The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
Pope Jerrod, Lesoko Seabe, Nicholas Pauling
and Andrew Buckland perform on Saul Radomsky's
award-winning set for CLYBOURNE PARK.
Photo credit: Jesse Kate Kramer

The Fugard Theatre scooped three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at the 2016 ceremony which was held at Artscape Theatre last night.

Saul Radomsky won the award for Best Set Design for the Fugard Theatre's South African premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award-winning CLYBOURNE PARK, which was directed by Greg Karvellas. Radomsky's remarkable set, which had to age fifty years in the course of the play, received great acclaim during the 2016 season.

South African icon David Kramer won the award for Best Soundscape, Original Music Composition or Original Score category for his Original Music Composition and Original Score for the Fugard production of DISTRICT SIX - KANALA, which played to full houses and overwhelming acclaim since opening in February 2016. The production ran for more than 200 performances.

I SEE YOU, which was presented by The Market Theatre, Johannesburg and the Royal Court, London in association with The Fugard Theatre, Cape Town, played at The Fugard hot off its premiere at the Royal Court and run at the Market Theatre. Mongiwekhaya won Best New South African Script for the play, which tells a story of a student accused of a crime he didn't commit.

The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
Desmond Dube in I SEE YOU, which
won the Fleur du Cap Theatre
Award for Best New South
African Script for Mongiwekhaya
Photo credit: Johan Persson

Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre, comments on the

We are honoured to have received our nominations and these awards, especially in such esteemed company and we congratulate all the winners and nominees. Saul's set change for CLYBOURNE PARK aging it fifty years between Act 1 and Act 2, drew audible gasps of amazement from the audience. We thank South African legend David Kramer for creating DISTRICT SIX - KANALA with us for the important remembrance of the forced removals of those who lived in District Six, and for reminding us of stories that need to be told through local music that must be remembered and celebrated.

We also thank our partners at the Royal Court in London and Market Theatre in Johannesburg for assisting us to bring I SEE YOU to Cape Town,. Mongiwekhaya's script touched many people deeply, in a unique South African context, in ways that only theatre can. We deeply appreciate the wonderful, world class work which Eric Abraham continues to enable at the Fugard Theatre.

SO RY MISS DAISY, with John Kani and Sandra Prinsloo, is currently running at the Fugard Theatre until the end of the month, while FUNNY GIRL opens 18 April. On Sunday mornings, the Fugard Bioscope screens the best of world theatre, opera and ballet productions. Other forthcoming productions include HEMELRUIM, from 25 April, and the South African musical KING KONG, from 25 July. For information visit The Fugard Theatre's website or contact the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554.

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