The Fugard Theatre Celebrates the Silly Season with a Fest of Comedy
Sensational Funny Man Alan Committie heads up and hosts a star-studded comedy line-up as the Fugard Theatre proudly presents its very first Fugard fest of Comedy, from 29 November to 17 December.
Alan and his Comedy Committee of Rob van Vuuren, Carmen Maarman, Hope Maimane and Jo Galloway will treat audiences to a three-week festive frolic on the Fugard Theatre Stage. In a deliciously hilarious comedy revue romp, this team of many talents reflects on a long 2011, and is sure to have audiences laughing well into 2012.
In the spirit of holiday season overindulgence, the Comedy Committee will be joined every night by yet another funny friend, in a line-up that will see the cream of the comedy crop gracing the Fugard stage. Mark Banks joins the ranks for the first week, and will be up to his usual uncontrollable madcap antics from 29 November to 3 December, an additional 17h00 show has been added to Saturday 3 December. Skirting around relatively taboo topics with charm and ease, comedy doctor Riaad Moosa will split your sides and keep you in stitches at the same time, when he joins the gang for the 6th, 7th and 10th December. During the final week, 12 to 17 December, Stuart Taylor brings his intelligent comedy magic to the mix to round off a fantastic season of laughs.
“…it’s time to laugh. It has been a long year with so much happening in it – particularly at the Fugard Theatre. I think it is time we all kick back and allow some of the country’s finest funny people to let us slip into the holiday season. The Fugard Theatre is going to be buzzing during this fest of comedy! Come and join us for a sundowner in our rooftop tent overlooking the city and the glorious mountain…” says Daniel Galloway, General Manager of the Fugard Theatre.
With a team that are no strangers to local and international stages, this promises to be much more than stand-up silliness – although a little bit of that never goes amiss, and seems a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of the silly season….
Generous discounts are offered for advance group bookings of ten or more and for Friends of the Fugard. Tickets cost R100 – R140, and are available through Computicket.
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About the Fugard Theatre:
The 280-cinema style seater Fugard Theatre and 150-seater Fugard Theatre Studio is located within the historic Sacks Futeran building in Cape Town’s District Six, with the renovated Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance. Construction of The Fugard Theatre was underwritten by its founding producer Eric Abraham, and is named in honour of Athol Fugard, South Africa’s greatest playwright. All seating is reserved and can be booked on line at www.computicket.com or the box office on 021 461 4554. Those interested in the theatre should contact the Fugard Theatre General Manager Daniel Galloway on Daniel@thefugard.com.
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