FERGUS OF GALLOWAY to Play Rosebank Theatre
For the first time outside of Scotland, the acclaimed musical FERGUS OF GALLOWAY will be performed at The Rosebank Theatre in Cape Town. Written by beloved author Alexander McCall Smith and composed by master of choral work, Tom Cunningham, this is a show not to be missed.
Created from an epic poem of knights and maidens, FERGUS OF GALLOWAY is set in the time of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Multi-award winning playwright Nicholas Ellenbogen has reworked the choral musical piece, drawing from blues, reggae and folk rock influences. He has rearranged this classic tale for a modern audience.
FERGUS OF GALLOWAY is directed by David Scales and Nicholas Ellenbogen, who has worked both in Africa and abroad with the operatic works of McCall-Smith and Cunningham, including the magical OKAVANGO MACBETH opera, which was staged at Artscape last year.
The show showcases bright young talent in its cast, with Fleur du Cap nominee Daniel Richards starring as the legendary hero, Fergus. The comic genius of Sne Dladla holds nothing back when he dons the physicality of dwarves and lords, while also showing off his booming voice. The beautiful maiden, Gallien the Queen, is played by the graceful Jessica Munna, who woos with her angelic voice, while Jonathan Tait steps up as the bearded minstrel director and, wielding his acoustic axe, plays the Black Knight.
With only five weeks of performances scheduled, don't miss this, the first of Alexander McCall Smith's works at the Rosebank Theatre. Performances take place at 8pm from Wednesdays to Saturdays, with a 3pm matinee on Saturdays for pensioners, until 28 June 2014. Tickets, ranging in price from R60 - R100, are available through Webtickets or on 074 101 5066. The Rosebank Theatre is located at 16 Alma Road in Rosebank, Cape Town. Please note that Alma Road is split by a train track, and that the theatre is on the Liesbeeck Park side of the tracks.