Statements

Statements
From 17 September 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm | R160 - R220
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    17 Sep 2019 -
  • Time

    Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm
  • Price

    R160 - R220
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Marlo MinnaarErrol Philander
    • Liezl de KockFrieda Joubert
    • André OdendaalVoice of Policeman
  • Creative

    • Athol FugardWriter
    • Greg KarvellasDirector
    • Wolf BritzSet Design, Lighting Design
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderSoundscape, Sound Design
    • David ClassenSound Design

Following an acclaimed premiere at the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, new production of Athol Fugard’s powerful classic - Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre from 17 September for a limited season.

Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre in partnership with the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, this compelling new co-production opened to rapturous responses at the recent KKNK.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the KKNK and Kunste Onbeperk, which presents the Festival, and that recently awarded Athol Fugard with its Kunste Onbeperk Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre.


Marlo Minnaar (7de Laan, Santa Gamka, Sara Se Geheim, Boland Moorde) is gripping as Errol Philander, with Liezl de Kock (Piet se Optelgoed, Crazy in Love, Pictures of You, African Gothic) equally captivating as Frieda Joubert.

Written in 1972, Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is set in apartheid South Africa, where relationships across the colour bar were a criminal offence. Two lovers – a coloured man and white woman meet secretly in the library where the woman works to make love and share their hopes and fears. A neighbour reports them to the police who secretly photograph them from the informant's backyard and eventually break in and arrest the couple under the then inhuman and universally pilloried Immorality Act. The play is a compelling and deeply moving love story in which the physically and emotionally naked lovers expose not only their bodies but also their deepest longings for personal and emotional freedom.

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act is written by Athol Fugard and directed by Greg Karvellas. Set Design and Lighting Design is by Wolf Britz, Soundscape is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Sound Design is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and David Classen.

“It was an honour to bring this classic play to life as part of the KKNK’s 25th birthday celebrations” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “We thank Hugo Theart and his team for their vision, professionalism and creative excellence in partnering with us on this production. We can’t wait to present it to our Cape Town audiences.”

Athol Fugard was born in 1932 in Middelburg in the Karoo. An internationally acclaimed playwright director and occasional actor, for over half a century he has written almost forty soul-searing plays with roles for all South Africans which have moved audiences in South Africa and around the world to laughter and tears as they reflected the inhumanity of apartheid. His plays champion truth and a fundamental universal humanity. In 2011 he received the ultimate recognition from the world’s most prestigious theatre community - a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatre. He is also the author of four books and several screenplays. His plays include Blood Knot, Boesman and Lena, Master Harold and the Boys, The Train Driver, The Blue Iris and The Shadow of the Hummingbird. A number of his works have been turned into films with director Gavin Hood's Tsotsi, based on his 1980 short story of the same name winning the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film - South Africa's first Academy award in this category. Athol’s work spans the period of apartheid in South Africa, through the first democratic elections, to Nelson Mandela’s presidency and into present-day, post-apartheid South Africa.

The recipient of numerous honorary doctorates and awards, Athol was awarded the prestigious PraemiumImperiale global arts prize for Theatre/Film by the Japan Art Association in 2014. One of the most performed playwrights in the world, he continues to direct and write plays. He shares his life with his wife the writer and academic Paula Fourie and their dog Jakkals.

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act will be performed in The Fugard Studio Theatre from 17 September on Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm with a Saturday matinee at 4pm.

Tickets from R160 to R220 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com

There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members for certain performances and seating. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office. Are you not yet a Friends of the Fugard member? Sign up now at the box office or online for priority booking and great specials!

Please note:
1) There is an age advisory of 16 years (there is full nudity throughout).
2) Latecomers will not be admitted after the start of the performance.
3) There are loud sound effects within the performance.
4) Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.
5) This production is presented in English.

The 2019 & 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season

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

    Mondays 3 & 7pm
  • Price

    R120

The Fugard Theatre is gearing up to announce its new World Arts Cinema Season for 2019 & 2020.
 
Curated by The Fugard Theatre’s Artistic Director, Greg Karvellas, audiences can once again look forward to high definition screenings of the very best in world opera, ballet, theatre and National Theatre Live titles from around the globe. Now in its 8th year, this new season comes with some exciting changes.
 
The World Arts Cinema Season is moving from Sunday mornings to Mondays with screenings taking place at 3 pm and 7 pm. Bioscope patrons will now be able to enjoy double screening days along with the famous Fugard hospitality.
 
