Dance, drama and opera for March and April at Fugard Bioscope

By MapMyWay
8 March 2018

Fugard Bioscope, Royal Ballet production of The Winterís Tale
March and April at Fugard Bioscope

The Fugard Bioscope presents screenings of the world’s best recorded live theatre, opera and ballet productions to be enjoyed from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat and on the Fugard’s full size high definition cinema screen with a 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system.

Productions staged by companies such as the National Theatre, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Bolshoi Ballet and Young Vic are filmed live, transporting you directly into the heart of the action on stage.

The March and April line up at the Fugard Bioscope is:

Sunday 11 March 11amThe National Theatre’s SALOMÉ

Sunday 8 April 11am – the Royal Ballet’s production of A WINTER’S TALE

Sunday 15 April 11am –the Young Vic’s production of YERMA

Sunday 22 April 11am –  The Royal Ballet’s BERNSTEIN CENTENARY

Sunday 29 April 11am –National Theatre’s CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF

Line up Info

Internationally acclaimed theatre director Yael Farber draws on multiple accounts of much told story of SALOMÉ to create her urgent, hypnotic production on the stage of the National Theatre. This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salome at the centre of a revolution.

Wheeldon`s adaptation of William Shakespeare`s play features British Principals Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson dancing the parts of Hermione and King Leontes in the Royal Ballet’s production of A WINTER’S TALE on 8 April. Complete with colourful costumes and mesmerising stage effects, Wheeldon`s production is widely acclaimed as a modern classic, tracing an emotive journey of redemption and reconciliation as a compelling dance-drama.

The incredible Billie Piper returns in her Olivier Award-winning role in the Young Vic’s production of YERMA.  A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child, in Simon Stone`s radical production of Lorca`s achingly powerful masterpiece. `shatteringly powerful` (Independent); `an extraordinary theatrical triumph` (The Times).

In BERNSTEIN CENTENARY three Royal Ballet choreographers honour the creative genius of Leonard Bernstein as part of the special worldwide centennial celebration of works created in response to his music. This programme includes two world premieres of by Wayne McGregor and Christopher Wheeldon, as well as the first revival of Liam Scarlett`s The Age of Anxiety set to Bernstein`s Symphony No 2.

Rounding off the April programme is the National Theatre’s `thrilling revival` (New York Times) of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, starring Sienna Miller alongside Jack O`Connell and Colm Meaney, directed by Benedict Andrews.

WHERE: Fugard Theatre, on corner of Harrington and Caledon Streets, District Six, Cape Town 8001. Harrington Street car park is located at the corner of Caledon and Harrington streets and is available for the use of Fugard Bioscope patrons.

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, serving a range of delicious light snacks as well as the finest coffee, wine and drinks.

For further information about the 2018 Fugard Bioscope season visit