Another chance to catch Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Fugard


Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet.

THE Fugard Theatre on the corner of Caledon and Lower Buitenkant Streets in District Six, Cape Town, will be giving theatre fans another chance to see Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet on March 20 and 21 at 11 am and 4 pm. Continue reading

Fugard to screen Bolshoi’s The Taming of the Shrew


Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov in Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Taming of the Shrew.

The Taming of the Shrew will be screened at 11 am on March 6 as part of the Fugard Bioscope World Arts Season.

French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot has adapted Shakespeare’s comedy specifically to the Bolshoi Ballet dancers, and achieves a magnetic two hours of breathtaking, nonstop dance unlike any other.

The story revolves around Bianca. Many suitors dream of marrying the lovely and docile lady, including Lucentio. However her father will not let anyone marry her before her elder sister, the ill-tempered shrew Katherina, is herself married.

Tickets for the screening at the Fugard Theatre are R100. The show is two hours and 10 minutes long.