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Fugard Theatre productions receive 25 Naledi Theatre Award nominations

Two productions presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre have received an incredible 25 Naledi Theatre Award nominations.

     The historic production of South African musical King Kong – The Musical garnered 15 nominations while their grand-scale production of West Side Story swept 10 nominations.
     “Congratulations to all the nominees. We are honoured to be nominated among such esteemed company,” says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. “South Africa boasts world-class talent, from performers and artists to designers and technical staff, and we are proud to be recognised by these nominations which celebrate that talent.”

The list of nominations for Fugard Theatre productions is:

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The Fugard Theatre’s production of King Kong – The Musical PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

Best Production Of A Musical
    West Side Story
    King Kong – The Musical

Best Director Of A Musical/Revue
    Jonathan Munby and & Mdu Kweyama for King Kong – The Musical
    Matthew Wild for West Side Story

Best Lead Performance In A Musical Or Review/Male
    Andile Gumbi as King Kong in King Kong – The  Musical
    Sne Dladla as Pop in King Kong – The  Musical

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Lerato Mvelase as Petal in King Kong – The Musical PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

Best Lead Performance In A Musical Or Review/ Female
    Lynelle Kenned as Maria in West Side Story
    Nondumiso Tembe as Joyce in King Kong – The Musical

Best Supporting/Featured Performance In A Musical/Revue: Male
    Sanda Shandu as Lucky in King Kong – The Musical

Best Supporting/Featured Performance In A Musical/Revue: Female
    Bianca le Grange as Anita in West Side Story
    Lerato Mvelase as Petal in King Kong – The Musical
    Ntambo Rapatla as Miriam in King Kong – The Musical

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The Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

Best Theatre Set Design
    Conor Murphy for West Side Story
    Paul Wills for King Kong – The Musical

Best Costume Design
    Birrie le Roux for West Side Story
    Birrie le Roux for King Kong – The Musical

Best Lighting Design
    Joshua Cutts for West Side Story
    Tim Mitchell for King Kong – The Musical

Best Sound Design Or Sound Scape
    Mark Malherbe for King Kong – The Musical
    Mark Malherbe for West Side Story

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Lynelle Kenned as Maria in West Side Story PHOTO Daniel Rutland Manners

Best Original Choreography For A Play, Musical/Revue
    Louisa Talbot for West Side Story
    Gregory Maqoma & Richard Lothian (fight choreography) for King Kong – The Musical

Best Original Score / Arrangement /Musical Adaptation
    Todd Matshikiza & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Additional music & arrangement) for
    King Kong – The Musical

Best Musical Director
    Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for West Side Story
    Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba for King Kong – The Musical

The winners will be announced on 18 June.
     Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, staring Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers and Emily Child must end on 19 May in the Fugard Theatre. Louis Viljoen’s new comedy-horror The Demon Bride is currently on at the Fugard Studio Theatre until 2 June 2018. For further information and bookings, contact the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.

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