Fugard Theatre productions receive 26 Fleur du Cap nominations

Productions 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.”

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The cast of Shakespeare in Love PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

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 20:00 with a matinee at 15:00 on Saturdays and on Sundays at 16:00.
     Tickets cost from R130 to R280. Bookings can be made at Webtickets and through the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.

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