Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 26 Fleur Du Cap Nominations

Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 26 Fleur Du Cap NominationsProductions presented and hosted by the Fugard Theatre have garnered an incredible 26 Fleur du Cap nominations.

The historic production of South African musical King Kong swept twelve nominations while the local premiere of the hit West End comedy Shakespeare in Love is nominated in four categories.

The Fugard's acclaimed production of Funny Girl received three nominations for Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice (Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Musical), for Kate Normington as Mrs Brice (Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical) and for Birrie le Roux for Costume Design.

The Fugard Theatre's Writer in Residence Louis Viljoen has been nominated for The Eulgoists for Best New South African script. The play excitingly marked his first presentation in the position.

"Congratulations to all the producers, artists, directors, writers, designers, theatre makers and performers that received nominations for the 53rd Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards," says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. "We are proud to have received a wide range of nominations and remain committed to presenting South African theatre of world-class quality on our stages."

"We also congratulate our partners with whom we have hosted productions at our venue - Naskrif Produksies, the creators of Hemelruim and Moedertaal, and Theatrerocket for Die reuk van appels."

The list of nominations for Fugard productions is:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Darren Araujo in Shakespeare in Love as Henslowe, Ensemble

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Robyn Scott in Shakespeare in Love as Elizabeth I, Ensemble

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Andile Gumbi in King Kong as King Kong

Sne Dladla in King Kong as Pop

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Ashleigh Harvey in Funny Girl as Fanny Brice

Edith Plaatjies in King Kong as Joyce

Nondumiso Tembe in King Kong as Joyce

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Sanda Shandu in King Kong as Lucky

Tshamano Sebe in King Kong as Jack

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Josslynn Hlenti in King Kong as Petal

Kate Normington in Funny Girl as Mrs Brice

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE

The Cast of Shakespeare in Love

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Tim Mitchell for King Kong

Wolf Britz for Shakespeare in Love

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Birrie le Roux for King Kong

Birrie le Roux for Funny Girl

BEST SOUND DESIGN, ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION OR ORIGINAL SCORE

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for Original Music Composition (additional) for King Kong

BEST NEW SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIPT

The Eulogists by Louis Viljoen

BEST DIRECTOR

Jonathan Munby for King Kong

BEST PRODUCTION

King Kong - The Fugard Theatre (Eric Abraham)


Nominations for productions hosted by the Fugard Theatre are:

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Tinarie van Wyk Loots in Hemelruim as Mariaan (Naskrif Produksies)

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A REVUE, CABARET OR ONE-PERSON SHOW

Gideon Lombard in Die reuk van appels as Marnus (Theatrerocket)

Sandra Prinsloo in Moedertaal as Nellie (Naskrif Produksies)

BEST NEW DIRECTOR

Nico Scheepers (Naskrif Produksies)

BEST DIRECTOR

Lara Bye for Die Reuk van Appels (Theatrerocket)

BEST PRODUCTION

Die Reuk van Appels - Theatrerocket (Johan van der Merwe and Rudi Sadler)


KING KONG is currently on at the Fugard Theatre until 4 March 2018 Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee at 3pm on Saturdays and on Sundays at 4pm.

Tickets cost from R130 to R280. Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za and through the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.

Photo Credit: Louis Viljoen

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