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South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to Covid
South Africa loses cultural landmarks like Apartheid Museum to CovidArticle

"We had to let go of all of the staff. About 30 people. There's no one here to turn the lights on and off."

Mfuneko Toyana 10 May 2021

The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failures
The closing of South Africa's Fugard Theatre points to systemic failuresArticle

South Africa's theatre fraternity has reacted with heartbreak to the announcement that Cape Town's famous Fugard Theatre has closed its doors for good. Fiona Ramsay is head of the department of theatre and performing arts at the University of the Witwatersrand. She asked Ismail Mahomed, a playwright and seasoned theatre and arts festival manager, about what forces aligned to see the theatre close - and whether this could have been prevented.

Fiona Ramsay 5 May 2021

The Fugard Theatre to close permanently
The Fugard Theatre to close permanentlyArticle

After a year of Covid-19 closure The Fugard Theatre will close permanently and with immediate effect.

17 Mar 2021

7 local highlights now on Showmax: From Moffie to 4 Africa Movie Academy Award-winners from SA
7 local highlights now on Showmax: From Moffie to 4 Africa Movie Academy Award-winners from SAArticle

These are the seven local highlights currently streaming on Showmax: Moffie, Fiela Se Kind, Lebo M - Coming Home, The Letter Reader, Knuckle City, The Ghost and The House of Truth...

Issued by Showmax 7 Jan 2021

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

Introducing How Now Brown Cow, a new theatre production co.
Introducing How Now Brown Cow, a new theatre production co.Article

Actress, writer and publicist Julie-Anne McDowell Hegarty has teamed up with renowned producer and lighting designer Daniel Galloway, former MD of The Fugard Theatre, to launch a theatre production company...

4 Nov 2020

And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners are...
And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners are...Article

The winners of this year's Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced online last night, 18 May 2020, via Distell's Facebook and Twitter pages...

19 May 2020

#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The Fugard
#LockdownLessons: Challenging times call for creativity - Q&A with Lamees Albertus of The FugardArticle

General manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, Lamees Albertus, shares her #LockdownLessons, how The Fugard and the SA theatre and arts industry, in general, is navigating and responding to the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown...

Ruth Cooper 7 May 2020

Fugard Theatre to launch The Fugard at Home digital platform
Fugard Theatre to launch The Fugard at Home digital platformArticle

The Fugard Theatre is set to launch a new digital platform on its website, which will be called The Fugard at Home...

6 May 2020

Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees Albertus
Rising through the ranks: Q&A with new manager of The Fugard, Lamees AlbertusArticle

As of 1 March 2020, Lamees Albertus will assume the role of general manager and producer of the iconic The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. We got in touch to chat about her new promotion, plans for The Fugard and supporting the arts...

Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2020

And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees are...
And the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees are...Article

The 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards has been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The nominees of the 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at a gala awards function at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on 22 March 2020...

12 Feb 2020

Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanity
Vaslav explores the fine line between genius and insanityArticle

I saw Vaslav recently and came out of the theatre disturbed and saddened. Not by the performance of Godfrey Johnson, his portrayal of Vaslav Nijinsky or by any other aspect of the production.

Michael Britton 14 Nov 2019

#MusicExchange: Nathan Ro
#MusicExchange: Nathan RoArticle

Nathan Ro (real name Jonathan Ross) first appeared in the public eye as a contestant on Project Fame back in 2005...

Martin Myers 5 Nov 2019

Lily James and Gillian Anderson in NT Live's All About Eve. Image supplied.
What to watch at the 2020 Fugard Bioscope World Arts Cinema SeasonArticle

The 2020 Bioscope World Arts Cinema Season at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town will feature a whopping 48 titles...

20 Sep 2019

Fugard Theatre's 2020 lineup announced
Fugard Theatre's 2020 lineup announcedArticle

The lineup for the Fugard Theatre's 2020 season, which marks 10 Years and Counting, has been announced. The announcement was made by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's artistic director, Greg Karvellas...

3 Sep 2019

The Old Man & the Sea and the 'contagious' effect at the Fugard
The Old Man & the Sea and the 'contagious' effect at the FugardArticle

Following the adaptation of Paul Gallico's Snow Goose, which played to sold-out houses in April this year, Contagious Theatre is back at the Fugard Studio with the adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's masterpiece The Old Man and the Sea...

