrinopolis, the Pacha is struck by the beauty of Medora and tries to buy her, but the lovely young woman is not for sale. As the transaction is about to come to a close, Medora is kidnaped by Conrad, a charming corsair who catches her eye…

Bolshoi Prima Ballerina, the “mesmerizing” Ekaterina Krysanova and Leading Soloist Igor Tsvirko ignite Medora and Conrad’s passion with undeniable intensity. Le Corsaire remains a breathtaking production reworked by Alexei Ratmansky, who has created enough dancing for nearly the entire troupe, along with luxurious cinematic sets and a shipwreck, bringing the magic of this company to life.

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Swan Lake 
20 April 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Bolshoi Ballet

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious swan-woman by the lake, Odette, and is captivated by her. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences.

Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns with a new cast for the most beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the dual personalities Odette/Odile, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, is a must-see.

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Prince Igor
27 April 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Paris Opera

Borodin’s only opera, this great Russian epic, best known for its Polovtsian Dances, questions the responsibilities of a leader with regard to his people. Having ceded power to his despotic brother‑in-law in order to go to war, Igor is taken prisoner with his son. From his refusal to negotiate with the enemy to his return home, the prince’s deeds invite us to reconsider our own moral values. By divesting the work of folklore of the most elementary kind, Barrie Kosky’s production highlights a universal need for ethics.

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May 2020

The King and I
4 May 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
Musical Theatre

The multi-award winning and critically acclaimed Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King And I is back by popular demand, recorded from London’s iconic Palladium.

Reprising her Tony Award-winning role, “Broadway musical’s undisputed Queen” (The Sunday Times) Kelli O’Hara (Anna) takes to the stage alongside Tony and Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The King) in a "powerhouse" (The Times) performance. Also returning to her Tony Award winning role as Lady Thiang is Ruthie Ann Miles.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

With one of the finest scores ever written including; Whistle a Happy Tune, Getting to Know You, and Shall We Dance, and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre – it is the greatest musical from the golden age of musicals.

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Hansard
11 May 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

Hansard; noun
 The official report of all parliamentary debates.

See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman, About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday season.

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An American in Paris
18 May 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
Musical Theatre

Back by popular demand in cinemas, this breathtakingly beautiful Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical, inspired by the Oscar® winning MGM film, tells the impassioned story of discovering love in the ‘City of Light’. Featuring the gorgeous music and lyrics of George and Ira Gershwin (including the classic hits ‘S Wonderful and I Got Rhythm), stunning designs, and show-stopping choreography. With a record-setting 28 five-star reviews from critics.
 
Jerry Mulligan is an American GI striving to make it as a painter in a city suddenly bursting with hope and possibility. Following a chance encounter with a beautiful young dancer named Lise, the streets of Paris become the backdrop to a sensuous, modern romance of art, friendship and love in the aftermath of war...
 
Experience this “truly ravishing” (The Guardian) production in the comfort of your local cinema.

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Le Parc 
25 May 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Paris Opera

In this piece specifically created for the Paris Opera Ballet in 1994, the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj finds a subtle balance between the classical genius of Mozart’s music and the modernity of his choreographic language. The perfectly chiselled sets evoke the elegance and refinement of a French‑style garden while the costumes draw inspiration from the Age of Enlightenment. Advancing to the caprices of an imaginary Carte du Tendre and guided by strange gardeners, the dancers awaken to love, from first encounters to seduction, from timidity to attraction, from resistance to the sweet appeal of abandon in sublimely soaring “pas de deux”. Even today, this timeless work continues to explore the codes of love and the way human feelings develop.

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June 2020

Électra / Orestes
1 June 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From Comédie Française

Upon his return from the Trojan War, Agamemnon is murdered by Clytemnestra, his wife, and Aegisthus, her lover. Seven years later, after a long exile, Orestes, Agamemnon’s son, returns to Argos. He and his sister, Electra, decide to avenge their father’s murder and dethrone the usurper who resigns at Clytemnestra’s side. The young woman urges her brother to take their revenge further by killing their mother…

Ivo van Hove takes hold of the myth and provides a new interpretation of this ancient Greek tragedy! Stating that all his projects are born from “love at first sight” for a text, he combines two Euripides plays to tell the tale of a brother, Orestes, and a sister, Electra, who are reunited and join together in murder and revenge.

