The Fugard Theatre

The Fugard Presents West Side Story at the Artscape Opera ...

The historical theatre situated in District Six,
named after playwright Athol Fugard.
 
021 461 4554
Caledon Street (cnr. Buitenkant St)
www.thefugard.com
info@thefugard.com
TheFugard
The Fugard Theatre
TheFugard

The Fugard Theatre Presents West Side Story at the Artscape Opera House

Many theatre buffs reckon West Side Story is the greatest musical ever written. Judge for yourself when The Fugard Theatre’s production of it returns to Cape Town

So it’s not quite boy meets girl, they fall in love, some drama happens, and they live happily ever after. But West Side Story is sometimes regarded as one of the greatest love stories of the late 20th century. And The Fugard Theatre is bringing it’s rendition (which enchanted audiences nationwide since 2015)  back to Cape Town to dazzle us at the Artscape Opera House this March and April.

ABOUT WEST SIDE STORY

Based on one of the most famous love stories of all time, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story tells the heart breaking, short-lived love story of two young and idealistic lovers in New York’s Upper West Side in the late 1950s. The lovers, Tony and Maria, get caught in the conflict between two rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks.

Internationally the production is known for its sensational score, moving choreography and memorable songs, including the iconic “Something’s Coming”, “Maria” and “Tonight”.

AN ENCHANTING PRODUCTION

After touring South Africa for several years, The Fugard Theatre brings its production of West Side Story by Eric Abraham back to Cape Town (where it was a hit initially) for the first time since 2015. You can now catch it at the Artscape Opera House until 22 April 2018.

Robyn Cohen, freelance arts journalist, says about the production, “These are dance sequences which go beyond what one would expect at a musical theatre production – the rage and fury; hopelessness; the need to belong and be loved – comes through magnificently.”

A STAR-STUDDED CAST

With a talented cast that includes Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner Lynelle Kenned as Maria, and US-born actor Kevin Hack, whose other hit show credits include Les Miserables, Sweeney Todd and The Civil War, this production is bound to delight.

Other theatre heavyweights that you can look forward to seeing on stage is the supremely talented Bianca le Grange and Stephen Jubber in the roles of Anita and Riff, respectively in West Side Story by The Fugard Theatre.

Read more about the cast involved in this production

TICKETS AND DETAILS FOR WEST SIDE STORY AT THE ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE

Tickets are available online via Computicket.co.za and range from R150/p to R470/p, depending on which evening you choose to attend, and your seat selection. Most stagings start at 8pm, with some matinee performances starting at 4pm.

For more information, please contact The Fugard Theatre directly on +27 (0)461 4554 or visit their website: Thefugard.com.

Photography credit: Daniel Rutland Manners and Jesse Kramer.

---

The Road to Mecca, a story about freedom is now showing at The Fugard Theatre.

Check out our showcase of the best theatres in and around Cape Town.

How about dinner and a show? Take a look at our overview of dinner theatres in Cape Town for a spectacular night out.

Not a fan of the theatre? Don’t worry, there are loads of other cool things to do in Cape Town every week.

---

Want your event to gain fame and a following? Our Events Support Programme includes diverse and affordable packages guaranteed to get results. To learn more please contact partnership@capetownmagazine.com.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City!

 

Cape Town Events Calendar
April 2018
SO MO DI MI DO FR SA
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30

Harbour House 2Meet-up Mondays: Sushi and Wine at this ...

Get a free glass of wine with a sushi platter at Harbour House V&A Waterfront

LaParada20Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials ...

Two Hours of 2-For-1 Drink Specials with Happy Hour At La Parada

Santa's Village V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront Opens Santa’s Village ...

Flying in from the North Pole, Santa will be in Cape Town to see if kids have been ...

Panasonic_Siya_360% Off On Electronics at NEW Panasonic ...

Do your Christmas shopping at the all-new Panasonic pop-up store at Panasonic House in ...

Botane Skin Actives New Images 2Get 20% Off BOTANē Skin Actives ...

Simplified skin health for less in store this holiday season

pinelands_marketGet Festive At Pinelands Craft & Gift ...

Free entry to this market brimming with delicious food and good quality, well-priced ...

Summer Glice Rink Mini Neon Pop-up Summer Ice Skating ...

You read that right, kids can go ice skating in summer

Galilieo_RupertSaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

OX boat rides 110% Off: See The Marine Big 5 on an ...

Whales, dolphins, penguins, cape fur seals and mola mola (sunfish), an awesome boat trip ...

legends_live_in_concertCelebrate The Music Legends All On One ...

A talented 10-piece cast impersonates music legends to perfection

Roast and Co Daily: Two Hours of 2-For-1 Specials at ...

Plus: Half-price on all “To Share” plates – see what’s on the menu here

2 4 1 hqHQ: Not Such a Blue Monday After All

HQ’s #2FOR1Monday: Live acoustic music and two Salad, Steak and Chips set menus for the ...

KewpieAn Inspiring Message of Diversity and ...

The vibrant diversity of District Six comes alive with an exhibition about a famously ...

Cape Culinary Tours Valentine's Day InclusionTake a Bite into History with Cape Town ...

Learn about Cape Town’s past while savouring local cuisine with these informative ...

AroundAboutCars 3 Get R100 Off Your Next Hired Car From ...

Quote “CapeTownMagazine” when booking a car through AroundAboutCars and get R100 off

danielasSample Daniela's Exotic Macarons For ...

Salted caramel, purple surprise, ginger sesame, cinnamon milk tart and 20 more Parisian ...

Le Bonheur 12Get a 20% Discount on Accommodation at ...

Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures offers patrons a 20% discount when they stay at this ...

Ubuntu Climbs 365 3How Many Hikes Up Table Mountain Does ...

A hike a day gets the funds raised. This guy is hiking Table Mountain every single day of ...

Cartel House 8Get a Co-Work Desk Discount Plus Free ...

Book your hot desk at this ultra-luxe Cape Town co-working space provider this Monday and ...

soccerCape Town City Take On Chippa United ...

Will City win again?

Cherry Picking Ceres Klondyke Farm 3Cherry On Top: Klondyke Kicks Off ...

Pick your cherries and eat them too at this family-friendly cherry farm in Ceres

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

tigersmilk26Get 2-for-1 Burgers Every Monday at any ...

Make the most of your Mondays by getting more than you bargained for at all Tiger’s ...

WetterReise TippsGarden RouteMein Kapstadt

Entdecke aufregende Abenteuer in der Mother City - jedesmal neu - jedesmal anders. Gib uns ein Daumen hoch?