Terry Levin 5 Aug 2019

Kinky Boots delivers with camp and heart
Kinky Boots delivers with camp and heartArticle

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's production of Kinky Boots is a fast-paced, stiletto-strutting campy romp with a whole lot of heart at its core and a sweet message at the forefront...

Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2019

John Kani's Kunene and the King is a triumph and a privilege
John Kani's Kunene and the King is a triumph and a privilegeArticle

Following the 2019 premiere at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Kunene and the King opened in Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre on 30 April 2019...

Terry Levin 6 May 2019

The countdown is on for compelling Richard III at Maynardville
The countdown is on for compelling Richard III at MaynardvilleArticle

Rehearsals have started and the countdown is on to the much-anticipated production of Shakespeare's historic dark comic tragedy, Richard III. It will be presented at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg, Cape Town from 7 February-9 March 2019...

10 Jan 2019

Thought-provoking musical Langarm ticks all the right boxes
Thought-provoking musical Langarm ticks all the right boxesArticle

Debbie Hathway reviews Langarm - produced and presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, written and directed by David Kramer, with musical arrangements by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, and choreographed by Grant van Ster...

Debbie Hathway 21 Dec 2018

Fugard Theatre brings Kinky Boots to SA in 2019
Fugard Theatre brings Kinky Boots to SA in 2019Article

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will bring the musical Kinky Boots to South African audiences in 2019...

21 Aug 2018

Open Book Festival announces initial lineup
Open Book Festival announces initial lineupArticle

The Open Book Festival has announced the initial author lineup for its eighth edition. The Open Book Festival will take place at several venues across Cape Town from 5-9 September 2018.

10 Jul 2018

Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to Mecca
Fugard Theatre celebrates Athol Fugard's 85th birthday with The Road to MeccaArticle

As a serial visitor to Nieu Bethesda and the Owl House, I have a more than a subjective interest in The Road to Mecca, the 1984 play by Athol Fugard, currently making its maiden performance at the iconic Cape Town theatre which bears his name.

Terry Levin 9 Apr 2018

Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 150 artists, 40 productions
Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase 150 artists, 40 productionsArticle

The annual Zabalaza Theatre Festival will be held at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town from 10-17 March 2018. This year's festival will feature nearly 150 artists in more than 40 theatre productions and events.

5 Mar 2018

10 noteworthy South African arts festivals
10 noteworthy South African arts festivalsArticle

This guide has rounded up the top 10 arts festivals worth attending this year. So whether you are just looking for the sheer joy of a film festival or looking for an amazing cultural experience, there is something here for you.

27 Feb 2018

2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees announced
2018 Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards nominees announcedArticle

The nominees for the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony, that will take place on Sunday, 18 March 2018 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town.

30 Jan 2018

Shakespeare in Love
Shakespeare in LoveArticle

To borrow from the Bard himself, Shakespeare in Love has all the elements of a comedy of errors...

Nicci Botha 25 Oct 2017

A record number of events at 2017 Open Book Festival
A record number of events at 2017 Open Book FestivalArticle

The full programme of events has been announced for the seventh Open Book Festival which takes place from 6 to 10 September 2017 in various venues in Cape Town.

15 Aug 2017

King Kong - The Musical comes to the Fugard
King Kong - The Musical comes to the FugardArticle

The full cast for the Fugard Theatre's production of King Kong - The Musical has been announced and rehearsals commence Monday, 12 June 2017...

8 Jun 2017

First authors announced for Open Book Festival 2017
First authors announced for Open Book Festival 2017Article

The first authors have been announced for the seventh Open Book Festival and you can have the chance to play a part in it...

6 Jun 2017

2017 Fugard Bioscope screenings
2017 Fugard Bioscope screeningsArticle

Now in its sixth year, the Fugard Bioscope presents its 2017 lineup of screenings of various theatre, opera and ballet productions.

1 Feb 2017

What makes Bad Jews good?
What makes Bad Jews good?Article

Maybe the title of this sitcom style play currently on at Cape Town's Fugard Theatre was meant to be deliberately provocative. Maybe the 33-year-old New York City based playwright Joshua Harmon really thinks the characters in the play he wrote in 2012 are irredeemably badass.

Terry Levin 19 Dec 2016

Upcoming screenings at The Fugard Bioscope
Upcoming screenings at The Fugard BioscopeArticle

The Fugard has announced several screenings set to take place at the Fugard Bioscope during its 2017 Cinema season.

