David Fick

Born and bred in South Africa, David has loved theatre since the day he set foot on stage in his preschool nativity play. He graduated with a Master of Arts (Theatre and Performance) degree from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. An ardent essayist, David won the Keswick Prize for Lucidity for his paper "Homosexual Representation in the Broadway Musical: the development of homosexual identities and relationships from PATIENCE to RENT". Currently, he teaches Dramatic Arts at a high school in Cape Town and also freelances as a theatremaker and performer.
MOST POPULAR ARTICLES
LAST 30 DAYS

BWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre FansBWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre Fans
Posted: Apr. 7, 2014


BWW Reviews: Folksy and Nostalgic OOM SCHALK: FROM THE HEART Brings the Groot Marico to Life Once MoreBWW Reviews: Folksy and Nostalgic OOM SCHALK: FROM THE HEART Brings the Groot Marico to Life Once More
Posted: Mar. 29, 2014


BWW Reviews: Great Story and Performances UNDERMINED as Style Trumps Substance in New South African PlayBWW Reviews: Great Story and Performances UNDERMINED as Style Trumps Substance in New South African Play
Posted: Apr. 11, 2014


LAST 365 DAYS

2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays
Posted: Dec. 27, 2013


BWW Reviews: Disappointing Adaptation of THE SNOW GOOSE Needs a RethinkBWW Reviews: Disappointing Adaptation of THE SNOW GOOSE Needs a Rethink
Posted: Jul. 6, 2013


BWW Reviews: The Fugard's ROCKY HORROR SHOW an Astounding ExperienceBWW Reviews: The Fugard's ROCKY HORROR SHOW an Astounding Experience
Posted: Jul. 25, 2013


BWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the WombBWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the Womb
Posted: Oct. 6, 2013


BWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous ExperienceBWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous Experience
Posted: Nov. 20, 2013


BWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical ExperienceBWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical Experience
Posted: Feb. 28, 2014


BWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards NominationsBWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominations
Posted: Mar. 1, 2014


BWW Interviews: BWW Interviews: "BETWEEN Boy" Oskar Brown is Back in Town!
April 18, 2014

It's been about almost two years since we last caught up with Oskar Brown and we thought it might be time to see what he has been up to!
BWW Reviews: Great Story and Performances UNDERMINED as Style Trumps Substance in New South African PlayBWW Reviews: Great Story and Performances UNDERMINED as Style Trumps Substance in New South African Play
April 11, 2014

It is the right time and place for plays about the mining industry, but style triumphs over and substance in Here Manje and KBT's UNDERMINED.
BWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre FansBWW CD Reviews: South African BLOOD BROTHERS a Fascinating Listening Experience for Musical Theatre Fans
April 7, 2014

The cast album of BLOOD BROTHERS offers an interesting listening experience to fans of the show and musical theatre enthusiasts - and the fact that it exists at all is to be commended and valued.
BWW Reviews: Folksy and Nostalgic OOM SCHALK: FROM THE HEART Brings the Groot Marico to Life Once MoreBWW Reviews: Folksy and Nostalgic OOM SCHALK: FROM THE HEART Brings the Groot Marico to Life Once More
March 29, 2014

OOM SCHALK: FROM THE HEART makes for an easy and relaxing evening at the theatre.
BWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards NominationsBWW Blog: Reactions to the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominations
March 1, 2014

The Fleur du Cap nominations were announced this week. Having taken a few days to consider who was nominated, here are some thoughts about each of the categories.
BWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical ExperienceBWW Reviews: Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT a Rare, Perfect Theatrical Experience
February 28, 2014

Provocative, intelligent and cathartic, A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is the kind of play that every South African should see.
BWW Reviews: Bartlett Brings DEATH OF A COLONIALIST to Vivid Life at the BaxterBWW Reviews: Bartlett Brings DEATH OF A COLONIALIST to Vivid Life at the Baxter
February 12, 2014

DEATH OF COLONIALIST is a good play with a stellar central performance from Jamie Bartlett. But is the next 'great' South African play?
2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Dance and Physical Theatre2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Dance and Physical Theatre
December 31, 2013

