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Limited Tickets Available To The Star-studded 2019 Fleur Du Cap Awards
The who’s who in theatre and media will be out in their best threads at this annual extravaganza
Prepare yourself for a night of glamour and red carpet excitement when South African theatre is celebrated at the Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards. The event takes place on Sunday 10 March 2019, but there are only a limited amount of tickets available to the public, so move fast.
WHERE IT STARTED
The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been honouring theatre excellence since 1965 and have continued every year since. Winners are chosen after an assessment of around 90 productions at some 20 venues in and around Cape Town. Local critics, journalists, writers and drama educators make up the judging panel.
RED CARPET GLAMOUR
But here’s where the fun part comes in – entry to the event is usually by invitation only, but this year the public can attend. Now you can mingle with celebrities at a red-carpet awards ceremony, pose for pictures and live in a moment of luxury at this sought-after experience. A food menu will be served during the ceremony and there’ll also be live entertainment throughout the evening too.
AND THE NOMINEES ARE
There are 23 award categories and over 100 nominees vying for them. Here are some of the main categories:
AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING STUDENT
Carlo Daniels (Magnet Theatre)
Cassandra-Tendai Mapanda (The Centre for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies, UCT)
Du Toit Albertze (US)
Lerato Makuwa (AFDA)
Nancy Sekhokoane (AFDA)
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Elton Landrew in Langarm as Eddie
Kevin Hack in West Side Story as Tony
Musanete Sakupwanya in Calling Us Home as Nelson
Mxolisi (Zuluboy) Majozi in Tsotsi the Musical as Tsotsi
Ryan de Villiers in Matilda the Musical as Miss Trunchbull
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Carmen Pretorius in The Sound of Music as Maria Rainer
Kim Louis in Langarm as Dinah
Kitty Harris in Matilda the Musical as Matilda
Lynelle Kenned in Calling Us Home as Grace
Rushney Ferguson in Langarm as Angelina
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Ann Juries in The Taming of the Shrew as Grumio
Antoinette Kellermann in Endgame as Nell
Emily Child in The Road to Mecca as Elsa Barlow
Lesoko Seabe in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time as Siobhan
Nicole Holm in Swerfgoed as Aegistha
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Anna-Mart van der Merwe in Swerfgoed as Esta
Fiona Ramsay in Sweet Bird of Youth as Princess Kosmonopolis
Nicole Fortuin in Oleanna as Carol
Qondiswa James in A Faint Patch of Light as The Lover
Sandra Prinsloo in The Road to Mecca as Miss Helen
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alan Committie in Oleanna as John
Andrew Buckland in Endgame as Hamm
Kai Luke Brümmer in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time as Christopher Boone
Neil McCarthy in Curse of the Starving Class as Weston Tate
Rob van Vuuren in Endgame as Clov
Greg Karvellas for Oleanna
Sara Matchett for Womb of Fire
Sylvaine Strike for Curse of the Starving Class
Sylvaine Strike for Endgame
Tinarie van Wyk Loots for Swerfgoed
Endgame (Baxter Theatre & Derek Lubner)
Curse of the Starving Class (Baxter Theatre Centre & SU Woordfees)
Kudu (Baxter Theatre Centre & Magnet Theatre)
Matilda the Musical (Pieter Toerien Productions & GWB Entertainment)
Womb of Fire (The Mothertongue Project)
STUDENTS PROVIDING SUPPORT
Students from the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, Varsity College, and the Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography will also be assisting in staging the event to gain on-the-job experience. They’ll work and learn from theatre, culinary and hospitality, photography and design professionals.
TICKETS TO THE FLEUR DE CAP THEATRE AWARDS
If you were wondering what to do in Stellenbosch this Sunday:
Tickets cost R250pp and can be purchased via the Artscape Theatre.
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