31 Oct 2016

Open Book 2016 programme
Open Book 2016 programmeArticle

The sixth Open Book Festival (7-11 September) has announced its full programme line up. The majority of events will take place in The Fugard Theatre, District Six Homecoming Centre and The Book Lounge...

8 Aug 2016

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to play at the Fugard Theatre Studio
Purcell's Dido and Aeneas to play at the Fugard Theatre StudioArticle

The Cape Consort has announced its first fully staged opera, a production of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (1688), which is scheduled to perform at the Fugard Theatre Studio in June.

11 May 2016

Rocking The City at GrandWest
Rocking The City at GrandWestArticle

Rocking the City, which will be held on Tuesday, 26 April, 2016, at the Grand Arena, GrandWest, Cape Town, will feature: The Rockets, PJ Powers, Nur Abrahams, Garth Taylor, Edith Plaatjies, Morné Holland...

29 Mar 2016

Fleur du Cap winners announced
Fleur du Cap winners announcedArticle

The winners of the 51st annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday evening.

22 Mar 2016

Othello revived for Maynardville's diamond jubilee
Othello revived for Maynardville's diamond jubileeArticle

This summer, the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre celebrates its diamond jubilee.

8 Dec 2015

Yes, we Kenned!
Yes, we Kenned!Article

Every career has its ups and downs, as has been the case for actress and singer, Lynelle Kenned.

Eugene Yiga 29 Sep 2015

Ultimate escapism in West Side Story
Ultimate escapism in West Side StoryArticle

Musical Theatre is gloriously alive and pulsating vibrantly in South Africa with the super sensational and ultra-spectacular West Side Story.

Daniel Dercksen 30 Jul 2015

Woolf at the Fugard - theatre at its best
Woolf at the Fugard - theatre at its bestArticle

You must see the fiery Afrikaans version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Fugard Theatre. This is what consummate theatre at its most engaging is all about. It is theatre that you experience and drama you feel.

Daniel Dercksen 29 Jul 2015

A musical adaption of Heart of Redness at Fugard
A musical adaption of Heart of Redness at FugardArticle

Cape Town Opera and Magnet Theatre will present a musical adaption of the Heart of Redness by Zakes Mda on stage at the Fugard...

20 Jul 2015

Event cinema: bringing global theatre to local screens
Event cinema: bringing global theatre to local screensArticle

You no longer have to fork over enough for a hefty return air ticket to absorb the best of British theatre - all you need is popcorn and a seat at your nearest Cinema Nouveau...

Leigh Andrews 7 Apr 2015

Earliest surviving English opera to play at the Fugard
Earliest surviving English opera to play at the FugardArticle

The Cape Consort is to return to the Fugard Studio in October with Part Four of its Monteverdi Project to present the earliest surviving English opera: John Blow's Venus and Adonis.

29 Sep 2014

Rock around the clock
Rock around the clockArticle

Earlier this week, the local staging of The Rocky Horror Show celebrated its 300th performance. Matthew Wild, director of the hit musical, chats about the runaway success.

Eugene Yiga 4 Sep 2014

Zebra & Giraffe support new album with national tour
Zebra & Giraffe support new album with national tourArticle

Zebra & Giraffe will be embarking on a national tour in September and October 2014 to introduce their new album: "Knuckles". The first single from the album, I've Been Bad, was released earlier this month.

27 Aug 2014

Talks4Success to ignite Capetonians
Talks4Success to ignite CapetoniansArticle

Following the launch of the Talks4Success hosted by Nedbank at The Alex Theatre in Braamfontein in May 2014, the second instalment is set to invade the Mother City tonight, 29 July at The Fugard Theatre, after rocking Jozi during an evening filled to capacity with young adults who were hungry and eager to claim their true north.

29 Jul 2014

The Rocky Horror Show to return to Cape Town
The Rocky Horror Show to return to Cape TownArticle

The Fugard Theatre's The Rocky Horror Show is returning to Cape Town and top stage, film and TV star Terence Bridgett will be starring as the quirky Narrator for the first three weeks of the return season. Richard O'Brien's iconic smash hit rock musical will be returning to the Fugard Theatre from 22 July to 2 November, 2014.

29 May 2014

Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners announced
Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards winners announcedArticle

The 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were held recently at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town.

24 Mar 2014

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