Abdullah Ibrahim to perform at the Fugard Theatre

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Following a sold out performance at the Fugard Theatre earlier this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present four solo piano concerts by Abdullah Ibrahim from October 20 to 23 October.

These will be Ibrahim’s only other solo piano concerts in Cape Town in 2016.

These special performances will be a brand new presentation of new and older compositions spanning nearly 70 years of a remarkable career, which all began in Kensington and District Six at the age of seven.

Showtimes are Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 4pm. Tickets R120 to R250. Contact the box office at 021 461 4554.

Catch ‘I See You’ at the Fugard in Cape Town

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HOT off its premiere at the Royal Court in London and recent Market Theatre run, South African Mongiwekhaya’s latest play, I See You opens on Friday, May 6 at the Fugard Studio Theatre and runs until May 28.

Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre, this Royal Court (London) and Market Theatre (Johannesburg) production is based on a true story and movingly addresses the questions of a new generation of South Africans encountering their country’s traumatised past. Continue reading

All the Naledi Theatre Awards winners

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Naledi award-winners Fiona Ramsay and Janna Ramos-Violante in Doubt.

VETERAN actress, Fiona Ramsay, made history on Tuesday, April, when she won the best lead performance in a play (female) for two different plays – Doubt and Miss Dietrich Regrets at the prestigious Naledi Theatre Awards at the Lyric Theatre in Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

Her co-star in Doubt, Janna Ramos-Violante, won the best supporting actress award. She was one of several actors and companies with links to KwaZulu-Natal who enjoyed a great night at the awards ceremony. Continue reading

Celebrating District Six at the Fugard

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On February 11, 1966 District Six was declared a white group area. Over 60,000 people were relocated. A way of life was destroyed. Fifty years have passed and today hardly anything remains of what was once a thriving, densely populated, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community.

The Fugard Theatre, located in District Six, is currently paying homage to what was once District Six – the place and its people – until May 22 in the show District  Six – Kanala. Continue reading