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Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci 
8 June 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Opera House

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents vividly the fast-moving, shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy. With thrilling singing and intense drama, ‘Cav and Pag’ distils into one wonderful night out, the enduring appeal of Italian opera in its most familiar form.

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A Flea in Her Ear
15 June 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From Comédie Française

Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband is being unfaithful. She sets a trap for him by inviting him anonymously to a rendezvous at the Minet-Galant hotel. Mr Chandebise responds to the invitation by sending his faithful friend Tournel, unaware that the hotel porter, Poche, is his lookalike. The hotel subsequently becomes the scene of a gigantic farce where the mechanics of mistaken identities, lies and deception run out of control without anyone able to make it all stop...

With its impressive construction and incredible inventiveness, A Flea in Her Ear marked Feydeau's triumphant return to vaudeville in 1907. Fickle husbands feature alongside jealous wives. Doors slam. A classic comedy of morals!

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Manon
22 June 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Paris Opera

When, in 1731, l’Abbé Prévost wrote L’Histoire du chevalier Des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut - the work that inspired Massenet’s Manon - he portrayed an entire era, that of the Regency, which saw the old order fade away and a new order, full of the promise of unprecedented freedom, rise from its ashes. Manon must make her way between these two worlds, fleeing the convent in order to embrace the paths of desire and transgression, throwing herself headlong into a burning and destructive passion with Des Grieux. A parenthesis opens, only to close again in suffering and obscurity. The director Vincent Huguet casts the work’s customary taffeta aside in order to bring out its violence to the full.

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Fidelio
29 June 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Opera House

Beethoven’s only opera is a masterpiece, an uplifting story of risk and triumph. In this new production, conducted by Antonio Pappano, Jonas Kaufmann plays the political prisoner Florestan, and Lise Davidsen his wife Leonore (disguised as ‘Fidelio’) who daringly sets out to rescue him. Set in strong counterpoint are the ingredients of domestic intrigue, determined love and the cruelty of an oppressive regime. The music is transcendent throughout and includes the famous Act I Quartet, the Prisoners’ Chorus and Florestan’s impassioned Act II cry in the darkness and vision of hope. Tobias Kratzer’s new staging brings together the dark reality of the French Revolutionary ‘Terror’ and our own time to illuminate Fidelio’s inspiring message of shared humanity.

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July 2020

The Sleeping Beauty
27 July 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Ballet

This production of The Sleeping Beauty has been delighting audiences in Covent Garden since 1946. A classic of Russian ballet, it established The Royal Ballet both in its new home after World War II and as a world-class company. Sixty years later, in 2006, the original staging was revived, returning Oliver Messel’s wonderful designs and glittering costumes to the stage. Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky’s enchanting score and Marius Petipa’s original choreography beautifully combine with sections created for The Royal Ballet by Frederick Ashton, Anthony Dowell and Christopher Wheeldon. This ballet is sure to cast its spell over anyone who sees it.

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August 2020

Elektra
3 August 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Opera House

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy. This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.

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Marston & Scarlett World Premieres
10 August 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Ballet

Choreographer Cathy Marston is previously an Associate Artist of the Royal Opera House and Director of Bern Ballett, and much in demand internationally. The inspiration for her first work for The Royal Ballet Main Stage is the momentous life and career of the cellist Jacqueline du Pré. A new work by Liam Scarlett, The Royal Ballet’s Artist in Residence, provides the second part of the programme.

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The Dante Project
17 August 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From The Royal Ballet

Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.

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One Man 2 Guvnors
24 August 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From National Theatre Live

Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers’ Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be re-united with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart.  Simple.

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The Fop Reformed
31 August 2020 at 3pm & 7pm
From Comédie Française

The Comédie Française gives a new lease of life to Marivaux's forgotten masterpiece.

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…

Through this Marivaux play, in which the language is “as refined, precise and humorous” as ever, Clément Hervieu-Léger draws out the parallels between the eighteenth century and our era...

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(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.

"Master Harold" ... and the Boys

From 4 February 2020
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R180 – R250
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    04 Feb 2020 -
  • Time

    Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm
  • Price

    R180 – R250
  • Cast

  • Creative

    • Athol FugardWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector

Produced by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, Athol Fugard’s masterpiece will open in The Fugard Studio Theatre in celebration of The Fugard Theatre 10th Birthday.

