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.
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BWW Reviews: Vibrant Actresses Bring EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Life at the BaxterBWW Reviews: Vibrant Actresses Bring EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Life
Posted: Aug. 12, 2014


BWW Review: Darkroom Contemporary's BLUEPRINT Offers Alternative Dance for Alternative AudiencesBWW Review: Darkroom Contemporary's BLUEPRINT Offers Alternative Dance for Alternative Audiences
Posted: Jul. 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is Deeply Poignant Must-See TheatreBWW Reviews: OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is Deeply Poignant Must-See Theatre
Posted: Aug. 4, 2014


BWW Reviews: Light, Fluffy and Camp FRANÇOISE HARDY & BREL, SO ALIVE, SO WELL! Lights Up the RosebankBWW Reviews: Light, Fluffy and Camp FRANÇOISE HARDY & BREL, SO ALIVE, SO WELL!
Posted: Aug. 3, 2014


BWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper InterrogationBWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper Interrogation
Posted: Jul. 27, 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: 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: 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 Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous ExperienceBWW Reviews: Smaller SUNSET BOULEVARD Still a Sumptuous Experience
Posted: Nov. 20, 2013


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


2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret2013 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre, Opera and Cabaret
Posted: Dec. 31, 2013


BWW Reviews: Vibrant Actresses Bring EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Life at the BaxterBWW Reviews: Vibrant Actresses Bring EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Life at the Baxter
August 12, 2014

EMOTIONAL CREATURE is a piece of theatre that is incredibly well-tailored for its target audience of teenage girls, who will love this production should they have the opportunity to visit the Baxter Theatre during its short ten day run.
BWW Reviews: OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is Deeply Poignant Must-See TheatreBWW Reviews: OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is Deeply Poignant Must-See Theatre
August 4, 2014

OSCAR AND THE PINK LADY is structured as a series of letters to God by the play's protagonist, ten-tear-old Oscar. This review is written as a response to this deeply poignant play's structure.
BWW Reviews: Light, Fluffy and Camp FRANÇOISE HARDY & BREL, SO ALIVE, SO WELL! Lights Up the RosebankBWW Reviews: Light, Fluffy and Camp FRANÇOISE HARDY & BREL, SO ALIVE, SO WELL! Lights Up the Rosebank
August 3, 2014

FRANOISE HARDY & BREL, SO ALIVE, SO WELL! locates itself within the tradition of popular entertainment in cabaret, an unassuming compilation of songs made famous by Francoise Hardy and Jacques Brel, threaded together by the slightest suggestion of a narrative concept in which the two meet in a Parisian cabaret club in the early 1960s.
BWW Review: Darkroom Contemporary's BLUEPRINT Offers Alternative Dance for Alternative AudiencesBWW Review: Darkroom Contemporary's BLUEPRINT Offers Alternative Dance for Alternative Audiences
July 30, 2014

BLUEPRINT is the high profile, alternative new dance project by Darkroom Contemporary, a project being presented under the World Design Capital banner at the Cape Town City Hall. Louise Coetzer choreographs a quartet of dances on a sestet of dancers to make up the programme.
BWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper InterrogationBWW Reviews: Complex DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS Needs Deeper Interrogation
July 27, 2014

Eugene O'Neill's DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS is the subject of a new adaptation, with the action transferred from 1840s New England to the Eastern Cape of the 1890s in an attempt to amplify the resonance that O'Neill's classic play has for the South African theatre audiences of today.
BWW Reviews: Chilling and Challenging SLOWLY Stirs the Imagination and Seduces the EmotionsBWW Reviews: Chilling and Challenging SLOWLY Stirs the Imagination and Seduces the Emotions
July 21, 2014

SLOWLY is theatre that pulsates with life and purpose, that demands engagement and which stirs the imagination and the emotions deeply. This uncompromising play is a must-see.
BWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and BurnsBWW Reviews: Instead of Soaring, Jazzart's BHABHA Crashes and Burns
July 20, 2014

Jazzart's latest production, BHABHA, represents a low point for the company, after a downward spiral over the past 18 months. Choreographed by Moeketsi Koena and directed by Jacki Job, the show disappoints on almost every level.
BWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: Dynamic and Disturbing VASLAV Lays Bare Nijinsky's Soul at the Kalk Bay Theatre
July 19, 2014

