CapeTownMagazine.com

Look Who's Playing Shakespeare's Richard III at Maynardville

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

Look Who's Playing Shakespeare's Richard III at Maynardville

One of SA’s award winning actors and funniest comics portrays the famous hunchback with a masterful plan to become the King of England

Fake news, false narratives and rumours. Sound familiar? “Shakespeare's thoughts on self-interested power and twisted ambition still resonate to this day,” says Geoffrey Hyland, the award-winning theatre director bringing the story of Richard III to the Maynardville Open Air Festival from 6 February to 9 March 2019.

Acclaimed actor and one of SA's funniest comedians, Alan Committie, will play Richard, bringing his quirky charm into what is regarded as one of Shakespeare's greatest stories. Committie was recently nominated for the best actor award for his role in the hard-hitting drama Oleanna, and will be applying this level of excellence in his role as the Hunchback would be king.

SO WHAT EXACTLY IS RICHARD III AGAIN?
It’s an historic retelling of King Richard III, a hunchback who devises an elaborate plan to become the king of England. “Richard III is the timeless and universal story of the rise and fall of one of Shakespeare’s most thrilling and charismatic villains,” explains Hyland, “Through rumour, fake news and false narratives, Richard aims for the crown and destroys all who stand in his way, including those closest to him.”


Alan Committie as Richard in Richard III. Photo credit Maggie Gericke

WHO IS THIS GEOFFREY HYLAND GUY?
Hyland has directed many Shakespeare plays, his most recent being Twelfth Night, which was performed at the Maynardville Open Air Theatre in 2017. He has over 90 theatre productions under his belt and has won the Fleur du Cap Award for Young Directors and the Standard Bank Young Artist Award.

… AND ALAN COMMITTIE?
Alan Committie is an internationally-acclaimed stand-up comedian and award-winning actor. He  has received rave reviews for his one-man shows and acclaim for his starring role in the international hit play, Defending The Caveman. He is considered one of SA’s funniest comedians and is also a qualified high school teacher.

WHO ELSE WILL BE STARRING IN RICHARD III?
Joining Alan Committie will be a host of experienced theatre performers including Anthea Thompson (The Father, My Briljante Egskeiding) as Queen Margaret, Lee-Ann van Rooi (Woman Alone, Sara Se Geheim) as the Duchess of York, Andrew Laubscher (Swerfgoed, Marat Sade) as the Duke of Buckingham and Bianca Mannie (Homeland, Saints & Strangers) as Lady Anne.


The cast and director Richard III. Photo credit Jesse Kramer

TICKETS
Tickets cost from R150 to R220, and you can either call call  Computicket at 0861 915 8000, or book online.

ABOUT THE MAYNARDVILLE OPEN-AIR FESTIVAL
The Maynardville Open-Air Festival is in its second year, and presents music, dance, comedy and more. The programme includes performances by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra,  the Cape Town City Ballet, a comedy season run by the Cape Town Comedy Club and a variety of Cape Town’s top performing artists in the beautiful outdoor setting of the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre in Wynberg.

---

See how the unique power of Shakespeare unites children from diverse backgrounds at the Shakespeare School Festival.

Watch one of SA’s craziest and talented guitarists play his best music at Maynardville 

For more evenings under the stars, check out the schedule at The Galileo Open Air Cinema.

Give your abs a workout and laugh out loud at Comedy In The Vines or other stand-up comedy.

For more culture, have a look at our overview of theatres in Cape Town

Supercharge your event? Our Events Support Programme gets results. Contact support@capetownmagazine.com or +27 (0)21 422 2444.

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2019
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
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

Kinky BootsSmash-Hit Kinky Boots Now On At The ...

With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

cape_towns_most_wantedDid You Say Popping, Locking, Pantsula ...

Cape Town shows off its street cred, creativity and originality in a dance extravaganza

teambuildingTeambuilding Activities You’ll ...

14 teambuilding activities and why they work

fpl_5Get Moving in Functional Training Class

Improve your fitness, strength and overall functionality with the Functional Performance ...

ac_marriott_musicHappy Hour and Live Music Every ...

Get a discount on drinks and tapas before local musicians step up to entertain you

conrad_hicksStudio Tours Of The Artist’s Forge To ...

View for free: A new collection of hand-forged metal furniture and sculpture rippling ...

aroundaboutnew1Get a Free Stay in Scarborough With ...

Just use the promo code when booking a 4X4 and camping equipment

sundoo2019_4South-Indian Tapas and Thalis For a ...

Vegan options, halaal-friendly, casual but beautifully decorated: Sundoo South Indian ...

the41_music3Romantic Beach Vibe and Live Music At ...

Live Thursdays: Come in your slops to this chic Camps Bay spot for great food and live ...

OX Seals 04Smile: You Get 10% Off Seal Snorkelling ...

Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

sgtpepper152-for-1 Burger or Pizza Deal At Sgt ...

A reason to eat out: Get a free pizza on Tuesdays and a free burger on Thursdays at this ...

cartelcafe6Lunch Sorted: A Midweek Buffet At The ...

Fill up your plate and tuck into a tasty lunch spread every Wednesday and Thursday: From ...

coco_safar_lunchOn The House: Try A Rooibos Cold Brew ...

Satisfy your cravings for South African flavours such as bobotie or hit the spot with ...

Barrs7Common Summer Ailments And Their ...

What most people ask about sunscreen, hay fever, runny tummy, malaria meds and ...

Rotterdam_KwetuSafariPicnic2Farm Stay Special: Free Sunset Safari ...

Idyllic Swellendam farm accommodation with a special game drive and picnic amongst the ...

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

house of h2 For 1 New Corona Cocktails on the ...

All-new whiskey-Corona mixes, Corona mojitos for after-work drinks during two-hour ...

Coco Safar Dinner NEW 2Indulge In Dinner and Dessert At Coco ...

And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

Jack Black 12Alternating Jazz and Quiz Nights at ...

Live tunes or pub quiz? Take your pick of Thursdays at the brewery taproom in Diep River

African RelishGet Hands-On With Local Fresh Produce ...

Leave it up to African Relish to create the perfect food-centred weekend getaway

Waterworld Strand Waterpark Cape TownFree Putt-Putt Special at Waterworld ...

False Bay’s finest family fun zone is offering a complimentary game of mini golf with ...

Vergenoegd_duckrun1Cheer On The Ducks At Vergenoegd Löw

Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips

Curious to make exciting discoveries in Cape Town every day? "LIKE" us for a daily hidden gem.