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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BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander UpstairsBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander Upstairs
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town!Photo Coverage: International Tour of Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town
Posted: Nov. 18, 2017


BWW Review: Resourceful Prinsloo Brings Life to Naskrif's Poetic MOEDERTAAL at The Fugard StudioBWW Review: Resourceful Prinsloo Brings Life to Naskrif's Poetic MOEDERTAAL at The Fugard Studio
Posted: Nov. 19, 2017


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BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander UpstairsBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander Upstairs
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


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


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 Review: Extraordinary Talent Onstage in THE MANY VOICES OF CHRISTINA BIANCO at Gate69BWW Review: Extraordinary Talent Onstage in THE MANY VOICES OF CHRISTINA BIANCO at Gate69
Posted: Oct. 16, 2017


BWW Review: Resourceful Prinsloo Brings Life to Naskrif's Poetic MOEDERTAAL at The Fugard StudioBWW Review: Resourceful Prinsloo Brings Life to Naskrif's Poetic MOEDERTAAL at The Fugard Studio
November 19, 2017

MOEDERTAAL is the latest in a welcome series of Afrikaans theatre productions in The Fugard Theatre's annual line-up, with Naskrif Produksies presenting this poetic meditation on life, love and loss at the popular venue in the Mother City through the beginning of December.

Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town!Photo Coverage: Let's Hear it For the Rainbow Tour! International Tour of Hal Prince's EVITA Ready for Cape Town!
November 18, 2017

With the first stop in Johannesburg drawing to a close next week, the international tour of EVITA is ready to transfer to Cape Town, where it will play the Artscape Opera House throughout December and into 2018 until 7 January.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander UpstairsBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Masali Baduza of NASTY WOMXN at the Alexander Upstairs
October 27, 2017

Cape Town-based actress Masali Baduza is passionately in love with theatre and film. Right now she is working with The Furies, a collective whose focus is creating space and opportunities in the theatre industry for marginalised womxn, on NASTY WOMXN, and she took some time out to chat with us for this week's Five on Friday.

BWW Review: Theatrerocket's DIE REUK VAN APPELS is Unforgettable, First Rate South African Theatre at The Fugard StudioBWW Review: Theatrerocket's DIE REUK VAN APPELS is Unforgettable, First Rate South African Theatre at The Fugard Studio
October 22, 2017

In many ways, it comes as something of a surprise that DIE REUK VAN APPELS has not made its way to the stage until now. Theatrerocket's presentation of DIE REUK VAN APPELS is top class South African theatre, not only a reminder of our painful collective past but also a recognition of our current collective pain.

BWW Review: Polished SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at The Fugard Theatre An Artful Posture of The Film That Inspired ItBWW Review: Polished SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at The Fugard Theatre An Artful Posture of The Film That Inspired It
October 21, 2017

'I - will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all,' says Viola de Lesseps, the woman who is destined in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to win the titular Bard's heart. 'Not the artful postures of love,' she continues, 'but love that overthrows life.' In this most memorable of quotations lies metaphorically, at least the conundrum of translating the 1998 Oscar-winning film to the stage.

BWW Review: Extraordinary Talent Onstage in THE MANY VOICES OF CHRISTINA BIANCO at Gate69BWW Review: Extraordinary Talent Onstage in THE MANY VOICES OF CHRISTINA BIANCO at Gate69
October 16, 2017

An extraordinary talent is currently onstage at Gate69, Cape Town's 'Purple Palace', which continues to deliver on its aim of being a complete sensory experience and South Africa's premiere cabaret theatre. This time, Cathy and her Trolley Dollies present the phenomenal Christina Bianco.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Gideon Lombard of DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard TheatreBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Gideon Lombard of DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre
October 13, 2017

This week's Five on Friday focuses on Gideon Lombard, who performs in DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre from next week. Based Mark Behr's 1993 novel, the solo play tells the coming-of-age story of Marnus Erasmus, the eleven-year-old son of a South African Defence Force general during the apartheid era.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Roxane Hayward of The Fugard Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEBWW Interview: Five on Friday with Roxane Hayward of The Fugard Theatre's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
October 6, 2017

Roxane Hayward will play the role of Viola de Lesseps in the South African premiere of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, which starts performances at The Fugard Theatre next week. She took some time out to talk to BroadwayWorld South Africa in this week's Five on Friday.

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.



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