David Fick

David Fick Born and bred in South Africa, David is an award-winning arts journalist who 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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South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTSSouth African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
Posted: Sep. 19, 2017


BackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency SurgeryBackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency Surgery
Posted: Sep. 20, 2017


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BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier TimesBWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
Posted: Apr. 29, 2017


BWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The FugardBWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard
Posted: Jun. 7, 2017


BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTSBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTS
Posted: Jun. 2, 2017


BWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter TheatreBWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre
Posted: Jul. 2, 2017


BWW Review: Steyn, Hopkins and Rebelo Riveting in Howard Barker's Fascinating SCENES FROM AN EXECUTIONBWW Review: Steyn, Hopkins and Rebelo Riveting in Howard Barker's Fascinating SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION
Posted: Apr. 10, 2017


BWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and CompassionBWW Review: Lebogang Mogashoa's THE REAL DIRT Filled with Humanity and Compassion
Posted: Mar. 28, 2017


BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre AwardsBWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
Posted: Mar. 20, 2017


BackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency SurgeryBackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency Surgery
September 20, 2017

An appeal to help talented South African actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, who had needed an emergency surgery following this year's National Arts Festival, has been made to assist him and his family while he is on medical leave while he recuperates.

South African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTSSouth African-Born Actor Adam du Plessis Lands Role in US National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
September 19, 2017

As reported on BroadwayWorld yesterday, the complete cast for the US National Tour of Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper's smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS, has been announced. Featured in the cast in the role of Don is South African-born Adam du Plessis, whom audiences may recall seeing in productions like THE LAST 5 YEARS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, THE BOYS IN THE PHOTOGRAPH and CATS.

BWW Review: Stuart Lightbody Himself is the Most Magical of His UNIQUE WONDERSBWW Review: Stuart Lightbody Himself is the Most Magical of His UNIQUE WONDERS
August 19, 2017

Stuart Lightbody's UNIQUE WONDERS closes today after a dream season at the Alexander Bar, Theatre and Cafe. The popular Capetonian sleight of hand artist and psychological illusionist's newest show has been a sold-out smash success, with bookings filling up far in advance of the nightly performances.

BWW Review: Revival of KING KONG at The Fugard Theatre as Complex as it is ThrillingBWW Review: Revival of KING KONG at The Fugard Theatre as Complex as it is Thrilling
August 19, 2017

Watching KING KONG, the Fugard Theatre's latest musical theatre production, is as complex an experience as it is a thrilling one. The first revival of a legendary South African jazz opera, as it was called when first performed in 1959, KING KONG is at once a historical document, a contemporary reimagining, a vibrant performance piece and a damning comment on society.

BWW Review: Remarkable Richards Lands Skilful Comedy in STATE FRACTURE at the Baxter - But Is It Satire?BWW Review: Remarkable Richards Lands Skilful Comedy in STATE FRACTURE at the Baxter - But Is It Satire?
August 6, 2017

South Africa, says the note in the programme of STATE FRACTURE, is 'a country that keeps on giving as far as satirical material is concerned.' What a pity, then, that the humour in STATE FRACTURE never transcends the comic to become satire.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Jayne Batzofin, the Artistic Director for Clowns Without Borders South AfricaBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Jayne Batzofin, the Artistic Director for Clowns Without Borders South Africa
August 11, 2017

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is celebrating their tenth anniversary with a once-off Comedy Benefit Showcase at the iconic Fugard Studio Theatre this August. BroadwayWorld South Africa chatted with Jayne Batzofin, the artistic director for Clowns Without Borders South Africa, about the importance of clowning in crisis as well as the upcoming benefit.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Themba Stewart, Writer-Director of RED ALOESBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Themba Stewart, Writer-Director of RED ALOES
August 4, 2017

When Themba Stewart's new play, RED ALOES, opens tonight, it will be the culmination of a long journey that began, for him, in the wake of political violence in the early 1990s. BroadwayWorld South Africa's David Fick interviewed him about this play, which is drawn from his experiences as a child, for this week's Five on Friday.

