Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Nominees Announced
Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards are set to be held on March 20th at 6pm at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town.
The nominees in the various categories for productions in 2011 are as follows:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Chris van Niekerk for Dinsdae by Morrie as Morrie Schwartz.
Nat Ramabulana for The Girl in the Yellow Dress as Pierre.
Thami Mbongo for Woyzeck as Woyzeck.
Warrick Grier for Blackbird as Ray.
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Antoinette Kellermann for As die Broek Pas as Max/Ella Gericke.
Jennifer Steyn for Molly Bloom as Molly.
Liezl de Kock for Womb Tide as The Wife.
Robyn Scott for London Road as Rose.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bongile Mantsai for Woyzeck as Drum Major.
Graham Weir for Waiting for Godot as Lucky.
Guy de Lancey for Cosi as Roy Owen.
L Sejake for The Train Driver as Simon Hanabe.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Emily Child for Cosi as Ruth.
Liz Szymczak for Endgame as Nell.
Louise Saint-Claire for Boeing, Boeing as Bertha.
Ntombi Makhutshi for London Road as Stella.
Damon Galgut for Waiting for Godot. Lara Foot for Woyzeck.
Malcolm Purkey for The Girl in the Yellow Dress.
Marthinus Basson for As die Broek Pas.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A ONE-PERSON SHOW
Andrew Buckland for 1 man, 3 shows, 100 characters for various characters.
Antoinette Kellermann for As die Broek Pas as Ella/Max Gericke.
James Cairns for Dirt for various characters.
James Cairns for The Sitting Man for various characters.
BEST NEW SA SCRIPT
Afrikaaps - the cast.
The Girl in the Yellow Dress - Craig Higginson.
London Road - Nicholas Spagnoletti.
The Sitting Man - James Cairns.
ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTORS
Bo Petersen - Blackbird.
Christiaan Olwagen - Woza Andries?
Francesco Nassimbeni - Done London
Scott Sparrow - Cosi.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN MUSICAL
Angela Kilian for Evita as Eva Peron.
Gina Shmukler for Mamma Mia! as Donna Sheridan.
Ilse Klink for Mamma Mia! as Rosie.
James Borthwick for Evita as Juan Peron.
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A REVUE OR CABARET
Godfrey Johnson for The Shadow of Brel as Jacques Brel.
Michele Maxwell for C'est la Vie. Moenier Adams for Afrikaaps as Monox.
Pieter-Dirk Uys for FAK Songs and Other Struggle Anthems as Bambi Kellermann.
Leopold Senekal for Aesop's Fables for Costume Design and Woyzeck for Costume and Set Design.
Marthinus Basson for Anthony and Cleopatra for Costume Design.
Craig Leo and Emilie Starke for Womb Tide for Prop Design.
Faheem Bardien for Antony and Cleopatra for Lighting Design.
BEST STUDENT AWARD
De Klerk Oelofse from University of Stellenbosch.
Johan Botha from University of Stellenbosch.
Lerato Motshwarakgo from UCT.
Nicholas Campbell from UCT.
Pierre Nelson from University of Stellenbosch.
The Fleur du Cap Awards are an initiative of the Distell Foundation and part of Distell's corporate social investment programme. For the past 40 years Distell, one of the leading liquor companies in South Africa , has sponsored the performing arts through the foundation.
The annual awards, originally established in the Western Cape in 1967 and known then as the Three Leaf Awards, are given to professional theatre productions staged in the Cape Metropole . In 1978 the prize was renamed after Fleur du Cap, one of Distell's many well-known wine brands.
The foundation works with a panel of judges chaired by a non-voting chairman. Our current team is made up of local critics, journalists, writers and drama educators. These are Len Ashton, Denise Bester, Beverley Brommert, Robert Greig, Marina Griebenow, Marian Malan, Brent Meersman, Ivor Price, Wilhelm Snyman, Marianne Thamm, Peter Tromp and Herman van der Westhuizen, Our chairman is Conrad Sidego, veteran journalist and ex diplomat. The Foundation is represented by Fleur du Cap Awards manager, Irma Albers.