Set in the St. George’s Park tea room in Port Elizabeth on a dreary, wet afternoon in 1950, “Master Harold” ... and the Boys tells the story of three people, one a 17 year old white boy and the other two the black servants he has grown up around, whose relationship is put to the test by societal and personal forces. The play devastatingly reveals how racial prejudice, especially legislated racial prejudice, insinuates itself into every social sphere of existence, until the very language of ordinary human discourse begins to reflect the policy that makes black men subservient to the power exercised by white men. As with all of Athol Fugard’s work, the brilliance of “Master Harold” ... and the Boys lies in that it deals not with political issues, but with individuals, and their struggles for life and happiness in a world that is set up to deny them these basic human rights.

A German Life

A German Life
From 28 July 2020
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    28 Jul 2020 -

Bookings open 2 March 2020.

The South African premiere, presented in association with the KKNK.

Brunhilde Pomsel’s life spanned the twentieth century. She struggled to make ends meet as a secretary in Berlin during the 1930s, her many employers including a Jewish insurance broker, the German Broadcasting Corporation and, eventually, Joseph Goebbels. Christopher Hampton’s play is based on the testimony Pomsel gave when she finally broke her silence to a group of Austrian filmmakers, shortly before she died in 2016.

“They were bewitched by this tiny man. It was like, I don’t know, Jesus or something. You have to admit, Goebbels was a wonderful actor… well, a good actor, let’s say. It was an actor’s transformation: this quiet, elegant, serious man we saw in the office, transformed into a demented midget.” – Brunhilde Pomsel

Hamlet

Hamlet
From 21 July 2020
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    21 Jul 2020 -

Bookings open 6 January 2020.

Multiple-award winning writer, director and designer Neil Coppen, teams up with the Fugard Theatre for the first time, to breathe innovative new life into Shakespeare’s most performed and beloved tragedy – Hamlet.  

Employing his unique collaborative devising approach, and an all-star South African cast, Coppen’s translation of Hamlet will merge performance, music and choreography while situating the plays characters’ within a present day South African political dynasty. It is within this family, that Hamlet must navigate two parallel worlds (the contemporary and traditional) while responding to the demands of his  father’s ancestral spirit to revenge his murder. Coppen’s explosive and visceral theatre making-style makes Hamlet one of the most anticipated Shakespeare adaptations of 2020.

Group and school bookings are available for the run. For further information or to make a booking contact The Fugard Theatre box office for details on 021 461 4554.

Hold Still

Hold Still
From 16 June 2020
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    16 Jun 2020 -

Bookings open 2 December 2019.

London, July, a summer’s evening in the near future: it’s the apex of a heat wave and Oliver and Imran have shut themselves in Oliver’s bedroom. Imran stations himself at the window, plucking at the shut curtains, edgy, on high alert.

We learn that this is no ordinary night or friendship; Imran is not British but a refugee whose asylum is about to run out.

When Oliver’s parents, Rosa and Jim, arrive home and realise that their son is breaking the law, a bitter argument erupts between the four of them about citizenship, love, family, history and what we owe each other. As the long night unfolds, Rosa and Jim grapple with what this reveals about their own marriage and about what to do: give this child up to the authorities, knowing that his return home could mean his death, or break the law, at risk to themselves, and help him hide?

Commissioned by The Fugard Theatre as part of its New Writing Initiative.

It’s Only A Play

It’s Only A Play
14 Apr 2020
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    14 Apr 2020 -

Bookings open 7 October 2019.

It’s opening night of Peter Austin’s new play The Golden Egg, and he’s anxiously waiting to see if his show is a hit. With his career on the line, he shares his big First Night with his “best” friend, a television star, his novice producer, his doped-up diva, his genius director, a lethal drama critic and a fresh-off-the-bus coat check attendant on his first night in Manhattan.

It’s Only A Play, written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, is a celebration of theatre at its best … and theatre people behaving their not-so-best.

It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender – and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

Never Too Naked

Never Too Naked
From 24 March 2020
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    24 Mar 2020 -

Bookings open 1 October 2019.

Bambi Kellermann is Evita Bezuidenhout’s younger sister – and that’s where the family ties end. Whereas Tannie Evita is still the most famous white woman in South Africa, Bambi became a grand horizontal of the northern hemisphere and a super-stripper.

Never Too Naked is the name of her game and she will share some of her legendary bedtime stories. The little boeremeisie from Bethlehem in the Orange Free State found herself in Vienna in the late 1950s and soon the sweet conservative religious virgin made way for the sophisticated, funny and powerful woman who could fight the world with irony, humour and experience. Her conversation is not for the weak-hearted - and as she says:

“Bring your own condoms of prejudice and fear. You have been warned. Now lie back and enjoy it.”