VASLAV is a dynamic, vigorous and disturbing exploration of Vaslav Nijinsky's mind just prior to his internment in an asylum in Switzerland, based on the diaries he wrote over six weeks before he was committed, on the edge of a complete nervous breakdown.
BWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRDBWW Reviews: Fugard Still a Compelling Presence in THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD
July 18, 2014

The greatest thing about THE SHADOW OF THE HUMMINGBIRD is seeing South African theatre legend, Athol Fugard, back on stage. It is an event that I never thought I would see come to pass in my lifetime; that it happened is something for which I will always be grateful.
BWW Reviews: Resonant FISHERS OF HOPE (TAWARET) a Step in the Right Direction for the BaxterBWW Reviews: Resonant FISHERS OF HOPE (TAWARET) a Step in the Right Direction for the Baxter
July 17, 2014

Acclaimed South African writer-director Lara Foot's new play deals with the specific trials and tribulations of the fishing community of western Kenya, telling a story that holds a great deal of resonance for us here in South Africa, without being drowned out by our own socio-political history and situation.
BWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAFBWW Reviews: Evocative SALT Lingers After the Lights Dim at the NAF
July 10, 2014

SALT is an incredibly satisfying theatrical experience, the emergence of a new voice within the South African theatre landscape.
BWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van WykBWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van Wyk
July 9, 2014

Steven van Wyk and Underground Dance are back at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown with a new dance piece, BOK.
BWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts FestivalBWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts Festival
July 8, 2014

Protest theatre should burn fiercely in the darkness that surrounds it; RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS only flickers enough for us to make out what we have already seen.
BWW Reviews: WRETCHED an Engaging Tightrope Walk between the Whimsical and Macabre at the NAFBWW Reviews: WRETCHED an Engaging Tightrope Walk between the Whimsical and Macabre at the NAF
July 7, 2014

WRETCHED leaves the audience knowing that hearts bleed and the power lies within us to shift our heart-spaces. The secret it shares about life in its last moments is one worth being reminded of.
BWW Interviews: Steven van Wyk on Making Broadway Songs 'BEARABLE' at the National Arts Festival this JulyBWW Interviews: Steven van Wyk on Making Broadway Songs 'BEARABLE' at the National Arts Festival this July
June 30, 2014

In between preparations for the National Arts Festival, BWW sat down with Steven van Wyk to chat about the musical theatre comedy cabaret, BEARABLE BROADWAY.
BWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the RosebankBWW Reviews: Rambunctious FERGUS OF GALLOWAY Musical Takes the Stage at the Rosebank
June 2, 2014

FERGUS OF GALLOWAY makes for a great night of new musical theatre, a South African premiere of which the Rosebank can be proud of hosting in its intimate theatrical haven.
BWW Reviews: UNDERSTUDY BLUES Melt Away as Candice van Litsenborgh Takes the StageBWW Reviews: UNDERSTUDY BLUES Melt Away as Candice van Litsenborgh Takes the Stage
May 27, 2014

In this cabaret, Candice van Litsenborgh places centre stage those actors whose work directors love 'so doggone much that (they're) their second choice', singing a selection of 18 songs along the way.
BWW Reviews: LION ON THE PATH a Jolly Night for All at the Rosebank TheatreBWW Reviews: LION ON THE PATH a Jolly Night for All at the Rosebank Theatre
May 17, 2014

Nine students from the University of Cape Town's Drama Department take on the time-honoured task of storytelling, providing an hour or so of rib-tickling entertainment as they make their way through ten tales from Southern Africa
BWW Reviews: Top Notch Performance Holds PAPERBOY Together at the GallowayBWW Reviews: Top Notch Performance Holds PAPERBOY Together at the Galloway
May 15, 2014

PAPERBOY is a coming of age story in which writer Grant Jacobs delivers a captivating and endearing performance.
BWW Reviews: Kick Back and Relax as Maxwell  and Perold SHOW AND TELL at the Kalk Bay TheatreBWW Reviews: Kick Back and Relax as Maxwell and Perold SHOW AND TELL at the Kalk Bay Theatre
May 11, 2014

SHOW AND TELL pairs the glamorous Michele Maxwell with the urbane Roland Perold in this intimate musical revue.


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