The Fugard Theatre

A Story of Freedom: The Road to Mecca at The Fugard Theatre

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

A Story of Freedom: The Road to Mecca at The Fugard Theatre

A riveting tale of artistry, truth, identity and moral consciousness

The Road to Mecca, which opens this week at the Fugard Theatre, is a thought-provoking story of an artist’s desire for personal and artistic freedom within the confines of a conservative and very religious community in the Karoo in 1970s apartheid South Africa.

Written in 1984 by the great South African playwright Athol Fugard, The Road to Mecca is inspired by and based on the story of artist Helen Martins who lived in Nieu-Bethesda where she created the now-famous Owl House. The Owl House is a work of art, which Martins created between 1945 and 1976 as the antidote to the dullness of her daily life, by transforming her world with light, colour and texture.

Today the Owl House is a designated provincial heritage site where the spirit and legacy of Miss Helen lives on.

Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production of The Road to Mecca as a tribute to the iconic playwright Athol Fugard in his 85th year. Catch it now, playing at the Fugard Theatre on Caledon Street in District Six.

With theatre heavyweights Sandra Prinsloo and Marius Weyers in the roles of Miss Helen and the Reverend Marius Byleveld respectively, and joined by double Fleur du Cap. Award-winning actress Emily Child as Elsa Barlow, look forward to a production with gravitas that touches on various universal themes around expression and the human condition.

TICKETS AND DETAILS FOR THE ROAD TO MECCA AT THE FUGARD

Tickets are available online via Computicket.co.za and range between R130/p to R230/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 4551 or visit their website: TheFugard.com.

Photo credit: Daniel Rutland Manners

---

On the hunt for Cape Town’s best theatre? See our overview of all the stellar theatre houses in the city.

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

Also, catch the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story showing at the Artscape Opera House.

In the mood for something more than theatre? 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
December 2020
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 29 30 31

One&Only A glamorous escape at One&Only Cape ...

A resort holiday with special experiences for less than ever

Distillers & Union Make your unique brand of gin

And there’s more: vodka, rum, fiery ginger beer plus the chance to tour this working ...

IVEE Free: Learn how to homeschool better at ...

The Virtual Education Expo is free to attend

africamps7Discover South Africa with these great ...

From the pet-friendly Stanford Hills to a camp located on a large fishing dam in Limpopo

café rouxCafe Roux Noordhoek has an exciting ...

See Matthew Mole, The Kiffness, Fintry and more live at Café Roux this month

virtual_garden3Discover the McGregor Magic Virtual ...

Explore South Africa’s amazing biodiversity without leaving home

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

VW_October_promotions4Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

GiveawaysTravel Tips