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Athol Fugard's A LESSON FROM ALOES Comes to Finborough TheatreAthol Fugard's A LESSON FROM ALOES Comes to Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The acclaimed South African/British actor, writer and director Janet Suzman directs the first London production in 35 years of Athol Fugard's A Lesson From Aloes at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre, running for a strictly limited four week season from Wednesday, 27 February to Saturday, 23 March 2019 (Press Nights: Tuesday, 5 March and Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Bookings Now Open For John Kani's New Play KUNENE AND THE KINGBookings Now Open For John Kani's New Play KUNENE AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Bookings are now open for the highly anticipated brand new play KUNENE AND THE KING from today, Tuesday 20 November. (more...)

Friends Of The Fugard Earlybird Bookings Now Open For KUNENE AND THE KINGFriends Of The Fugard Earlybird Bookings Now Open For KUNENE AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Friends of the Fugard Members have the exclusive opportunity to book for the highly anticipated brand new play KUNENE AND THE KING from today, Monday 5 November from 09h30. Registered Members can take advantage of the incredible Membership discounts and priority booking by calling The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554. (more...)

Sam Shepard's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Comes To The BaxterSam Shepard's CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Comes To The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Pulitzer prize-winning American playwright and actor Sam Shepard's family drama, Curse of the Starving Class, directed by Sylvaine Strike and starring an impressive cast, comes to the Baxter Flipside stage, for a limited season, from 15 to 27 October, at 7.30pm. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre And The Royal Shakespeare Company Present World Premiere Of John Kani's New Play KUNENE AND THE KINGThe Fugard Theatre And The Royal Shakespeare Company Present World Premiere Of John Kani's New Play KUNENE AND THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

Eric Abraham presents a Fugard Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company co-production of KUNENE AND THE KING, the new play by John Kani. (more...)

Final Extension Announced For THE ROAD TO MECCA At The Fugard TheatreFinal Extension Announced For THE ROAD TO MECCA At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, the Fugard Theatre's universally acclaimed production of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca has been extended for one final time. The run must end on 19 May and bookings can be made at Computicket. (more...)

Acclaimed THE ROAD TO MECCA Extended At The Fugard TheatreAcclaimed THE ROAD TO MECCA Extended At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

The Fugard Theatre's star-studded production of Athol Fugard's The Road to Mecca has been extended due to an overwhelming response and universal critical acclaim. The play will be presented at the Fugard Theatre until 12 May and bookings can be made at Computicket. (more...)

Bookings Now Open For Star-Studded THE ROAD TO MECCA At The Fugard TheatreBookings Now Open For Star-Studded THE ROAD TO MECCA At The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Bookings are now open at Computicket for the Fugard Theatre's star-studded production of Athol Fugard's acclaimed play THE ROAD TO MECCA. Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production in honour of this iconic playwright's 85th year. The play will open at the Fugard Theatre on 27 March 2018, on World Theatre Day, and run for a limited season. (more...)

BWW Review: Popular AUNTY MERLE - THE MUSICAL Leaps Forward in Concept, but Falls Back in Its Execution at the BaxterBWW Review: Popular AUNTY MERLE - THE MUSICAL Leaps Forward in Concept, but Falls Back in Its Execution at the Baxter
by David Fick - Dec 28, 2017

There is a great deal about AUNTY MERLE THE MUSICAL that deserves to be recognised. Most importantly, it is a homegrown musical created largely by people of colour with a significant number of roles for people of colour. It attempts to connect with contemporary South African social dynamics and issues using a medium that not only has wide appeal but which can also give voice to ideas in an often unexpected and effective ways. (more...)