Tickets for the screenings will cost R120 per seat and Friends Of The Fugard receive a 20% discount.
 
Watch this space, and your inboxes, for our season program announcement which will be revealed soon!

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

The Fugard Theatre 2020 Season

Save The Date!
 
Artistic Director, Greg Karvellas, is set to announce his first Artistic Season for The Fugard Theatre on the 2nd of September 2019. In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Fugard theatres doors being open, Cape Town audiences can look forward to a thrilling selection of  international and local drama, musicals,  comedy, cinema and live music events.
 
Friends Of The Fugard will receive an early bird notification in their inboxes the moment we announce. For those who are not signed up to our Friends of The Fugard programme, you can sign up here.

All My Sons

All My Sons
26 August 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Cast

    • Bill PullmanJoe Keller
    • Sule RimiDr Jim Bayliss
    • Gunnar CautheryFrank Lubey
    • Kayla MeikleSue Bayliss
    • Bessie CarterLydia Lubey
    • Colin MorganChris Keller
    • Archie BarnesBert
    • Hari ColesBert
    • Alfie ToddBert
    • Sally FieldKate Keller
    • Jenna ColemanAnn Deever
    • Oliver JohnstoneGeorge Deever
  • Creative

    • Arthur MillerWriter
    • Jeremy HerrinDirector
    • Max JonesSet and Costume
    • Richard HowellLighting
    • Carolyn DowningSound
    • Duncan McLeanVideo

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

Academy Award-winner Sally Field (Steel Magnolias, Brothers & Sisters) and Bill Pullman (The Sinner, Independence Day) star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business.
But nothing lasts forever and their contented lives, already shadowed by the loss of their eldest boy to war, are about to shatter. With the return of a figure from the past, long buried truths are forced to the surface and the price of their American dream is laid bare.

Jeremy Herrin (NT Live: This House, People, Places & Things) directs a cast including Jenna Coleman (Victoria), and Colin Morgan (Merlin).

All My Sons is an Old Vic co-production with Headlong.

Allelujah!

Allelujah!
16 September 2019
3pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    16 Sep 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

    3pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Cast

    • Jacqueline ChanMolly
    • Jacqueline ClarkeMrs Maudsley
    • Patricia EnglandMavis
    • Julia FosterMary
    • Colin HaighArthur
    • Anna LindupRenee
    • Louis MahoneyNeville
    • Jeff RawleJoe
    • Cleo SylvestreCora
    • Gwen TaylorLucille
    • Sue WallaceHazel
    • Simon WilliamsAmbrose
    • Sacha DhawanDr Valentine
    • Deborah FindlaySister Gilchrist
    • Peter ForbesSalter, Hospital Chairman
    • Manish GandhiRamesh, Junior Doctor
    • Richie HartGerald, Physiotherapist
    • Nicola HughesNurse Pinkney
    • Gary WoodFletcher, Junior Doctor
    • Samuel BarnettColin, Joe's Son
    • Sam BondAlex, Documentary Director
    • Rosie EdeMrs Earnshaw
    • Nadine HigginCliff, Camera
    • David MoorstAndy, Work Experience
    • Duncan WisbeyMr Earnshaw
  • Creative

    • Alan BennettWriter
    • Nicholas HytnerDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner
    • Arlene PhillipsChoreographer
    • George FentonMusic
    • Natasha ChiversLighting Designer
    • Mike WalkerSound Designer

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

Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play is ‘just what the doctor ordered’ (Daily Telegraph).

The Beth, an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital serving a town in Yorkshire, is threatened with closure as part of an efficiency drive. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir.

One of Britain’s most celebrated writers, Alan Bennett’s plays include The History Boys, The Lady in the Van and The Madness of George III, all of which were also seen on film. Allelujah! is his tenth collaboration with award-winning director Nicholas Hytner.

