David Kramer's Langarm

David Kramer's Langarm
Now booking to 3 March 2019
Tue– Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R160 - R260
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    20 Nov 2018 -
  • Time

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

    R160 - R260
  • Language

  • Cast

    • Rushney FergusonAngelina
    • Cameron BothaJeff
    • Kim LouisDinah
    • Elton LandrewEddie
    • Pierre NelsonVan der Byl
    • Julio JantjiesLulu, Ensemble
    • Nadine SuliamanEnsemble, Angelina cover
    • Nathan MullerEnsemble
    • Byron KlaasenEnsemble, Dance Captain
    • Paxton SimonsEnsemble, Dance Captain
    • Shaneé de BeerEnsemble
    • Junaide Abrahams Ensemble
    • Alexis PetersenOnstage Female Swing
    • Lindokuhle “Odwa” MakandaMale Swing, Lulu Cover
    • Dorsaint KatumpaBarman
    • Alistair IzobellEddie Cover
    • Maya SpectorDinah Cover
    • Sipumzo LucwabaBass, Band Leader
    • Dylan RomanKeys, Deputy Band Leader
    • Jason WardPercussion, Drums
    • Zeke le GrangeSax
    • Joseph KunnujiTrumpet
    • Shaun FranckeGuitar
  • Creative

    • David KramerWriter, Director
    • Charl-Johan Lingenfelder Musical Director and Arrangements
    • Grant van SterChoreography
    • Shelley AdriaanzenResident Director
    • Saul Radomsky Set Design
    • Widaad Albertus Costume Design
    • Gerda KrugerLighting Design
    • David ClassenSound Design
    • Claude BarnardoVideo Design
    • Benjamin du PlessisVideo Mapping and Programming
    • Chris PienaarAssociate Set Design
    • Marie RouxAssociate Lighting Design
    • Siphelo MtshetshaDirecting Intern

He was white. She was not. They broke the law to dance. Langarm is the latest musical created by the award-winning David Kramer.

This proudly South African brand new David Kramer musical, is performed in English.

Produced and presented by Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre, Langarm is a story of love and intrigue set in the story-world of Cape Town’s ballroom dance culture in the 1960s. With the threat of the new apartheid laws hanging over their heads, people will do almost anything to survive.

In 1965 when Dinah Levin is widowed, she invites her nephew Jeff whose fiancé has just dumped him to help her manage her late husband’s Canterbury Hotel. Here he meets the lovely, young ballroom dancer Angelina, and when she asks him to partner her in The Swaziland Ballroom Championships, he sees it as an opportunity to humiliate his ex. Aware that he’ll risk arrest by flouting the law, he throws caution to the wind and agrees.

Jeff decides to rejuvenate the hotel by offering langarm dances. When Eddie Jephta  the leader of the Moonlight Serenaders langarm band comes to play at The Canterbury Hotel, Dinah has to confront the secrets of her past.

“I have been wanting for many years to do a musical inspired by the langarm-ballroom bands from this time,” says David Kramer.  “I grew up watching my parents dancing to the music of these bands, and Langarm pays homage to the likes of the Johnny Lyners Blue Moon Jazz Band and Willie’s Starlite Orchestra.”

“We are proud to be collaborating on our fifth production with David Kramer following the success of District Six – KanalaOrpheus in AfricaBlood Brothers and Kat and the Kings,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre.

Langarm is written and directed by David Kramer. The stellar creative team includes Musical Arrangements by Resident Musical Director of the Fugard Theatre Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (West Side Story, King Kong, Funny Girl). Set Design is by Saul Radomsky (The Road to Mecca, Clybourne Park, District Six – Kanala), Lighting Design is by Gerda Kruger (The Music of Queen, Le Nozze di Figaro), Sound Design is by David Classen (Shakespeare In Love, Significant Other), Costume Design is by Widaad Albertus (Significant Other, The Demon Bride, The Eulogists) and Choreography is by Grant van Ster (Aunty Merle the Musical, Calling Us Home, Figure of Eight Dance Collective).

Langarm will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 20 November from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3pm.  From Sunday 16 December, there will be an additional Sunday matinee at 3pm. There will be a Monday night performance at 8pm on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2018 also at 8pm. 

Tickets ranging from R150 to R260 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 15% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members.

Please note: Langarm has a recommended age restriction of 12.

Abdullah Ibrahim Solo Piano Concert Series

Abdullah Ibrahim Solo Piano Concert Series
15 – 20 January 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm | Sun 4pm | R220 – R290
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    15 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
  • Time

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

    R220 – R290

Following previous sold out performances, Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present a series of intimate Solo Piano Concerts by global music icon and South African legend Abdullah Ibrahim. The concerts will take place from 15 to 20 January 2019 in The Fugard Studio Theatre.

Abdullah Ibrahim is South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected musician.  His career spans nearly seventy years, which all began in Kensington and District Six at the age of seven.

Mr Ibrahim was announced last year as one of the 2019 Jazz Masters being honored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in the USA. Since 1982, the NEA has recognised artists who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Mr Ibrahim’s work will be celebrated in a ceremony at the Kennedy Centre in the USA in April 2019.

Following Mr Ibrahim’s performance at the Oslo Jazz Festival, John Ephland, writing on allaboutjazz.com, described his performance as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime event’ and commented that his performance has:‘…a certain signature soulfulness that can only come from living life rich and full. Full of feeling, rich in experience (patience). And yes, a solo piano recital may seem simple but to this listener it once again revealed how exposed a true artist makes himself when heart, gut and soul combine with a voice unlike any other in the jazz piano tradition’.

“This is a rare and limited opportunity to experience the magic of Abdullah Ibrahim’s music in the intimate setting of The Fugard Studio Theatre,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “Tickets to his performances always sell out so I urge you to book swiftly for these solo piano concerts.”
Mr Ibrahim will perform his series of Solo Piano Concerts at The Fugard Studio Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 January 2019 at 8pm with matinees at 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

There is a 20% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members to the performances on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 January only, and a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students for all performances in the season. These discounted tickets can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office. Not yet a Friends of the Fugard member? Sign up now at the box office or online for priority booking and great specials!

Wheelchair access to The Fugard Studio is limited and requires assisted entrance which can be arranged in advance with the Theatre.

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 for a small fee directly opposite The Fugard Theatre in Harrington Square.

For more information on Abdullah Ibrahim’s upcoming events, visit his website: www.abdullahibrahim.co.za

La Sylphide

La Sylphide
20 January 2019
10am | R100
The Fugard Bioscope
  • Dates

    20 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
  • Time

  • Price

  • Cast

    • The Bolshoi Principals
    • The Bolshoi Soloists
    • The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet
  • Creative

    • Herman Severin LøvenskioldMusic
    • Johan KobborgChoreography
    • August BournonvilleChoreography
    • Adolphe Nourrit Libretto
    • Filippo TaglioniLibretto

Screened as part of the 2018 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season Part 2. From the Bolshoi Ballet.

On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love...

La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style. Restaged for the Bolshoi by Bournonville expert Johan Kobborg, this production is the ultimate romantic masterpiece.


Friends of The Fugard

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