Aviva Pelham Returns With Week-Long Season of SANTA'S STORY at Theatre On The BayAviva Pelham Returns With Week-Long Season of SANTA'S STORY at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

Aviva Pelham will return with SANTA'S STORY to Theatre on the Bay for a week-long season this October, starting today. The moving, one-woman show depicts Santa Pelham's journey of courage, hope and inspiration through discrimination and heartbreaking losses and represents a triumph of the human spirit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: International Premiere of THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe FestivalPhoto Coverage: International Premiere of THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The international premiere of Lara Foot's THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, which has played three successful seasons in its country of origin, South Africa, takes place as part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Announces THE ROAD TO MECCA to Celebrate Athol Fugard's 85th BirthdayThe Fugard Theatre Announces THE ROAD TO MECCA to Celebrate Athol Fugard's 85th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

This Sunday, 11 June 2017, Athol Fugard celebrates his 85th birthday and the Fugard Theatre will mark this occasion with an all South African, star-studded production of his acclaimed play THE ROAD TO MECCA. (more...)

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
by David Fick - Mar 20, 2017

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs. (more...)

Isango Ensemble's A MAN OF GOOD HOPE Makes U.S. Premiere Tonight at BAMIsango Ensemble's A MAN OF GOOD HOPE Makes U.S. Premiere Tonight at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

In a co-production with the Young Vic-which partnered with Isango on 2014's Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute-the company adapts for the stage South African native Jonny Steinberg's 2015 book about a Somali refugee's journey from Mogadishu to Johannesburg and finally to the US. (more...)

BWW Review: Pinteresque THE MOTHER an Utterly Arresting Ordeal on The Fugard Studio StageBWW Review: Pinteresque THE MOTHER an Utterly Arresting Ordeal on The Fugard Studio Stage
by David Fick - Feb 12, 2017

Following the South African premiere of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER last year, the same playwright's companion piece, THE MOTHER, made its bow last week at The Fugard Studio. David Fick reviews. (more...)

Isango Ensemble's A MAN OF GOOD HOPE to Make U.S. Premiere at BAMIsango Ensemble's A MAN OF GOOD HOPE to Make U.S. Premiere at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

In a co-production with the Young Vic-which partnered with Isango on 2014's Olivier Award-winning The Magic Flute-the company adapts for the stage South African native Jonny Steinberg's 2015 book about a Somali refugee's journey from Mogadishu to Johannesburg and finally to the US. (more...)

Tumi Morake and Vanessa Frost to TEASE! at The Market TheatreTumi Morake and Vanessa Frost to TEASE! at The Market Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Comic of The Year, Tumi Morake and the original Cavewoman, Vanessa Frost team up in TEASE!, which premieres in Johannesburg at the Market Theatre on 16 November. TEASE! enjoyed a successful debut run at the 2016 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, with sold out shows, standing ovations and a Standard Bank Ovation Award. (more...)

Musical Adaptation of A MAN OF GOOD HOPE to Play the Baxter Theatre's Flipside VenueMusical Adaptation of A MAN OF GOOD HOPE to Play the Baxter Theatre's Flipside Venue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Young Vic is teaming up with the Royal Opera House, the Repons Foundation and the Isango Ensemble to bring a musical inspired by one refugee's true story to the Baxter Theatre Centre's Flipside venue this August. A MAN OF GOOD HOPE is based on the book by Jonny Steinberg and has been adapted for the stage by the Isango Ensemble under the direction of Mark Dornford-May. (more...)

Startling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre CentreStartling and Intimate THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS a Triumph for Lara Foot at the Baxter Theatre Centre
by David Fick - Jul 18, 2016

Lara Foot's latest play, THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, has been seven years in the making. Since Foot started dreaming up this startling, intimate tale about the challenges of living with a mental disorder, both as a patient and a caregiver, this play achieving the same rich fulfilment of the promise that Foot's first original play, TSHEPANG, embodied in 2003. (more...)

BWW Review: Newly Conceived THE FIREBIRD Belies the Clarity of it Creator's VisionBWW Review: Newly Conceived THE FIREBIRD Belies the Clarity of it Creator's Vision
by David Fick - Jul 1, 2016

Piecing together a new mythology is an audacious undertaking, and yet it is an act that is at the very heart of theatre-making: the building of a new world, with its own origins and order, that only becomes fully realised when an audience believes in it. THE FIREBIRD attempts just that, telling a post-apartheid South African story against the backdrop of a created mythology. (more...)

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