Antony and Cleopatra

Antony and Cleopatra
5 August 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Aug 2019 - 05 Aug 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Cast

    • Tunji KasimCaesar
    • Katy StephensAgrippa
    • Sophie OkonedoCleopatra
    • Ralph FiennesAntony
    • Fisayo AkinadeEros
    • Gloria ObianyoCharmian
    • Georgia LandersIras
    • Hiba ElchikheSoothsayer
    • Tim McMullanEnobarbus
    • Ben WigginsProculeius
    • Shazia NichollsSicyon Official
    • Nicholas Le PrevostLepidus
    • Sam WoolfThidias
    • Sargon YeldaPompey
    • Gerald GyimahMenas
    • Waleed HammadVarrius
    • Nick SampsonEuphronius
    • Hannah MorrishOctavia
    • Alan TurkingtonCanidius
    • Alexander CobbScarus
    • Henry EverettVentidius
    • Samuel ArnoldSupernumeraries
    • Catherine DeevySupernumeraries
  • Creative

    • William ShakespeareWriter
    • Simon GodwinDirector
    • Hildegard BechtlerSet Designer
    • Evie GurneyCostume Designer
    • Tim LutkinLighting Designer
    • Michael BruceMusic

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

Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

Caesar and his assassins are dead. General Mark Antony now rules alongside his fellow defenders of Rome. But at the fringes of a war-torn empire the Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and Mark Antony have fallen fiercely in love. In a tragic fight between devotion and duty, obsession becomes a catalyst for war.

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
  • 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 the National Theatre.

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…

Julie (Encore)

Julie (Encore)
12 August 2019
3pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Aug 2019 - 12 Aug 2019
  • Time

    3pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Cast

    • Vanessa KirbyJulie
    • Eric Kofi AbrefaJean
    • Thalissa TeixeiraKristina
  • Creative

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

King Lear

King Lear
12 August – 16 September 2019
7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    12 Aug 2019 - 16 Sep 2019
  • Time

    7pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Cast

    • Kirsty BushellRegan
    • Richard CrewsGentleman Informer / Old Man
    • James CorriganEdmund
    • Sinead CusackKent
    • John HastingsCuran / Doctor
    • Anthony HowellAlbany
    • Lloyd HutchinsonFool
    • Jake MannBurgundy / Lear’s Knight / Monsieur La Far
    • Michael MatusOswald
    • Ian McKellenKing Lear
    • Claire PriceGoneril
    • DAniel RabinCornwall
    • Caleb RobertsKing of France / British Captain
    • Scott SparrowAlbany’s Man
    • Luke ThompsonEdgar
    • Anita-Joy UwajehCordelia
    • Danny WebbGloucester
  • Creative

    • William ShakespeareWriter
    • Jonathan MunbyDirector
    • Paul WillsDesigner
    • Oliver FenwickLighting Designer
    • Ben and Max RinghamCompisition and Sound

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

Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear sees two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them.  Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends.

The Audience (Encore)

26 August 2019
3pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    26 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
  • Time

    3pm
  • Price

    R120
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Helen MirrenQueen Elizabeth II
    • Rufus WrightDavid Cameron
    • Nathaniel ParkerGordon Brown
    • Paul RitterJohn Major
    • Haydn GwynneMargaret Thatcher
    • Edward FoxWinston Churchill
    • Harold WilsonRichard McCabe
    • David PeartJames Callaghan
    • Michael ElwynSir Anthony Eden
  • Creative

    • Peter MorganWriter
    • Stephen DaldryDirector
    • Bob CrowleyDesigner
    • Rick FisherLighting Designer
    • Paul ArdittiSound Designer

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

Helen Mirren reprises her Academy Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in the West End production of The Audience.

For sixty years Elizabeth II has met each of her twelve Prime Ministers in a weekly audience at Buckingham Palace – a meeting like no other in British public life – it is private. Both parties have an unspoken agreement never to repeat what is said. Not even to their spouses.

The Audience breaks this contract of silence – and imagines a series of pivotal meetings between the Downing Street incumbents and their Queen. From Churchill to Cameron, each Prime Minister has used these private conversations as a sounding board and a confessional – sometimes intimate, sometimes explosive.

From young mother to grandmother, these private audiences chart the arc of the second Elizabethan Age. Politicians come and go through the revolving door of electoral politics, while she remains constant, waiting to welcome her next Prime Minister.

The Audience reunites writer Peter Morgan and Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren following their collaboration on the critically-acclaimed movie sensation The Queen.

The Audience is directed by Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) and presented in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions, Robert Fox and Andy Harries.

The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. - The Daily Mail
★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph, The Times
The first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year. - Observer
Helen Mirren once again gives a faultless performance. - Guardian
Stephen Daldry delivers a pitch-perfect production. - Daily Telegraph
The Audience is going to be one of the theatrical highlights of 2013. - The Daily Mail
★★★★★ - Daily Telegraph, The Times
The first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year. - Observer
Helen Mirren once again gives a faultless performance. - Guardian
Stephen Daldry delivers a pitch-perfect production. - Daily Telegraph

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