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.

Take a listen:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Friday Profile: Jack Devnarain aka Rajesh Kumar

Friday Profile: Jack Devnarain aka Rajesh Kumar

"I had imagined myself as a lawyer" says the actor in the long-standing role of Rajesh Kumar on SABC 3's Isidingo.

How historical fiction makes the past come alive (and 12 must-read examples)

How historical fiction makes the past come alive (and 12 must-read examples)

Arts journo Karabo Kgoleng describes how the genre adds colour to historical events and changes ideas about existing narratives.

Amadeus' Lucian Msamati : From Harare to the international stage

Amadeus' Lucian Msamati : From Harare to the international stage

The 40-year-old, born in London but raised in Tanzania and Zimbabwe, has over the years crafted a stellar career for himself.

SA's Moonyeen Lee on voting for Oscar winners: 'Like a kid in a candy store'

SA's Moonyeen Lee on voting for Oscar winners: 'Like a kid in a candy store'

The first time member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gives us insight into the Oscar’s selection process.

Rejuvenated Cape Carnival all set for bumper weekend

Rejuvenated Cape Carnival all set for bumper weekend

The Wynberg Family Festival, previously The CT Carnival, will be in full festive swing at Maynardville Park next month.

Meet John Kani, a legend of South African theatre

Meet John Kani, a legend of South African theatre

A legend of South African theatre, a voice of honour and reason. Find out how John Kani forged a path to success, even when everything was against him.

#30PlusAppreciation: Lebo Mashile gives thumbs-up to redefining aging

#30PlusAppreciation: Lebo Mashile gives thumbs-up to redefining aging

Poet, actor and author Lebo Mashile speaks about how she has learned to trust herself and listen to her instincts as she ages.

Cutest 9-year-old winner sang her heart out for Annie tickets

Cutest 9-year-old winner sang her heart out for Annie tickets

CapeTalk listeners had an opportunity to win tickets to the musical at the Artscape Theatre.

Actor launches dream cabaret theatre in Mother City

Actor launches dream cabaret theatre in Mother City

Actor Brendan van Rhyn launches new burlesque-style cabaret theatre and talks about his hopes and dreams.

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

William Kentridge (world-renowned South African artist) opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield interviews one of our most beloved artists of all time about his money hopes, fears, successes, failures, etc.

Popular articles
Athol Trollip: We respect the court's judgment

Athol Trollip: We respect the court's judgment

Trollip says the DA respects that NMB has a new government, saying that he has learned fundamental lessons about coalitions.

Breaking down Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Breaking down Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Lalla Hirayama is on a national awareness campaign to bring attention to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in South Africa.

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Don't blame racism on illness says Eusebius

Eusebius McKaiser says it is not unethical for the media to accurately quote the word k***ir if it was used by someone.

 'What is a mere six babies?' exclaims a horrified Bongani Bingwa

'What is a mere six babies?' exclaims a horrified Bongani Bingwa

Breakfast Show Host Bongani Bingwa shares his views on the deaths of six babies due to Klebsiella outbreak.

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

Key things to consider ahead of your retirement

If you’re a baby boomer on the brink of retirement, here are a few things to consider ahead of time.

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

17-year-old learner killed teacher for not allowing him to jump the food queue

Spokesperson for Education department says the fact that this learner is still in Grade 10 at 17 may indicate there is a problem.