Fleur du Cap Theatre Award Nominees Announced

Fleur du Cap Theatre Award Nominees Announced

The nominees have been announced for the prestigious 48th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards that will take place at a glamorous function on Sunday 17th March at 6pm at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards is the premier event of its kind in South Africa. For more than four decades, the awards have been given to outstanding individuals for theatre excellence, specifically focusing on professional theatre productions staged in the Cape Town Metropole and surrounds, over the period of one calendar year. Each award carries a R15 000 cash prize as well as a silver medallion, making it one of the most coveted theatre awards in the industry.

Awards are given in 21 different categories and the judges for the 2012 productions were Africa Melane, Coreen Lloyd, Denise Bester, Dr Beverley Brommert, Dr Gabriel Bothma, Gillian Mitchell, Herman van der Westhuizen, Jill Makram, Len Ashton, Mariana Malan, Marina Griebenow, Peter Tromp, Rone Arendse and Wayne Muller. All voting processes are audited and are overseen by the legal firm Cluver Markotter Inc. The nominees in the various categories are as follows:

1. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR / BESTE VERTOLKING DEUR 'N AKTEUR
Bongile Mantsai for Mies Julie as John
Elton Landrew for Boesman & Lena as Boesman
Gideon Lombard for The View as Young Man
Jeremy Crutchley for Sacred Elephant as Everyman
2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS / BESTE VERTOLKING DEUR 'N AKTRISE
AnThea Thompson for Kingdom of Earth as Myrtle
Bo Petersen for Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act as Frieda Joubert
Hilda Cronjé for Mies Julie as Julie
Quanita Adams for Boesman & Lena as Lena
3. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / BESTE ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTEUR
Adam Neill for Champ as Waldo
David Dennis for A Midsummer Night's Dream as Nick Bottom/Pyramus
Gideon Lombard for Special Thanks to Guests from Afar as Markus Weitig
Mbulelo Grootboom for Just Business as Mabuso
4. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS / BESTE ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTRISE
Ella Gabriel for The View as Various Characters
Emily Child for King Lear (This Time it Hurts) as Regan
Jennie Reznek for Autopsy as Madam Shu and Others
Thoko Ntshinga for Mies Julie as Christine
5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR 'N AKTEUR IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF 'N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
Danny Butler for Kat and the Kings as Kat Diamond
Dean Balie for Kat and the Kings as Young Kat Diamond
Jonathan Roxmouth for Topsy Turvy as Various Characters
Sasha Halhuber for Cabaret as Emcee
6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR 'N AKTRISE IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF 'N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
Aviva Pelham for Santa's Story as Various Characters
Kate Normington for Menopause the Musical as Soap Star
Samantha Peo for Cabaret as Sally Bowles
Sivan Raphaely for From the Mouths of Babes as Herself
7. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR 'N ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTEUR IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF 'N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
Carlo Daniels for Kat and the Kings as Ballie
Grant Peres for Kat and the Kings as Bingo
Peter Court for Cabaret as Herr Schultz
Zakariyah Toerien for Kat and the Kings as Magoo
8. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN MUSIC THEATRE AND/OR A MUSICAL/ BESTE SPEL DEUR 'N ONDERSTEUNENDE AKTRISE IN MUSIEKTEATER EN/OF 'N MUSIEKBLYSPEL
Amy Trout for Kat and the Kings as Lucy Dixon
ChaRon Williams-Ros for Cabaret as Fräulein Schneider
Kate Normington for Cabaret as Fräulein Kost
Londiwe Dhlomo for Cabaret as Texas
9. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A CABARET/REVUE/ONE PERSON SHOW/ BESTE SPEL IN 'N KABARET/REVUE/SOLOVERTONING
Daneel van der Walt for Big Girl as Big Girl
James Cuningham for Sunday Morning as Mat
Jeremy Crutchley for Sacred Elephant as Everyman
Lynita Crofford for An Audience with Miss Hobhouse as Emily Hobhouse and Others
10. MOST PROMISING STUDENT AWARD / MEES BELOWENDE STUDENT TOEKENNING
Ella Gabriel (UCT)
Roelof Storm (UCT)
Chrisma Van Zyl (University Stellenbosch)
Stefan Erasmus (UCT)
11. BEST DIRECTOR / BESTE REGISSEUR
James Ngcobo for Boesman & Lena
Mandla Mbothwe for Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi
Matthew Wild for The Comedy of Errors
Yael Farber for Mies Julie
12. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN / BESTE BELIGTINGSONTWERP
Faheem Bardien for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Kobus Rossouw for The Comedy of Errors
Patrick Curtis for Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi
Paul Abrams for Mies Julie
13. BEST SET DESIGN / BESTE STELONTWERP
Fred Abrahamse for Kingdom of Earth
Leopold Senekal for Did We Dance: The Sinking of the SS Mendi
Patrick Curtis for Doodsnikke
Patrick Curtis for Mies Julie
14. BEST COSTUME DESIGN / BESTE KOSTUUMONTWERP
Angela Nemov for The Comedy of Errors
Illka Louw for Sacred Elephant
Marcel Meyer for Kingdom of Earth
Neil Stuart-Harris for Cabaret
15. BEST ORIGINAL SCORE and/or SOUND DESIGN / BESTE MUSIEKPARTITUUR of KLANKONTWERP
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (original score) for Kingdom of Earth
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for A Midsummer Night's Dream
Daniel Pencer and Matthew Pencer (original music) for Mies Julie
David Kramer and Taliep Petersen (original score) for Kat and the Kings
16. BEST PUPPETRY DESIGN / BESTE MARIONET-ONTWERP
No Award

17. BEST NEW SA SCRIPT/BESTE NUWE SA TEKS
Bench by Brent Palmer
Champ by Louis Viljoen
Mies Julie by Yael Farber
Sunday Morning by Nick Warren
18. ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTORS/ ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT PRYS VIR NUWE REGISSEURS
Greg Karvallas for Champ
Kim Kerfoot for Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act
Michael Kirch for Bench
Philip Rademeyer for The View

The following awards will be announced at the ceremony: the Award for Innovation in Theatre, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Peoples Choice Award. Those wishing to vote for the People's Choice Award should SMS FDC to 33783, click on the link and select their favorite play of 2012. Each SMS costs R1,50 (none are free) and T's & C's apply. Those who vote stand a chance to win a gourmet dinner for four in the privacy of their home, prepared by a chef from DISH Food & Social and paired with Fleur du Cap wines. Please note this is the only way for the public to vote for the People's Choice Award. Voting closes on 9 March 2013.

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