A look at the dance and physical theatre productions that have been staged in South Africa in 2013.
2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret
December 31, 2013

A look at some of the musical theatre, opera and cabaret productions in South Africa in 2013.
2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Comedy, Variety and Storytelling2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Comedy, Variety and Storytelling
December 31, 2013

The penultimate column in BroadwayWorld's South African Theatre Retrospective series takes a look at some of the stand-up comedy, variety shows and storytelling performances that have been produced on stage in 2013.
2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: South African Revivals and Productions of International Plays2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: South African Revivals and Productions of International Plays
December 30, 2013

This retrospective focuses on revivals of classic South African plays and local productions the work of international playwrights.
2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: New South African Plays
December 27, 2013

With the end of 2013 fast creeping up upon us, it is time to look at some of the productions that appeared on stage in South Africa during the past 12 months. Today's column focuses on original South African theatre.
BWW Reviews: Rabinowitz Offers an Enjoyable Night Out in STAND UP at the BaxterBWW Reviews: Rabinowitz Offers an Enjoyable Night Out in STAND UP at the Baxter
December 16, 2013

At its best, STAND UP is very entertaining stand-up comedy. However, there are times where the pace of the show lags a little, although these moments certainly might work itself out during the run.
BWW Reviews: Cape Dance Company's CADENCE the Local Dance Highlight of the YearBWW Reviews: Cape Dance Company's CADENCE the Local Dance Highlight of the Year
December 4, 2013

The Cape Dance Company (CDC) has grown into one of South Africa's top contemporary dance companies. Working from a neo-classical foundation, the company has a reputation for presenting polished work of an excellent technical standard.
BWW Reviews: Piekaan Delivers a Star-making Performance in WRONGLY ACCUSEDBWW Reviews: Piekaan Delivers a Star-making Performance in WRONGLY ACCUSED
November 23, 2013

WRONGLY ACCUSED is back in Cape Town for a run over the festive season in the intimate Masambe Theatre at the Baxter. Waseef Piekaan brings WRONGLY ACCUSED to life vividly: it is a star-making performance.
BWW Reviews: Emmy Nominated Gola Proves He is Ahead of the Pack in LOYISO GOLA LIVEBWW Reviews: Emmy Nominated Gola Proves He is Ahead of the Pack in LOYISO GOLA LIVE
November 22, 2013

Come Monday night, Loyiso Gola may well be an Emmy Award winner, which will be evidence for some of just how far ahead of the pack Gola is in his field. Being in the midst of a crowd doubled over with laughter was proof enough for me.
BWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous ExperienceBWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous Experience
November 20, 2013

It has been 20 years since Andew Lloyd Webber, Don Black and Christopher Hampton's SUNSET BOULEVARD made its West End premiere. Fast forward to 2013, and South Africa finally has a production of SUNSET BOULEVARD to call its own.
BWW Reviews: Must-see THE VIEW a Thrilling and Evocative ExperienceBWW Reviews: Must-see THE VIEW a Thrilling and Evocative Experience
November 2, 2013

With a solid foundation in Rademeyer's writing and tour de force performances from Gabriel and Lombard, THE VIEW is a must-see, a thrilling and evocative emotional experience that reminds us of the power of our humanity and just how powerful the consequences can be when we forget it.
BWW Reviews: Resplendent Steyn the Highlight of Abrahamse & Meyer's THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMOREBWW Reviews: Resplendent Steyn the Highlight of Abrahamse & Meyer's THE MILK TRAIN DOESN'T STOP HERE ANYMORE
October 13, 2013

Being able to see a production of this rarely produced Tennessee Williams drama is reason enough to make the trip to the theatre, all the more so with the resplendent Jennifer Steyn taking centre stage.
BWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the WombBWW Reviews: Half-baked BLOOD BROTHERS Adaptation Needs More Time in the Womb
October 6, 2013

The reality of what has been achieved in this adaptation belies the potential that this version of BLOOD BROTHERS held in its conception. While there are some moments that work beautifully, there are many where the shaky ideological foundation upon which this production is built calls the entire exercise into question.


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