Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
Final extension until 2 February 2020
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R250 – R470
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    11 Jun 2019 - 02 Feb 2020
  • Time

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

    R250 – R470
  • Cast

    • Darren CraigCharlie
    • Earl GregoryLola
    • Amy CampbellNicola
    • Namisa MdlaloseLauren
    • Nathan RoDon
    • Stephan van HuyssteenHarry / Charlie Cover
    • Lucy TopsPat / Lauren Cover
    • Candice van LitsenborghTrish
    • Ralph LawsonGeorge / Male Ensemble
    • Glenn SwartMr Price / Male Ensemble
    • Tshepo NcokoaneAngel / Lola Alternate / Male Ensemble
    • Phillip SchnetlerAngel / Male Ensemble
    • Chester MartinezAngel / Male Ensemble
    • Emile DoubellAngel / Harry Cover
    • Shelley AdriaanzenEnsemble / Resident Director / Pat Cover / Trish Cover
    • Shaleeni RanchhodEnsemble / Nicola Cover
    • Catherine IsaacsEnsemble
    • Dean de KlerkRichard Bailey / Male Ensemble / Don Cover / George Cover / Second Harry Cover
    • Julio JantjiesAngel Swing / Male Ensemble
    • Nathan MullerSimon Senior / Angel Swing
    • Lee van der MerweFemale Swing / Dance Captain
    • Oswald PieterseYoung Lola
    • Travis TurnerYoung Lola
    • Seth EllisYoung Lola
    • Alexander WallaceYoung Charlie
    • Finn Newham-BlakeYoung Charlie
    • Daniel WolsonYoung Charlie
    • Dawid BoverhoffAssistant Musical Director / Band Leader / First Keys
    • Lumanyano "Unity" MziDrums
    • Robert JeffreyGuitar
    • Matthew FosterSecond Keys
    • Shaun JohannesBass
  • Creative

    • Harvey FiersteinBook
    • Cyndi LauperMusic and Lyrics
    • Jerry MitchellOriginal Direction and Choreography
    • Matthew WildDirector
    • Charl-Johan LingenfelderMusical Director
    • Louisa TalbotChoreography
    • Birrie Le RouxCostume Design
    • Paul WillsSet Design
    • Tim MitchellLighting Design
    • Mark MalherbeSound Design

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present a brand new, original production of this huge-hearted, smash-hit musical which is currently running at the Fugard Theatre until 2 February 2020.

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots was first brought to life on the big screen in 2005 before being transformed into a hit musical, winning six Tony and three Olivier Awards.

Kinky Boots features a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, Tony Award for Best Original Score, Tony Award for Best Choreography and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots has played to sold out houses on Broadway and in the West End since 2013. This mega-hit is a must see for all musical theatre fans.

Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father's shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father's legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to you by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl and West Side Story. Direction is by Matthew Wild, Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot. Costume design is by Birrie Le Roux, Set Design by Paul Wills and Lighting Design by Tim Mitchell. Sound Design is by Mark Malherbe.

“We are honored to be presenting the South African premiere, created by an all-star team, of this hit musical that has captured the hearts of international audiences,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of the Fugard Theatre. “Kinky Boots has it all - a beautiful story of hope, inspiration and friendship, combined with fabulous music, glittering costumes, breathtaking choreography and plenty of heart. We cannot wait to welcome our audiences to this Fugard Theatre original production of an International smash hit!”

Creating the role of shoe factory owner Charlie Price is Darren Craig (Grease,High School Musical), with Earl Gregory (Into the Woods, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) stepping in to the role of drag queen Lola. Namisa Mdlalose (The Colour Purple, King Kong) is Lauren, Amy Campbell (Tiger Bay, SA’s Got Talent) is Charlie’s girlfriend Nicola and Nathan Ro (Lonehill Estate, Project Fame) is Don.

Joining them on stage are Stephan van Huyssteen (Rock of Ages, Big Top Rock) as Harry, Lucy Tops (Shakespeare in Love, Funny Girl) as Pat, Candice van Litsenborgh (Into The Woods, Priscilla, Queen of The Desert) as Trish, Ralph Lawson (A Voice I Cannot Silence, Amadeus) as George and Glenn Swart (Immortal, Show Boat) as Mr Price. Tshepo Ncokoane (Snow White, Priscilla, Queen of The Desert) is the Lola Alternate, and he joins Phillip Schnetler (Priscilla, Queen of The Desert, Annie), Chester Martinez (Rockville2069 The Musical, Ikapa Dance Company) and Emile Doubell (The Rocky Horror Show, Footloose) as the Angels at The Blue Angel Nightclub.

Also performing in the ensemble are Shaleeni Ranchhod (Footloose, Mamma Mia), Catherine Isaacs (Antony and Cleopatra, Shattered), Shelley Lothian (Cabaret, Show Boat), Julio Jantjies (Langarm, West Side Story), Nathan Muller (Langarm, The Full Monty), Dean de Klerk (Gardening and Other Distractions, Ordinary Days), and Lee van der Merwe (West Side Story, Immortal).

The role of Young Charlie will be shared by Alexander Wallace (10), Daniel Wolson (12) and Finn Newham Blake (11) while Young Lola will performed alternately by Seth Ellis (13), Oswald Pieterse (12) and Travis Turner (9).

Kinky Boots will be performed at the Fugard Theatre on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com. A special New Year's Eve performance will be held at 9pm on December 31 2019. For more information click here.

