The enchanting Shakespeare in Love is back at the Fugard by popular demand

2018-08-23 11:43


Daniel Mpilo Richards and Roxane Hayward in Shakes
Daniel Mpilo Richards and Roxane Hayward in Shakespeare in Love. (Photo: Claude Barnardo)

Cape Town – If you missed out on the opportunity to see the South African production of Shakespeare in Love on stage, you’re in luck. 

Back by popular demand the award-winning production returns to the Fugard Theatre in the Mother City. 

The show, written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, was a runaway success last year and is back with a bang. 

Shakespeare in Love features a stellar cast of 21 actors including the return of its loveable fur-actor Bogart as Spot the Dog. 

The play is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas. 

Stepping into the role of Will Shakespeare is Daniel Mpilo Richards, who has been dazzling audiences as Bernardo the leader of the Sharks in the Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story

Shakespeare in Love

(The cast of Shakespeare in Love. Photo: Claude Barnardo)

Channel24 attended a packed performance of the play on Wednesday night which ended with a standing ovation and cheers from the crowd. 

The show is an energetic mix between drama and comedy with a magnificent cast that include the Fleur du Cap winning actress Robyn Scott as Elizabeth I, Roxane Hayward as Viola de Lesseps, Cape Talk’s John Maytham as Fennyman, and Armand Aucamp as Kit Marlowe


Shakespeare in Love will be performed from Tuesday to Saturday at 20:00 with a 15:00 matinee on Saturdays. There will be Sunday matinee performances at 15:00 on 16, 23 and 30 September. 

Tickets from R150 to R350 can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website

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