BWW Review: IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS Has the Potential to Be the Battle Cry it Sets Out to BeBWW Review: IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS Has the Potential to Be the Battle Cry it Sets Out to Be
July 18, 2017

Imagine a late-night German television programme like MANN, SIEBER! filtered through the pop culture aesthetic of an American variety show like SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and you might know what to expect from IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT, which is more a 'kabarett' than what South African audiences have come to call cabaret.

BWW Review: Derivative Meme-style Show THINGPHONY Needs a Directorial HandBWW Review: Derivative Meme-style Show THINGPHONY Needs a Directorial Hand
July 7, 2017

THINGPHONY takes as its theme the philosophical question of whether order is intrinsic in the universe, or whether it is human beings that give order to the phenomena they experience. Performer Philip Southey discusses a wide array of topics in the show, including colour, physics, music and sex.

BWW Review: Aimée Goldsmith the Heart of Passionate War Drama CHEERS TO SARAJEVO
July 5, 2017

For as long as prejudice exists in the world, people will tell stories of star-crossed lovers. The plot of CHEERS TO SARAJEVO places a Serbian Romeo opposite a Bosnian Juliet, but this iteration of the archetypal story makes them live through the conflict in which they find themselves.

BWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter TheatreBWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre
July 2, 2017

The Market Theatre production of Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM is currently in the middle of its Cape Town season at the Baxter Theatre. Having opened just two days after the Naledi Theatre Awards presented the play and its production with three awards, SUDDENLY THE STORM arrived in Cape Town a pedigree compounded by the fact that this is the prolific Slabolepszy's first new play since 2009.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-SmithBWW Interview: Five on Friday with SUDDENLY THE STORM's Charmaine Weir-Smith
June 23, 2017

Audiences in the Mother City may recognise Charmaine Weir-Smith from BINNELANDERS or ISIDINGO, but this award-winning actress, writer and director has tread the boards in many a production, including the current season of SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCEBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Dara Beth from JUST A SONG AND DANCE
June 16, 2017

Dara Beth, who is currently on stage in JUST A SONG AND DANCE at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre before taking the show to the National Arts Festival next month. She shares her thoughts about the show, South African theatre and her local theatre heroes in this week's edition of BroadwayWorld South Africa's Five on Friday.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera ConradBWW Interview: Five on Friday with THE FALL's Ameera Conrad
June 9, 2017

In this week's Five on Friday, BroadwayWorld South Africa chats to THE FALL's Ameera Conrad about what the show means to her, the highlights of her career and the current state of South African theatre.

BWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The FugardBWW Review: Viljoen Places Observers and the Media In Camera in Philosophical THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard
June 7, 2017

People often forget is that hubris walks hand-in-hand with nemesis, and Louis Viljoen shines a spotlight on this particularly damning walk of shame in his latest play, THE EULOGISTS, which features a top-notch performance by Emily Child.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTSBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Kiroshan Naidoo from THE EULOGISTS
June 2, 2017

Kiroshan Naidoo, who is currently appearing in THE EULOGISTS at The Fugard, took some time out to talk to BroadwayWorld South Africa about the show and the South African theatre scene in this week's Five on Friday.

Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and PressFleur du Cap Theatre Awards Clarifies Scope, Eligibility and Processes for Theatre-Makers, Performers and Press
May 30, 2017

The chair of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards panel held three sessions in Cape Town yesterday outlining the scope, rules and processes of the awards programme that takes place on an annual basis in the Mother City and its surrounds. The aim was to make the awards process more accessible to theatre-makers, performer and the press.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca LakeyBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Cradle of Creativity visitor Bianca Lakey
May 26, 2017

Grade 12 Dramatic Arts pupil, Bianca Lakey, is one of many young people who has visited ASSITEJ's Cradle of Creativity in Cape Town over the past week. See shares her thoughts about this festival, which focuses on theatre for young people, as well as considering South African theatre on a wider scale.

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca FlandersBWW Interview: Five on Friday with NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders
May 12, 2017

NIQABI NINJA's Bianca Flanders took some time to answer some questions about the show, her career and the South African theatre scene in BroadwayWorld South Africa's weekly Five on Friday feature.



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