BWW Review: Intensity and Absurdity of THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? Tackled at Baxter  Photo BWW Review: Intensity and Absurdity of THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? Tackled at Baxter Theatre Centre
by Lindsay Kruger - May 2, 2019

A play intended to shock the conservative and probe at society's typical imaginings of marital breakdown, the Baxter's latest offering of the award-winning THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? has an equally acclaimed director and cast behind it; making it stand in good stead as a must-see for those brave enough to approach what they cannot 'unsee'.

Fugard Theatre Productions KING KONG And WEST SIDE STORY Win Ten Naledi Theatre Award Photo Fugard Theatre Productions KING KONG And WEST SIDE STORY Win Ten Naledi Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Two productions presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre have scooped an incredible ten Naledi Theatre Awards. The winners were announced at a glittering event last night (Monday 18 June) in Johannesburg.

Applications Are Now Open For The 2019 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Photo Applications Are Now Open For The 2019 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

The Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2019 Zabalaza Theatre Festival and the deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 July 2018.

WHEN SWALLOWS CRY Comes to The Drama Factory Photo WHEN SWALLOWS CRY Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Nominated for six Naledi Awards When Swallows Cry interweaves three stories set in Africa, or about African migrants and refugees. One story features a Canadian teacher - initially assumed to be an American - who is captured by a group of bandits in a West African country. He is held for ransom to generate the funds required to develop the region in which he is held. A second story features two Zimbabwean teachers who flee the economic hardships of their country in a boat heading to Fiji where they will not require visas for at least three months. However, the boat ventures into Australian waters and they are held at a detention centre for illegal immigrants, and are threatened with immediate deportation to Zimbabwe. The third story tells of a Somalian who leaves his war-torn country for South Africa, only to experience brutal xenophobic violence that obliges him to seek refuge in America. He obtains a legitimate US visa but is hounded at the port of entry; one of his tormentors is an African America official, a descendant of African slaves, but whose job it is to prevent "undesirables" entering America, and threatening their security. These stories, featuring three actors playing contrasting characters in the three different playlets, are multi-layered and raise numerous themes about contemporary mobility. The stories comment on each other, not necessarily in sequence, but as a whole.

Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 25 Naledi Theatre Award Nominations Photo Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 25 Naledi Theatre Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Two productions presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre have received an incredible 25 Naledi Theatre Award nominations.

The 2018 Best Of Zabalaza Winning Production, ONWEER, Returns For Its Season At The B Photo The 2018 Best Of Zabalaza Winning Production, ONWEER, Returns For Its Season At The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

The 2018 Best of Zabalaza Theatre Festival winner, Carlo Daniels' arresting two-hander Onweer, will take to the stage at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, for a short season, from 9 to 19 May, at 7.30pm nightly with matinee performances on 12 and 19 May at 3pm and 16 May at 11am.

SELWYN AND GABRIEL Come to Alexander Upstairs Photo SELWYN AND GABRIEL Come to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

After sold out performances in September 2017, Selwyn & Gabriel returns to the Alexander Bar.

Alexander Upstairs Announces SELWYN AND GABRIEL Photo Alexander Upstairs Announces SELWYN AND GABRIEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

After sold out performances in September 2017, Selwyn & Gabriel returns to the Alexander Bar.

Jam-packed Eighth Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Now On Stage Photo Jam-packed Eighth Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Now On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

The eighth annual 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase some 40 productions by dynamic young theatre-makers from all over the Western Cape.

TV Star And Sensational Songstress Joins Cast Of KING KONG Photo TV Star And Sensational Songstress Joins Cast Of KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

TV star and sensational songstress Sihle Ndaba has joined the cast of the KING KONG - THE MUSICAL at the Fugard Theatre.  

Multiple Award-Winning Star Desmond Dube Joins Cast Of Fugard's Acclaimed KING KONG Photo Multiple Award-Winning Star Desmond Dube Joins Cast Of Fugard's Acclaimed KING KONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

Multiple award-winning actor and popular TV and film star Desmond Dube joins the cast of the Fugard Theatre's hit production of the iconic South African musical KING KONG. From 2 January 2018 he steps in to the central role of Pop in the production, which is currently playing at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town until 18 February 2018.

KING KONG Returns to Cape Town for the Summer Season With An Extended Season at The F Photo KING KONG Returns to Cape Town for the Summer Season With An Extended Season at The Fugard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

After a sold-out six week season at the Fugard Theatre, the hit musical KING KONG returns by overwhelming public demand for the summer season. Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, KING KONG will run from 12 December with bookings now extended to 18 February 2018.

Deadline For the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival Applications Extended To 29 Septe Photo Deadline For the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival Applications Extended To 29 September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The call for applications for the Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival has been extended to 29 September at 17:00. Theatre-makers, directors, scriptwriters, community groups and theatre companies are encouraged to apply to participate festival before the new deadline.

KING KONG Sells Out Cape Town Run; Return Season Announced Photo KING KONG Sells Out Cape Town Run; Return Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

The Eric Abraham and Fugard Theatre production of KING KONG has sold out its Cape Town first run. The show ends at the Fugard Theatre on 2 September before transferring to the Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre in Johannesburg from 12 September until 8 October.

BWW Review: Revival of KING KONG at The Fugard Theatre as Complex as it is Thrilling Photo BWW Review: Revival of KING KONG at The Fugard Theatre as Complex as it is Thrilling
by David Fick - Aug 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.

The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Jo Photo The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG Home to Joburg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical home to Johannesburg. The run will come hot off the Cape Town season, which is currently playing to rave reviews, rapturous responses and sold-out houses at the Fugard Theatre.

Photo Coverage: The Baxter Theatre's KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS at the Edinburgh Assemb Photo Photo Coverage: The Baxter Theatre's KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

One of three plays by writer-director Lara Foot, KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS, forms 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.

Legendary South African Musical KING KONG Now Open at The Fugard Theatre Photo Legendary South African Musical KING KONG Now Open at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Over half a century since the original production, a brand new production of KING KONG, the legendary South African musical, is now on in Cape Town. Eric Abraham produces and presents this Fugard Theatre production, which will transfer to Johannesburg following its run in the Mother City.

Full Cast Announced for the Fugard Theatre's KING KONG: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Over half a century since the original production, the Fugard Theatre's forthcoming, brand new production of the legendary South African musical KING KONG is fully cast, with rehearsals commencing on 12 June.

Alexander Upstairs Presents South African Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner TOPDOG/UNDERDOG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Alexander Upstairs is proud to present the South African premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of brothers named Lincoln and Booth - their father's idea of a joke - and is described the committee of that awards programme as 'a darkly comic fable of brotherly love and family identity'.

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