Local scripts big contenders for 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

Local theatre scripts have taken the lead as nominees in the The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, says chairperson Melanie Burke.

A large contingent of locally written scripts is taking the lead with actors and actresses who have been in the space for a long time... They've been doing incredible work in 2016.

Melanie Burke, chairperson of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

The coveted awards will be handed out during a ceremony taking place on Sunday, 19 March at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town (tickets are sold out).

The awards honouring excellence in theatre and Burke explains that the judging process is very grueling.

Winners are chosen after an evaluation of around 90 productions staged at approximately 20 venues in and around Cape Town.

CapeTalk presenter and a member of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards judging panel, Africa Melane, returns as co-host with the glamorous Cathy Specific.

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