Nominees announced for the 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

Nominees announced for the 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards

The 52nd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards today announced its nominees. These annual
awards are amongst the most coveted in the South African performing arts fraternity. This
year’s ceremony will take place on Sunday, 19 March at 18:00 at the Artscape Theatre in
Cape Town and promises an evening that is ‘Alive with Flair’.
For over 50 years the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre
Awards as they showcase the flair that is synonymous with the wine. “The awards enable us to
support theatre-makers who offer moments of freedom and purposeful expression,” says Distell
Luxury Brand Director, Carina Gous.
Both the Fleur du Cap wine brand and Theatre Awards have played a significant role in the
lives of South African theatre-makers through awarding excellence in professional theatre.
Winners are chosen from productions performed at professional theatre venues in and around
Cape Town. Theatre practitioners are recognised for their acting, directing, staging and
technical abilities. These nominations reflect the exceptional talent seen on stages last year,
and which kept audiences coming back for more.
The awards are considered in 20 different categories including awards for the Lifetime
Achievement and Innovation in Theatre. The recipients of the latter two will be announced at
the ceremony next month. A total of 85 productions from the year under review were eligible
for consideration. Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, an insufficient number of student
productions could be adjudicated last year and consequently the award for the Most Promising
Student will not be made. Similarly, no award is being made in the category for Best Puppetry
Design.The judges for the 2016 productions were Africa Melane, Dr Beverley Brommert,
Christine Moritz, Eugene Yiga, Johan van Lill, Marina Griebenow, Niel Roux, Steyn du Toit
and Tracey Saunders.
It was an exhilarating year in our theatres, where real life and art became interchangeable.
“The stage was set for expressions of individual and collective stories, without which we would
not be able to celebrate excellence in theatre. Thank you to Fleur du Cap wines, the
hardworking panel of judges, theatre-makers and all the creatives behind the scenes who made
this possible,” says Melanie Burke, chairman of the judging panel.
For a production to be eligible, a run of a minimum of eight performances over a period of
three weeks at the same venue is required. Each award carries a cash prize of R15 000 and is
accompanied by a silver medallion. All voting processes are audited and overseen by the legal
firm Cluver Markotter Inc.
The nominees in the various categories (Name – Play – Role) are:
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Andrew Buckland for The Inconvenience of Wings as Paul
Desmond Dube for I See You as Buthelezi
Marius Weyers for The Father as André
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi for Cattle Drive as Ra
Ralph Lawson for A Voice I Cannot Silence as Alan Paton
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Anna-Mart van der Merwe for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek as Elmarie Kleynhans
Ilse Klink for Kristalvlakte as Priscilla
Jennifer Steyn for The Inconvenience of Wings as Sara
Jennifer Steyn for A Doll’s House as Nora Helmer
Susan Danford for Clybourne Park as Bev/Kathy
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY
David Viviers for The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner as James
Dean John Smith for Kristalvlakte as Ephraim
Lunga Radebe for I See You as Shabangu
Motheo Madisa for Cattle Drive as Enoch
Rob van Vuuren for A Doll’s House as Nils Krogstad
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Amy-Louise Wilson for The Father as Laura
Anthea Thompson for A Doll’s House as Mrs Kristine Linde
Babalwa Zimbini for Ityala Lamawele as Yiliwe
Bianca Flanders for Kristalvlakte as Miela
Megan Furniss for The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner as The Mother
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A REVUE, CABARET OR ONE-PERSON SHOW
Antoinette Kellerman for As die broek pas as Ella Gericke
Daniel Richards for Pay Back The Curry as Various
Marlo Minnaar for Santa Gamka as Luck Marais
Pieter-Dirk Uys for The Echo of a Noise as The Narrator
Wessel Pretorius for Die Ontelbare 48 as Various
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Anton Luitingh for Annie as Daddy Warbucks
Earl Gregory for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Joseph

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor dreamcoat

Jonathan Roxmouth for I’m Playing Your Song: The Marvin Hamlisch Story as Marvin Hamlisch
Jonathan Roxmouth for Sweeney Todd as Sweeney Todd
Paul du Toit for Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Hedwig
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Bianca le Grange for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as The Narrator
Charon Williams-Ros for Sweeney Todd as Mrs Lovett
Charon Williams-Ros for Annie as Miss Hannigan
Genna Galloway for Hedwig and the Angry Inch as Yitzhak
Lilla Fleischmann for Annie as Annie
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Dean Roberts for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Jacob/Potiphar
Germandt Geldenhuys for Sweeney Todd as Adolfo Pirelli
Jonathan Roxmouth for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as Pharaoh
Michael Richard for Sweeney Todd as Judge Turpin
Richard Vorster for Annie as Drake
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW
Candice van Litsenborgh for Sweeney Todd as Various
Delray Halgryn for Annie as Lily
Sanli Jooste for Sweeney Todd as Johanna
Taryn Sudding for Annie as Grace
Zoleka Mpotsha for A Man of Good Hope as Asad (as a boy) / Musharaf
BEST DIRECTOR
Christiaan Olwagen for A Doll’s House
Jaco Bouwer for Santa Gamka
Lara Foot for Karoo Moose
Lara Foot for The Inconvenience of Wings
Noma Dumezweni for I See You
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
Ben Cracknell for Annie
Faheem Bardien for Ityala Lamawele
Jaco Bouwer for Santa Gamka
Tina le Roux for Sweeney Todd
Wolf Britz for A Doll’s House
BEST SET DESIGN
Colin Richmond for Annie
Greg King for Sweeney Todd
Rocco Pool for The Father
Rocco Pool for A Doll’s House
Saul Radomsky for Clybourne Park
BEST COSTUME DESIGN

District Six Kanala

A scene from District Six Kanala

Birrie le Roux for District Six Kanala
Birrie le Roux for Clybourne Park
Colin Richmond for Annie
Neil Stuart Harris for Sweeney Todd
Niall Griffin for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
BEST SOUNDSCAPE, ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION OR ORIGINAL SCORE
David Kramer for District Six Kanala – Original Music Composition and Original Score
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek – Soundscape
Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi & Motheo Madisa for Cattle Drive – Soundscape
Ulric Namasun Roberts for Santa Gamka – Soundscape
Wilken Calitz for Kristalvlakte – Soundscape and Original Score
BEST NEW SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIPT
Amy Jephta for Kristalvlakte
Lara Foot for The Inconvenience of Wings
Mongiwekhaya for I See You
Penelope Youngleson for Sillage
Ralph Lawson & Greg Homann for A Voice I Cannot Silence
BEST NEW DIRECTOR
Mbongeni Mtshali
Quanita Adams
Wessel Pretorius