Saturday, 16 June 2018

Coming to the Fugard



Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is until he finds his muse - Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.

FIVE STARS. "Superlative theatre. A  delight from  start to finish."  The Argus 
"Sit back, laugh and have fun. A wonderful play to watch."  Cape Talk

14 AUGUST - 06 OCTOBER
When a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: WHEN IN DOUBT, SAY DARLING. If you can't remember names, just say darling. If you get lost along the road, simply ask for Darling. Join Pieter-Dirk Uys on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff, when the end of the world seems nigh. But here's a secret: the sun will rise tomorrow, darling.
"Strongly  recommended. When  in  doubt, just  buy  a  ticket."    What’s on  in Jo'burg
"Vlymskerp en eietyds."  Die Burger


07 - 25 AUGUST


SIGNIFICANT OTHER
Fugard Theatre
Runs until Sat 7 July 2018
Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 3pm & 8pm.  16yrs +.  2h 40m including interval

Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction 60+ years. For 10 + people, valid in all seats. Wed - Sat, subject to availability.  YOU SAVE 10% on every seat booked!

Prices
Tue – Thur
 @ 8pm
B – K and AA – DD:  R200
L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB:  R180
SL, SR and CCC:  R170

Sat @ 3pm
B – K and AA – DD:  R220
L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB:  R180
SL, SR and CCC:  R160

Fri & Sat @ 8pm
B – K and AA – DD:  R250
L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB:  R220
SL, SR and CCC:  R190                     

 

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Fugard Theatre
Tue 14 August - Sun 02 September & Tue 11 September - Sat 06 October 2018
Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 3pm & 8pm | Sun @ 3pm.   2h 30m including interval 

Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction. 60+ years. For 10+ people, valid in all seats from 22 Aug (not available during previews)  Tue & Wed @ 8pm and Sun @ 4pm. HALF PRICE.


Prices
Previews 
Tue 14 - Tue 21 Aug
All Performances
Rows B to K, AA to DD:  R280
Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L:  R260
Rows CCC, SL, SR:  R200
Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View):  R150

Season 
Thu 23 August - Sun 02 September & Tue 11 September - Sat 06 October
Tue - Thu @ 8pm
Rows B to K, AA to DD:  R320
Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L:  R280
Rows CCC, SL, SR:  R230

Sat & Sun @ 4pm
Rows B to K, AA to DD:  R320
Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L:  R280
Rows CCC, SL, SR:  R240

Fri & Sat @ 8pm
Rows B to K, AA to DD:  R350
Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L:  R310
Rows CCC, SL, SR:  R280

 

WHEN IN DOUBT, SAY DARLING
Fugard Studio
Tue 07 - Sat 25 August.   
Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm.  PG12. 90m no interval

Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction 60+ years. For 10 + people: Wed - Sat, subject to availability. 10% reduction ... you pay JUST R144pp!

Prices
All seats. 
Tue:  R140
Wed - Sat:  R160

 

Book with me now to ensure great seats! 

Don't hesitate to contact me should you have any queries, or require details on food and beverages offered at the theatre. 
   
See you at #TheFugardTheatre!

Kind Regards
TRACY CAHILL

Cahill Creative PR for The Fugard Theatre
tcahill@webafrica.org.za | +27 (0)21 448 9081

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH returns to Theatre on the Square.


FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH returns to the
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release


Daphne Kuhn and Kizara Kreative present
FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH
written by and starring
Chantal Stanfield
Directed by Megan Furniss

12th – 23rd June

FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH returns to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton for a limited run after a sold out season last year, as well at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. This is the totally bizarre, completely hilarious, absolutely true and moving story of a brown-ish girl from the Cape Flats who gets involved with a Jew-ish boy from Joburg’s East Rand.

Chantal Stanfield shares her mostly accurate personal story of what happened to her as she entered the strange world of Jewish Joburg -  where she has to navigate meeting the boyfriend’s family at her first shabbos; to late-night benching (no, not the gym kind); and the strange and sacred spaces of shandes (scandals) and shul. She wrestles with confusion over her identity and the various labels placed on her while trying to understand Yiddish (oy gevalt!), gefilte fish and decades-old faribels! She deals with the panic of what to wear to a bris (ritual circumcision of a week-old boy baby) and being questioned about her afro hair.

This uniquely South African tale reveals the first-hand experiences of being a Goy (a Yiddish word to describe a non-Jew), and a ‘Coloured’ one at that, in the tight-knit Jewish community of Joburg. Chantal tries to get to grips with a culture and heritage that is so vastly different to her own - but ironically often surprisingly similar. Along the way we meet the omnipresent voice of her mother, her gay best friend and even her first Rabbi!

FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH is an uplifting theatrical treat that embraces diversity with warmth and humour. The production runs from 12th – 23rd June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. There will be 6 performances a week - Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 6pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about dinner show specials and group discounts. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the call centre: 08619158000

Friday, 27 April 2018

Coming to Theatre on the Square

Opening Night Invite - VISITING MISTER GREEN - at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton
Opening Night Invite - VISITING MISTER GREEN - at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton
Press Release
For Immediate Release

Daphne Kuhn presents

Jeff Baron’s international play
VISITING MISTER GREEN

Directed by Alan Swerdlow
Designed by Denis Hutchinson
 with Michael Richard as Mister Green and Roberto Pombo as Ross

Opening NIght Invite
for you and a partner
16 May @ 20:15
RSVP - theatreonthesquare@gmail.com or on 011 883 8606

Performed in 46 countries, in 23 languages, with over 500 productions and countless awards to its credit, VISITING MISTER GREEN is a stage play by American author Jeff Baron. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary since it opened at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with Eli Wallach in the lead role.

A new production of this well-loved and inspirational play will be proudly presented, for the first time in Sandton by Daphne Kuhn from the 15th May till the 10th June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. It will be directed by leading director Alan Swerdlow, designed by award winner Denis Hutchinson and feature a star cast - with Michael Richard in the title role as Mr. Green and Roberto Pombo as Ross.

Eighty-six-year-old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together, develops into drama as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.

"A great piece of theatre" London Sunday Telegraph
“Jeff Baron has crafted a piece that is extraordinarily beautiful" La Nacion (Buenos Aires)
“We are moved by this tightrope game, a beautiful lesson in humanity"  
- Le Télegramme (Paris)
"the play explores family alienation and loneliness, but in an engaging, often humorous way - an audience pleaser”  - Washington Post

The show runs nightly at 8.15 and at 6pm and 8.15 on a Saturday. There will be a Sunday perf0rmance on the 10th June at 3pm.Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. We can also arrange a short Q & A after the show with the cast, should you wish to attend with a school group. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online:www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000

 E N D S

For further media info, interviews and booking enquiries call Daphne Kuhn or
Mika Stefano on 011 883-8606 at the box-office.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Your last chance to catch the "memorable masterpiece" @ Artscape


West Side Story

With the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra 

"It was impressive the first time around, and now it’s even better. The cast make this production next level – they’re all gems, every one of them!" Karen Rutter - Weekend Special

"A triumph. A celebration of song, dance, colour and superb acting that is engaging and compelling and laced with humour." Orielle Berry - Cape Times

"Sensational the second time around. In this mad and fast-moving world appetites change constantly, attention spans narrow and it is easy to dismiss things as old or tired. That said, this fabulous pairing of a sensational Maria and a reliable and gorgeous Tony in a grand-scale production of West Side Story is anything but! Don't muck about - get your tickets now." Siobhan Cassidy - Daily Maverick 
 
Now on at Artscape Opera House playing until Sunday 22 April
Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm | Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
2 hours 20 minutes, incl a 20 minute interval
SENSATIONAL SAVINGS ON GROUP BOOKINGS!
Adults, corporate, scholars, seniors and students 
Contact me now to book or for further information. Tracy Cahill on 021 448 9081 |tcahill@webafrica.org.za

The Road to Mecca @ The Fugard- highly acclaimed

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The Road to Mecca
Sandra Prinsloo   -   Marius Weyers   -   Emily Child
 
Athol Fugard's award-winning, internationally acclaimed play about the enigmatic artist Miss Helen (Martins), who with the help of Koos Malgas, created the extraordinary Owl House in Nieu Bethesda.

"I do not have enough words, or the right words to explain the extraordinariness of Prinsloo's  embodiment of this strange and complicated woman."  Megan Furniss - Weekend Special 

"The cast reads like the guest list of an intimate dinner party gathering of South Africa’s acting elite. Saul Radomsky's set design is outstanding and provides the ideal backdrop for these three master actors to play out a story that still resonates 30-odd years after Fugard wrote it."  Briony Chisholm - Whatsonincapetown

"Ultimately this woman makes the only decision she can if staying true to herself and the radiance emanating from it sends the audience home in high good humour."  Beverley Brommert - Cape Argus

A brief, unhappy marriage; the devastating death of her mother in 1941 and the death in 1945 of her father, with whom she had a troubled relationship, left Helen Martins alone in the house in the dusty Karoo. She realised how dull and grey her life had become and resolved to bring light and colour into her world, starting with crushed glass on the walls of the house that reflected the light of the numerous candles she lit at night, to the horde of real and fantastical creatures that she created in the garden, all facing East to her personal Mecca.. The Owl House is now a National Monument.

