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Armand Aucamp joins Shakespeare in Love

2018-07-03 11:33
Armand Aucamp
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Cape Town - Local actor Armand Aucamp will join the cast of the Fugard Theatre's return season of the award-winning, enchanting romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love


Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production which returns from 14 August to the Fugard Theatre due to overwhelming demand.

Aucamp, who was most recently seen as Mynie in kykNET's newest action series Knapsekêrels, steps in to the role of Marlowe, Will Shakespeare's closest friend and confidante. 

Aucamp is known for his TV and film work, including Krotoa, Die Boekklub, Sterlopers 2. His theatre credits include Bladsy 3, Cardenio, The Garage Sale, Wolf at the Door, Mary and the Conqueror and Othello


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"With his extensive experience and brilliant acting talent, Armand is perfect for the role of Marlowe and we are delighted to have him join our wonderful company of actors," says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. 

Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

THE STORY 

Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block, the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse -  Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.

Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will's love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.

Shakespeare in Love features a stellar cast of 20 actors and the return of the loveable fur-actor Bogart as Spot the Dog, who captured the hearts of all who saw the show. The play is directed by the Fugard Theatre's resident director Greg Karvellas.