24 Mar the Drama King speaks…
The top 5 Cape Town theatre attractions for the next week…
5. Love at First Fight
The award-winning Follow Spot Productions brings you ‘Love at First Fight’ a rollercoaster ride through the trials, tribulations and titillations of relationships.
Showing Wednesdays – Saturdays, 23 March – 9 April at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Tickets: R90. Shows are at 8.30pm. Book: 073 220 5430.
4. Broken Glass
Sir Antony Sher stars with Susan Danford, Stephen Jennings, Claire Berlein, Anthea Thompson and Patrick Lyster in Arthur Miller’s internationally acclaimed and hauntingly moving ‘Broken Glass’, directed by Janice Honeyman.
Showing 22 March – 16 April at the The Fugard. Tickets: R120 – R180. Shows start at 7.30pm/3pm. Book: Computicket.
Laurence Olivier award-winning production, ‘Blackbird’, which has subsequently been nominated for two Fleur du Cap Awards this year hits the Golden Arrow Studio stage at the Baxter. The play dissects the social taboo of pedophilia, but also transcends that subject, finding universality in extreme circumstances.
Showing 22 March – 9 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre Tickets: R100. Shows start at 8.15pm. Book: Computicket.
Comedian, Siv Ngesi, stars in ‘Dekaf’, which was the winner of the Golden Ovation Award for Comedy at the National Arts Festival 2010. Dekaf is a black, white comedy … about blacks who think like whites … told by a black guy … who sounds white.
Showing 21 March – 2 April at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R75. Shows start at 8pm. Book: Computicket.
..and for the Number 1 must see this week…
1. Cracks Only
The hilarious Cracks are back on stage for their regular one-night-only, last-Friday-of-the-month show. All new stand-up material, film sketches, and this time round, they’re playing improv games with the Theatresports team. The Cracks are made up of award-winning writer, Marianne Thamm; comedians, Anne Hirsch and Shimmy Isaacs, as well as actress, Anthea Thompson. They’ll have you rolling in your seat with laughter.
Showing 25 March at the Baxter Theatre Centre. Tickets: R100. Shows start at 9.30pm. Book: Computicket.
the Drama King reports back on the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
This passed Sunday, 20 March, I was privileged enough to attend the 46th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at the Artscape Theatre. For those of you who are unsure what the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards are (or the “‘Caps” as the in-crowd refer to them); they are the South African equivalent of the Tony Awards in the USA; however, they are limited to Cape Town only. The evening saw all the big stars in South African theatre, as well as local celebrities gracing the red carpet.
The ‘Caps were hosted by funny man, Alan Committie, who had us rolling in our seats. The wine was divine; the canapes, delicious; and the dessert, was as usual, the biggest highlight of the evening. The Best Actor Award went to Warricke Grier (‘Blackbird’), Best Actress Award to Robyn Scott (‘London Road’), and Best Director Malcolm Purkey (‘Girl In The Yellow Dress’).
All in all, the evening was absolutely stunning, and I loved every moment of it. I did have a few reservations here and there, but in total, it was a great evening out. I will be posting all the awards-speeches and my full review up on my blog within the next week.
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