The Fugard Bioscope has an exciting January line up with The National Theatre Encore Season starting with Rosencratz and Guildenstern are Dead on Sunday 14th.
The National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to re-experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 bioscope season, featuring the best of British theatre screenings as well as some new titles from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat, with its full size high definition cinema screen and 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system. The productions are filmed live, transporting you directly into the heart of the action on stage.
The line-up for January 2018 is
Sunday 14 January – 11 am – ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
Monday 15 January – 7pm ANGELS IN AMERICA – PT 1
Sunday 21 January – 11am – OBSESSION
Monday 22 January – 7pm –ANGELS IN AMERICA – PT 2
Sunday 28 January – 11 am – AMADEUS
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD – David Leveaux`s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard`s name overnight. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution) star in this brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast from The Old Vic theatre in London.
The new staging of Tony Kushner`s multi-award winning two-part play ANGELS IN AMERICA is directed by Olivier and Tony award winning director Marianne Elliott (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse). America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Places and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Russell
Tovey (The Pass).“A start-to-finish sensation” Daily Telegraph
In OBSESSION Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti`s 1943 film, broadcast from the Barbican Theatre. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs. Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.
Music. Power. Jealousy. Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer`s iconic play, AMADEUS filmed at the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he`s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.FIVE STARS from the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Time Out, Independent, The Stage.
WHERE: The Fugard, Caledon St, District Six, Cape Town 8001
TICKETS: R100 and can be booked through Computicket on 0861 915 8000, online or at any Shoprite Checkers outlet. Bookings can also be made at the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554.
The Fugard foyer bar is open from 10am on Sundays and 6pm on Mondays, serving a range of delicious light snacks as well as the finest coffee, wine and drinks.
PHOTO: Lucian Msamati as Antonio Salieri in Amadeus. Image by Marc Brenne