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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LAST 30 DAYS

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
Posted: Jul. 7, 2014


BWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van WykBWW Interviews: Bucking Dance Trends with BOK and Steven van Wyk
Posted: Jul. 9, 2014


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
Posted: Jun. 30, 2014


BWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies at the National Arts FestivalBWW Reviews: RETURN OF THE ANCESTORS Falters Rather than Flies
Posted: Jul. 8, 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: 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: 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


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.
BWW Reviews: Double the Laughs in UCT Drama's DIE BUFFEL / THE OPEN COUPLE Double BillBWW Reviews: Double the Laughs in UCT Drama's DIE BUFFEL / THE OPEN COUPLE Double Bill
May 7, 2014

Watching DIE BUFFEL and THE OPEN COUPLE is an audience friendly experience of watching a television sit-com on stage, followed by a deconstructed sit-com.
BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?BWW Blog: Live Television Musicals for South African TV?
April 30, 2014

Four options for the four public access TV stations in South Africa. A great way to smarten up local television, don't you think?
BWW Reviews: One Small Step for MACBETH, One Huge Leap for Opera in AfricaBWW Reviews: One Small Step for MACBETH, One Huge Leap for Opera in Africa
April 28, 2014

In MACBETH, Brett Bailey gives us Shakespeare by way of Giuseppe Verdi's opera, filtered through Third World Bunfight's trademark post-colonialist, avant-garde manifesto.
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?


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