David Fick

David Fick Born and bred in South Africa, David is an award-winning arts journalist who 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.


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BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTSBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTS
Posted: Jun. 2, 2017


BWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The FugardBWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard
Posted: Jun. 7, 2017


Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and PressFleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and Press
Posted: May. 30, 2017


BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera ConradBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera Conrad
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-SmithBWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-Smith
Posted: Jun. 23, 2017


BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCEBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCE
Posted: Jun. 16, 2017


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BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier TimesBWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
Posted: Apr. 29, 2017


BWW Review: Steyn, Hopkins and Rebelo Riveting in Howard Barker's Fascinating SCENES FROM AN EXECUTIONBWW Review: SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
Posted: Apr. 10, 2017


BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre AwardsBWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
Posted: Mar. 20, 2017


BWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and CompassionBWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and Compassion
Posted: Mar. 28, 2017


Startling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre CentreStartling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre
Posted: Jul. 18, 2016


BWW Review: Beautifully profound, HEMELRUIM is a Soul-stirring Journey through the Heavens and HumanityBWW Review: Beautifully profound, HEMELRUIM is a Soul-stirring Journey through the Heavens and Humanity
Posted: May. 1, 2017


BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Translation at #NAF16 Shifts the Boundaries for South African Musical TheatreBWW Reviews: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Translation at #NAF16 Shifts the Boundaries for SA Musicals
Posted: Jul. 2, 2016


BWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-SmithBWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-Smith
June 23, 2017

Audiences in the Mother City may recognise Charmaine Weir-Smith from BINNELANDERS or ISIDINGO, but this award-winning actress, writer and director has tread the boards in many a production, including the current season of SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCEBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCE
June 16, 2017

Dara Beth, who is currently on stage in JUST A SONG AND DANCE at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre before taking the show to the National Arts Festival next month. She shares her thoughts about the show, South African theatre and her local theatre heroes in this week's edition of BroadwayWorld South Africa's Five on Friday.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera ConradBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera Conrad
June 9, 2017

In this week's Five on Friday, BroadwayWorld South Africa chats to THE FALL's Ameera Conrad about what the show means to her, the highlights of her career and the current state of South African theatre.

BWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The FugardBWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard
June 7, 2017

People often forget is that hubris walks hand-in-hand with nemesis, and Louis Viljoen shines a spotlight on this particularly damning walk of shame in his latest play, THE EULOGISTS, which features a top-notch performance by Emily Child.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTSBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTS
June 2, 2017

Kiroshan Naidoo, who is currently appearing in THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard, took some time out to talk to BroadwayWorld South Africa about the show and the South African theatre scene in this week's Five on Friday.

Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and PressFleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and Press
May 30, 2017

The chair of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards panel held three sessions in Cape Town yesterday outlining the scope, rules and processes of the awards programme that takes place on an annual basis in the Mother City and its surrounds. The aim was to make the awards process more accessible to theatre-makers, performer and the press.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca LakeyBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey
May 26, 2017

Grade 12 Dramatic Arts pupil, Bianca Lakey, is one of many young people who has visited ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town over the past week. See shares her thoughts about this festival, which focuses on theatre for young people, as well as considering South African theatre on a wider scale.

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca FlandersBWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders
May 12, 2017

NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders took some time to answer some questions about the show, her career and the South African theatre scene in BroadwayWorld South Africa's weekly Five on Friday feature.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD's Lebogang MphahleleBWW Interview: Five on Friday with KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD's Lebogang Mphahlele
May 5, 2017

Lebogang Mphahlele has carved out a career for himself in the entertainment industry by performing in theatre productions and on television. His current project KASI STORIES: STORIES NOT OFTEN TOLD represents his first foray into writing an original play, working alongside Benjamin Bell and Thulani Mtsweni to devise the piece.

BWW Review: Beautifully profound, HEMELRUIM is a Soul-stirring Journey through the Heavens and HumanityBWW Review: Beautifully profound, HEMELRUIM is a Soul-stirring Journey through the Heavens and Humanity
May 1, 2017

HEMELRUIM is a deeply personal and moving piece of theatre. The Afrikaans translation of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, created through the theatrical mastery of Nico Scheepers, is performed by Tinarie van Wyk Loots and Paul du Toit.

BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier TimesBWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
April 29, 2017

The Fugard's first new musical production of 2017 puts FUNNY GIRL on South African stages, and the results are delightful - with a powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice, the stage, radio and film personality around whom everyone and everything in the show revolves.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Sive GubangxaBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Sive Gubangxa
April 28, 2017

Sive Gubangxa, is a South African actor on the way up. Currently performing in THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, which is finishing up its Johannesburg season before a Cape Town transfer, she found time to answer some questions about the production, its director, Alan Committie, and theatre in South Africa.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola AntamuBWW Interview: Five on Friday with BLACK & WHITE's Thola Antamu
April 21, 2017

Thola Antamu is a theatre-maker and performer, as well as a fearless blogger. Currently preparing for her performance in BLACK & WHITE at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective, she found time to answer some questions about the production and her views of theatre in South Africa.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE's Nondumiso Lwazi MsimangaBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE's Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga
April 14, 2017

Although she is a successful writer, theatre-maker, academic and lecturer, Nondumiso Lwazi Msimanga's work as a gender activist is arguably the defining feature of her work. Her current project, THE LOVE OF THE NIGHTINGALE, opened at the POPArt Performing Arts Centre last night.

BWW Review: Steyn, Hopkins and Rebelo Riveting in Howard Barker's Fascinating SCENES FROM AN EXECUTIONBWW Review: Steyn, Hopkins and Rebelo Riveting in Howard Barker's Fascinating SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
April 10, 2017

Although it is about the process of creating art, SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION will appeal to audiences wider that those with direct links to the arts. We all love a good intrigue, and we all love a good behind-the-scenes expose.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THREE'S A CROWD's Fatima DikeBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THREE'S A CROWD's Fatima Dike
April 7, 2017

Theatre legend Fatima Dike styles herself as a playwright, director, teacher and mentor. Her latest directorial work, the staging of Pfarelo Nekamonde's THREE'S A CROWD at the Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture Centre, is currently on the boards. Dike found time during rehearsals to answer some questions about the production and the vibrant cultural scene in Langa.

Photo Coverage: THREE'S A CROWD in Rehearsal for Guga S'Thebe RunPhoto Coverage: THREE'S A CROWD in Rehearsal for Guga S'Thebe Run
April 3, 2017

Only a few days remain until the opening ofTHREE'S A CROWD, a brand new play byPfarelo Nekamonde. Take a look at the show in rehearsal in photographs of the Fatima Dike directed production.

BWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and CompassionBWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and Compassion
March 28, 2017

There is an almost overwhelming sense of humanity in Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT, which is currently enjoying a week-long season at the Alexander Bar's cosy Upstairs Theatre. David Fick reviews the show, which he says is proof that theatre can heal what many other things cannot.

BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre AwardsBWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
March 20, 2017

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs.



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