There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members (for certain performances and seating); a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounts do not apply for performances between 11 to 25 June 2019 and multiple discounts do not apply. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office only and are available for performances from 27 June 2019 onwards. T’s and C’s apply.

Please note: Kinky Boots has a recommended age restriction of 10 years and older with parental supervision.

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

Patrons booking tickets online are able to beat the rush and pre-order their desired refreshments and merchandise when purchasing tickets directly from www.thefugard.com

Visit the cosy ground-floor bar for a before and after show drink and delicious snacks. If the weather plays along, enjoy the panoramic city views from the Fugard Theatre’s fantastic rooftop bar. There is secure parking available for a small fee directly opposite the Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.

 

★★★★★ - Die Burger
★★★★ Kinky Boots is a pleasure to watch - musical theatre at its best. This production is bound to leave you feeling uplifted, with a kick in your boots-an upper in every way. - The Cape Robyn, Robyn Cohen
A fast-paced, stiletto-strutting campy romp with a whole lot of heart at its core and a sweet message at the forefront - Bizcommunity
Without a doubt, this show is the most dynamic stage performance I have seen this year. - Cape Town Insider
Everything, from the costumes, the choreography, the lighting, the set, and of course the performances, is faultless. - Daily Maverick
Kinky Boots at The Fugard is a great big “WOW! ... it’s phenomenal. - Eat.Play.Drink
★★★★★ - Die Burger
★★★★ Kinky Boots is a pleasure to watch - musical theatre at its best. This production is bound to leave you feeling uplifted, with a kick in your boots-an upper in every way. - The Cape Robyn, Robyn Cohen
A fast-paced, stiletto-strutting campy romp with a whole lot of heart at its core and a sweet message at the forefront - Bizcommunity
Without a doubt, this show is the most dynamic stage performance I have seen this year. - Cape Town Insider
Everything, from the costumes, the choreography, the lighting, the set, and of course the performances, is faultless. - Daily Maverick
Kinky Boots at The Fugard is a great big “WOW! ... it’s phenomenal. - Eat.Play.Drink

Statements

Statements
From 17 September 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | R160 - R220
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    17 Sep 2019 -
  • Time

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

    R160 - R220
  • Duration

    1 hour 5 minutes with no interval
  • Language

    English
  • Cast

    • Marlo MinnaarErrol Philander
    • Liezl de KockFrieda Joubert
    • André OdendaalVoice of the Detective
  • 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, a 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 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 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season

The 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season
5 August – 23 September 2019
Mondays 3 & 7pm | R120
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    05 Aug 2019 - 22 Sep 2019
  • Time

    Mondays 3 & 7pm
  • Price

    R120

Winter just got a whole lot warmer with the announcement of the 2019 Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Live Encore Season.

The Season provides the chance to catch some of the most popular titles from the Fugard Bioscope Season including a selection of wonderful National Theatre Live titles. The screenings also take an exciting new format, with presentations on Mondays at 3pm and at 7pm, enabling patrons to enjoy the Fugard Theatre’s delicious new homemade pizzas or even make a double bill of it.

Screenings are presented on The Fugard Theatre’s full size high definition cinema screen with a 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system. Productions are recorded live transporting you to the heart of the action on stage.

National Theatre Live’s Julie, a new version of August Strindberg’s play Miss Julie, written by Polly Stenham. 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. BAFTA Award-winning actress Vanessa Kirby (The Crown) and Eric Kofi Abrefa (The Amen Corner) feature in the cast, directed by Carrie Cracknell (NT Live: The Deep Blue Sea).

“We are excited to present our National Theatre Live Encore Season in a new Monday format,” says Greg Karvellas, Artistic Director of The Fugard Theatre. “Why not make a double bill of it and enjoy our fresh new homemade pizzas, or our selection of delicious snacks with the finest coffees and wines from the Fugard’s coffee shop and bar. Don’t forget you can now pre-order your drinks and pizzas online when booking your tickets - it's so easy!”

Screenings take place at the Fugard Theatre on Mondays at 3pm and at 7pm.Tickets cost R120 and can be booked directly through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or online at www.thefugard.com  There is a 20% discount for Friends of the Fugard,  a 15% discount for pensioners and a 10% discount for scholars.  These discounted tickets are available through the box office.

 

Encore season schedule

MONTHPRODUCTIONFROM

August 2019

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA
5 August 2019 at 7pm
National Theatre Live
  JULIE
12 August 2019 at 3pm
National Theatre Live
  KING LEAR
12 August 2019 at 7pm
National Theatre Live
  THE AUDIENCE
26 August 2019 at 3pm
National Theatre Live
  ALL MY SONS
26 August 2019 at 7pm
National Theatre Live
September 2019 ALLELUJAH!
16 September 2019 at 3pm
National Theatre Live
  KING LEAR
16 September 2019 at 7pm
National Theatre Live
  I'M NOT RUNNING
23 September 2019 at 7pm
National Theatre Live

 

(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.

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As a Friend of The Fugard you are eligible for great discounts on each of our current and upcoming productions. These discounts are exclusively available from our box office on 021 461 4554 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Each registered Friends of The Fugard member will receive their first 2 tickets discounted, on the usual applicable performance days and seating categories when booking through the box office. Thereafter the member’s guests will pay the full price (or other category discount, if applicable) on additional seats as required.

One member per discount. Multiple kinds of discounts do not apply. Terms and conditions apply.



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