Now on at The Fugard Theatre playing until Saturday 12 May.
Tuesday - Friday @ 8pm | Saturday @ 4pm & 8pm.  2 hours 20 minutes, incl a 20 minute interval

FANTASTIC SAVINGS ON GROUP BOOKINGS!
Adults, corporate, scholars, seniors and students
 
Contact me now to book or for further information. Tracy Cahill on 021 448 9081 |tcahill@webafrica.org.za

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Theatre on the Bay closed for renovations end April 2018


There's just weeks to go, as one show closes and the others open.

 Don't miss out on these
 THREE amazing shows.
            Group discounts, Seniors & Scholars, Charities & Fundraisers                              
 Special offers are still available​

Bookings are moving fast throughout, so don’t delay……​

Call Mike de Beer on 021 438 3301 Ext: 19 / mike@theatreonthebay.co.za 
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FATAL  ATTRACTION
Based on the 1987 Paramount Pictures Film

Directed by PAULA  BANGELS
Starring ASHLEY  DOWDS

Theatre on the Bay ENDS  07 April

‘A slickly staged, sleekly designed thriller.’
Daily Telegraph

‘Fans of psychological suspense will thrill to this show.’ Daily Mail
 

Happily married New York lawyer, Dan Gallagher, played by Ashley Dowds (Scandal, Generations, Binnerlanders, Old Boys, Mousetrap, Japes and Blue/Orange), has a two-night stand with a book editor, Alex Forrest, while his wife is away in the country.

Actions have consequences since Alex turns out to be a determined woman who is not to be lightly discarded.

In the end, desperate Dan is stalked and haunted by the tenacious Alex so that his marriage, his job, his car and even his daughter's rabbit are not safe from her attentions.

Where the film depicted Alex as a mad harridan whose hairstyle alone should have set alarm bells ringing, Dearden's play lays more stress on Dan's culpability.

After first meeting Alex, he talks of "that sense of exhilaration when the hunter closes in on his prey". He goes on to describe his bout of weekend sex as a "minor indiscretion" and his chum, Jimmy, seeks to justify male infidelity by saying:

"We're programmed that way – we can't help ourselves."

A film that was at least a brutally effective psychological thriller has become a modern morality-play that simply confirms the dismal truth of Arthur Hugh Clough's poetic couplet: "Do not adultery commit, Advantage rarely comes of it."

Duration is 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval.
Tickets from R120 – R200  :  PG 16

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LENNY
STEVE
ANDREW and Me

JONATHAN ROXMOUTH
Sings the music and lyrics of
Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim &
Ander Lloyd Webber

TUESDAY 10 – 21 APRIL 2018

 

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Theatre on The Bay CLOSES FOR RENOVATIONS
From end APRIL until SEPTEMBER 2018
ALL updated future production information will be forwarded within the coming months
once renovations are near completion and all other details are finalised

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Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group present
 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of
 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music by Richard Rodgers
 Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
 Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse


Cape Town - ARTSCAPE Opera
6 May 2018 – 27 May 2018
 

The Sound of Music contains arguably the best-loved songs of all time – Andrew Lloyd Webber

This lavish production, presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien, David Ian and The Really Useful Group, tells the story of the Von Trapp family’s flight across the mountains from Austria, with its unforgettable score that includes some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favourite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”. Featuring an all-star South African cast back from their international tour, The Sound of Music is a must-see on the 2018 theatrical calendar!

 With words and music by the legendary Rogers and Hammerstein (Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I), The Sound of Music originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards - including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation.  The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.

 Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”. This production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical opened to rave reviews and sell-out business at the Wales Millennium Centre in July 2009, following a record-breaking 954 performances at the London Palladium where it was seen by well over 2 million people. The role of Maria was cast following a hugely popular 2006 BBC reality television show called “How do You Solve a Problem like Maria?”. The 2014 South African production was a huge box office smash and garnered a flood of rave reviews from the local media:

A MUST SEE! Magical and AMAZING!” Artslink.co.za

“A TRIUMPH! A GREAT production!” The Citizen
         
“ASEMROWENDE!” Beeld
         
“This musical is definitely one of my FAVOURITE things! An EXCELLENT production that will enchant yet another generation!” Saturday STAR
         
“GLORIOUS production! An international family favourite! A nostalgia trip that you’ll never want to end. Cast and orchestra are SUPERB!” Business Day
         
The 2018 production will star Andre Schwartz as Captain von Trapp and Carmen Pretoriusas Maria.

The hills will certainly be alive once again with the Sound of Music in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2018. Bookings are now open at Computicket. Performance details as follows:
         
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
 

  Cape Town - ARTSCAPE Opera
6 May 2018 – 27 May 2018