“With the exceptional writing of Pieter-Dirk Uys, expect an intense and gripping Bambi cabaret.” Robyn Cohen

Please note: Never Too Naked has an age restriction of 12 years.

Pieter-Dirk Uys At 75

Pieter-Dirk Uys At 75
From 16 November 2020
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    16 Nov 2020 -

Bookings open 1 June 2020.

Pieter-Dirk Uys turns 75 in 2020. To him it reads like a speed limit which he intends to break by presenting 10 PDU productions in two weeks from 16 to 28 November. On each Saturday all five of the shows from the previous week will be presented back to back on one day.

Week one: The Echo of a Noise (Mon 16 / Sat 21); Tannie Evita praat Kaktus (Tues 17 / Sat 21); Adapt or Fly (Wed 18 / Sat 21); Ouma Ossewania praat vuil (Thu 19 / Sat 21); Bambi sings the FAK songs - with Godfrey Johnson (Fri 20 / Sat 21); Saturday 21 - all five shows.

Week two: Weerklink van ‘n Wanklank (Mon 23 / Sat 28); An Evening with Evita Bezuidenhout (Tues 24 / Sat 28); An Audience with Pieter-Dirk EISH (Wed 25 / Sat 28); Never Too Naked (Thu 26 / Sat 29); When in doubt say darling (Fri 27 / Sat 28); Saturday 28 - all five shows.

Please note: The Saturday performances on 21 and 28 November will be filmed.

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

Download 2020 programme

Eric Abraham, The Fugard Theatre and its Artistic Director Greg Karvellas, have announced the new line up for their 2020 Season – 10 Years and Counting.

2020 marks The Fugard Theatre's 10th birthday and to celebrate this milestone, this new season honours South African talent, from Athol Fugard, after whom the theatre is named, and whose Tony and multi-award-winning work has challenged and entertained audiences over five decades, as well by presenting work by leading writers and theatre-makers Pieter-Dirk Uys, Mike van Graan, Nadia Davids, Amy Jephta, Sylvaine Strike, Janna Ramos-Violante and Neil Coppen. In addition, there is a feast of entertainment with the South African premieres of international comedy, musical hits and world-class Cinema offerings.

The Fugard Theatre’s Artistic Director Greg Karvellas says, "Our 2020 programme is an exciting line-up of drama, comedy, and music that will have you laughing, crying, thinking and wanting to dance. We are also delighted to partner with Ken Forrester Vineyards to present the 9th Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season which, with 47 recorded live titles of some of the best, theatre, dance and opera from the world's stages, makes it our biggest season yet.

"We are humbled that South African national treasure Pieter-Dirk Uys has chosen to celebrate his own milestone - 75th birthday year – with us, over two seasons in 2020. We also look forward to welcoming leading theatre-makers such as Mike van Graan and Nadia Davids, whom we have commissioned to write two brand new South African plays for the season. Due to overwhelming demand, we have extended the season of our production of Kinky Boots to February 2020.

In addition, we are presenting no less than three South African premieres of internationally celebrated plays, including Young Frankenstein, Terrence McNally's farce It’s Only A Play and A German Life, Christopher Hampton's powerful play about Nazi Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels' secretary, Brunhilde Pomsel's life, starring Antoinette Kellerman and in partnership with the KKNK ...  All this and more coming up in 2020!'

"We are proud to announce our 2020 Season, which pays tribute to the extraordinary talent we have in this country," says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director & Producer of The Fugard Theatre. "We have reached this upcoming ten-year milestone thanks to the vision and support of our Founding Producer Eric Abraham, whose commitment is unwavering in presenting world-class theatre as a means to create empathy, understanding, engagement, and entertainment about the human condition. We are ten years and counting towards the next era of excellent storytelling.

Kinky Boots
Closes 2 February 2020
The Fugard Theatre
Bookings now open

An original South African production of the smash-hit musical.

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The Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season 
From 7 October 2020
The Fugard Bioscope
Bookings now open

Presented by Eric Abraham and Ken Forrester Vineyards.

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“Master Harold” ... and the Boys 
From 4 February 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings now open

Written by Athol Fugard | Directed by Greg Karvellas

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Never Too Naked
From 24 March 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 1 October 2019

Pieter-Dirk Uys returns as Bambi Kellermann.

