The Fugard Theatre has launched a new digital platform, The Fugard At Home, allowing audiences to access a range of theatrical content online.
Theatre lovers are now able to stream some of The Fugard Theatre’s acclaimed past productions, visit the Information Hub to find out what is streaming both locally and globally, and even take a 360-degree tour of the Theatre’s foyer. Visitors can also learn more about Athol Fugard and his extensive body of work, as well as read up on the history of the building the Fugard is located in.
Lamees Albertus, General Manager and Producer of The Fugard Theatre, said that all of the content on The Fugard At Home is offered free of charge and as a public service to keep theatre and the arts alive in the homes and minds of audiences.
Current titles available is Athol Fugard’s The Road to Mecca, which ran at the Fugard in 2018. The production stars Sandra Prinsloo and Marius Weyers, and the award-winning Emily Child.
“Master Harold”…And The Boys, which was staged in celebration of the Fugards tenth birthday, is also be available to stream due to popular demand. Starring Desmond Dube, Kai Luke Brummer, and Siya Mayola, the reviews describe the production as: “a fine tribute to one of South Africa’s finest playwrights” (Sunday Times).
The Fugard At Home will also feature The Performer Series, which will go into production soon. The Performer Series provides a environment for multi-medium, single performer, performance pieces, including theatre, dance, music and more, to take place on the Fugard’s main stage, filmed and edited and then broadcast on The Fugard At Home platform. Once launched, an episode will be released per week.