The Snow Goose

The Snow Goose
9 April – 4 May 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | R140 – R160
The Fugard Studio Theatre
  • Dates

    09 Apr 2019 - 04 May 2019
  • Time

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

    R140 – R160
  • Cast

    • Taryn Bennett
    • James Cairns
  • Creative

    • Jenine CollocottDirector

Contagious Theatre is bringing their beloved hit show - The Snow Goose - to The Fugard Theatre from 9 April until 4 May 2019.

The Snow Goose is a timeless classic based on the Paul Gallico short story. A chance encounter between a recluse and a young girl blossoms as they nurse an injured wild goose back to health in marshes of Essex in the 1930’s. Their idyllic world is turned upside down as the chaos of war intrudes.

With the use of masks, ingenious staging and the performance skills of Taryn Bennett and James Cairns, Jenine Collocott has created a theatre gem that has enthralled audiences who have watched the show.

Excellent discounts are available for students, pensioners, scholars and Friends of the Fugard. Book discounted tickets exclusively via The Fuguard Box Office by calling 021 461 4554.

Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval. Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office

About Contagious Theatre Company

Critically acclaimed theatre makers, Jenine Collocott, James Cairns and Taryn Bennett with long-time Fringe producers Simon and Helen Cooper. They all have had work shown internationally in Europe, the US, the UK and Australia. Contagious produces independent fringe theatre that brings the creative freedom, simplicity and energy of the festival circuit to mainstream audiences.

An arresting and memorable theatrical coup. - Steyn Du Toit, Sunday Independent
This play is a must-see. - Robyn Sassen
Will linger long after you leave the theatre. - Tracey Saunders, Cape Times
'n teaterervaring wat jy nog lank in jou hart gaan bere 4 sterre - Marina Griebenow, Die Burger
Gallico’s story soars… - Gayle Edmunds, City Press
Cairns and Bennett are magnetic on stage - Karen Rutter, Sunday Times
An arresting and memorable theatrical coup. - Steyn Du Toit, Sunday Independent
This play is a must-see. - Robyn Sassen
Will linger long after you leave the theatre. - Tracey Saunders, Cape Times
'n teaterervaring wat jy nog lank in jou hart gaan bere 4 sterre - Marina Griebenow, Die Burger
Gallico’s story soars… - Gayle Edmunds, City Press
Cairns and Bennett are magnetic on stage - Karen Rutter, Sunday Times

Kunene and the King

Kunene and the King
From 30 April 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R190 – R340
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    30 Apr 2019 -
  • Time

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

    R190 – R340
  • Cast

    • John KaniLunga Kunene
    • Antony SherJack Morris
    • Lungiswa PlaatjiesOn Stage Musician
  • Creative

    • John KaniPlaywright
    • Janice HoneymanDirector
    • Birrie le RouxProduction Design
    • Mannie ManimLighting Design
    • Neo MuyangaComposer
    • Nel CrouchAssistant Director
    • Jonathan RuddickSound Design (RSC)
    • David ClassenSound Design (Fugard Theatre)
    • Siphelo MtshetshaDirecting Intern
    • Juanita van WykStage Manager
    • Kei-Ella LoeweAssistant Stage Manager

Eric Abraham presents a Royal Shakespeare Company and Fugard Theatre production of John Kani’s new play, Kunene and The King.

Kunene and the King comes to The Fugard Theatre form 30 April 2019, hot off its world premiere at The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in England.

This moving and funny two-hander provides a fitting tribute to mark the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections after apartheid. Written by actor, activist and playwright, John Kani (The Tempest, The Island, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, and movie Black Panther), who was last seen on The Fugard Theatre stage opposite Sandra Prinsloo in So Ry Miss Daisy, Kunene and the King reunites a powerhouse team with director Janice Honeyman (The Tempest,…Missing, Nothing But The Truth, Hello and Goodbye, The Fugard Theatre’s production of The Mother) and John Kani performing opposite Sir Antony Sher (The Tempest,The Fugard Theatre’s production of Broken Glass, the RSC productions of King Lear, 2016 & 2018 and Death of a Salesman).

Design is by Birrie le Roux (Shakespeare in Love, King Kong, Orpheus in Africa). Lighting is by Mannie Manim (The Tempest, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Fugard Theatre productions of The Mother, The Painted Rocks At Revolver Creek, The Blue Iris).

In Kunene and the King, it is South Africa, 2019. Twenty five years since the first post-Apartheid democratic elections, two men from contrasting walks of life are thrust together to reflect on a quarter century of change.

“We are honoured to be presenting this co-production of John Kani’s new play with The Royal Shakespeare Company, and welcoming him along with Sir Antony Sher and Janice Honeyman back to our Theatre,” says Daniel Galloway, Managing Director of The Fugard Theatre. “It is indeed a fitting way to mark 25 years of a democratic South Africa, with three of the country’s internationally acclaimed theatre talents and this important play.”

Kunene and the King will be performed at The Fugard Theatre from 30 April 2019. 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

For certain performances - there is a 15% discount for pensioners and 10% discount for students and block bookings. These discounted tickets can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office and are available for performances from 4 May 2019 onwards.

Please note: Kunene and the King has a recommended age restriction of no under 12 year olds.

Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots
From 11 June 2019
Tue – Fri 8pm | Sat 3 & 8pm | Sun 3pm | R160 – R460
The Fugard Theatre
  • Dates

    11 Jun 2019 -
  • Time

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

    R160 – R460
  • Cast

  • 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 will run at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019.

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 ShowCabaretFunny 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, Executive 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!”

Kinky Boots will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 11 June 2019 on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 3pm. Sunday Matinees at 3pm will become available from Sunday 30 June 2019. Tickets go on sale from 20 August starting from R160, and 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

There is a 20% discount available for all Friends of The Fugard members; 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.

Patrons booking tickets online are able to beat the rush and pre-order their desired refreshments, snacks, meals 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.

This smash-hit struts its stuff with sparkle, stilettos and heart! - Time Out New York
Dazzling and joyous! Kinky Boots is a reminder that both musicals and shoes can lift you up - Daily News
The ideal, big-Broadway experience - The New York Observer
The freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade - The Hollywood News
A sizzling theatricality that's bound to put a little more spring in your step and cheer in your heart - USA Today
You’ll get a kick out of Kinky Boots - New York Post
Those boots are made for walking, talking, singing, flouncing and wearing well above the kneecap - Whatsonstage.com

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Friends of The Fugard

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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