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It’s Only A Play 
From 14 April 2020
The Fugard Theatre
Bookings open 7 October 2019

Written by Terrence McNally | Directed by Greg Karvellas

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What We Wish For
From 5 May 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 1 November 2019

Written by Mike van Graan | Directed by Amy Jephta

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Hold Still
From 16 June 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 2 December 2019

Written by Nadia Davids

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Hamlet
From 21 July 2020
The Fugard Theatre
Bookings open 6 January 2020

Written by William Shakespeare | Directed by Neil Coppen

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A German Life
From 28 July 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 2 March 2020

Written by Christopher Hampton | Directed by Sylvaine Stryke

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‘Night, Mother
From 22 September 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 1 April 2020

Written by Marsha Norman | Directed by Janna Ramos-Violante

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Young Frankenstein
From 27 October 2020
The Fugard Theatre
Bookings open 2 March 2020

Written by Mel Brooks | Directed by Greg Karvellas

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Pieter-Dirk Uys At 75
From 16 November 2020
The Fugard Studio
Bookings open 1 June 2020

Featuring Pieter-Dirk Uys as all his most iconic characters.

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Vaslav

Vaslav
5 - 17 November 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R150 – R160
  • Dates

    05 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
  • Time

    Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm
  • Price

    R150 – R160
  • Cast

    • Godfrey JohnsonVaslav Nijinsky
  • Creative

    • Lara ByeDirector

Godfrey Johnson in partnership with The Fugard Theatre present the much-anticipated return of the theatrical tour-de-force, Vaslav, to Cape Town audiences. Vaslav has had critics and audiences riveted since it premiered in 2015. Godfrey Johnson, as the titular Vaslav Nijinsky, fills the stage with a breathtaking cast of supporting characters, whilst performing the magnificent soundtrack from the piano. Take a journey into the mind and world of the iconic dancer; not to be missed by lovers of theatre, dance, music and the artistic revolution of the 20th century.

Nominated for three Fleur du Cap Awards in 2015, Vaslav has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, with demand for this one-person play extending theatrical runs on more than one occasion. Award winning actor, singer and pianist, Godfrey Johnson delivers an astonishing performance, seamlessly piloting his audiences across the vast plains of a Europe at war with itself, as experienced by the one man to have ever caused a riot through dancing: the elusive icon of both the Imperial Russian ballet and the Western avant-garde, Vaslav Nijinsky.

Seen as both genius and curiosity, Vaslav Nijinsky remains an intriguing figure today, with numerous biopics and biographies shedding light on this revolutionary of the dance. Powerful in this respect alone, Nijinsky’s inner world could be as disruptive and spectacular as his animalistic choreography suggests. “Gigantic leaps across the stage, he flew, so to speak, to the skies…” gasped Marcel Proust. “Can life be so rich, so splendid, so passionate”, said a haunted Jean Cocteau

A unique integration of cabaret, one-person show and classical theatre, Vaslav is the creation of Godfrey Johnson and Lara Bye, based on a text written by the pair, and writer Karen Jeynes. The power of this play makes the highest demands of its performer, and has earned Johnson nominations at the Fleur du Cap Awards across three, diverse categories: Best Actor in a Musical; Best Performance in a One Person Show; and, Best Composer.

What We Wish For

What We Wish For
From 5 May 2020
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    05 May 2020 -

Bookings open 1 November 2019.

Beverley Jackman is the highly-regarded principal at a private girls’ high school.  Her husband, Adrian, is an academic who teaches at the University of Cape Town.  Their perfect nuclear family includes Gina, their daughter who works as a doctor in Malawi, and their son Josh, who’s in the process of completing his master’s degree.

Then, one day, tragedy strikes.  A serious car accident puts one of the family in a coma.  Should there be a recovery, there is a good chance that the family member will live and spend the rest of their lives in a vegetative state.

What We Wish For juxtaposes the sanctity of life against the dignity of life and explores some of the moral and social questions related to these in this family drama.

Commissioned by The Fugard Theatre as part of its New Writing Initiative.

Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein
From 27 October 2020
  • Dates

    27 Oct 2020 -

Bookings open 2 March 2020.

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s alive!” he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. Every bit as relevant to audience members who will remember the original film as it will be to newcomers, Young Frankenstein has all the panache of the screen sensation with a little extra theatrical flair added. With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

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