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Final extension for hit rom-com Happy New Year (A Play With Songs) at Fugard Theatre

The hilarious, heart-warming rom-com Happy New Year (A Play With Songs) has been extended and must now end on 23 March at The Fugard Studio Theatre.

Happy New Year A Play with Songs Fugard Theatre
Dean Balie and Bianca Flanders in Happy New Year (A Play With Songs). Photo credit Claude Barnardo

Presented by Eric Abraham and The Fugard TheatreHappy New Year (A Play With Songs), is adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play Midsummer (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre.
     Directed by internationally acclaimed director and former Artistic Director of The Tricycle Theatre in London, Nicolas Kent, the cast stars popular actors Bianca Flanders (Krotoa – Eva Van De Kaap, The Demon Bride, Aunty Merle the Musical, Blood Brothers, Orpheus in Africa, Kristalvlakte) as Lee-André, and Dean Balie (Orpheus in Africa, Blood Brothers, Kat and the Kings, Hamlet, Babbelagtig, Sweet Bird of Youth), as Dan.
     High flying divorce lawyer Lee-André meets car salesman and small-time criminal Dan in a bar one midsummer’s night when the married man she’s been seeing cancels their date. She’s out of Dan’s league, he’s totally not her type, but when these two disparate souls come together, a wild weekend of alcohol-infused adventure and abandon ensues. Between bridge-burning, car chases, wedding bust ups and self-loathing hangovers, they discover they are not so different after all, and that maybe there are second chances at life – and love.
     Happy New Year (A Play With Songs) is adapted by David Kramer from the original Midsummer (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre. Direction is by Nicolas Kent, Set Design is by Chris Pienaar, Costume Design by Widaad Albertus, Lighting Design by Marie Roux, Sound Design is by David Classen and Illustration is by Lucie de Moyencourt.
     Happy New Year (A Play With Songs) will be performed until 23 March 2019 Tuesday to Saturday at 20:00 with matinees at 16:00 on Saturdays.
     There is a recommend age advisory of 14 years with parental guidance (SL).
     Tickets from R160 to R220 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at
     Snap up the great Double Date Deal where you, your partner and two friends can buy 4 tickets for only R500! That’s R125 per ticket for any performance, subject to availability, in the run.
     This offer is available through the box office directly on 021 461 4554 or e-mail us on Make sure you quote “I love Cape Town” to secure your tickets on this once off special deal. Multiple discounts do not apply.
     Please note: Latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break or interval. Access to The Studio Theatre is via two flights of stairs, if assistance is required kindly enquire at the box office.

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