Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards 2018

The 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards was the highlight of theatre events hosted in Cape Town at the Baxter Theatre!
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Reviewing 115 productions for the 2017 theatre year, the judges had some tough decisions to make to honor and celebrate the people of the theatre industry. It was really great to see the support and joy shared by everyone for each award category. The highlight for me was when Alvon Collison received the Lifetime Achievement award and him having the crowd in stitches and I’m sure quite a few tears too as was the case with me. Was really an emotional moment of which Edith Plaatjies had one too and it was really great that she could share it with us. 
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Host for the evening Africa Melane did a sterling job and the entertainment throughout the evening was really extraordinary. Have a look at our Facebook page for a video as a little taste of the nights entertainment of which myself and Lady Morgana thoroughly enjoyed.
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The winners of the 24 award categories are:

Award for most promising student
Luntu Masiza | AFDA

Best new South African script
What Remains by Nadia Davids

Best new director
Nico Scheepers

Best theatre production for children and young people
Jon Keevy for The Underground Library

Best performance by an ensemble
The cast of What Remains

Best performance in a revue, cabaret or one-person show
Gideon Lombard as Marnus in Die Reuk van Appels

Best performance by a supporting actor in a musical or music theatre show
Sanda Shandu as Lucky in King Kong

Best performance by a supporting actress in a musical or music theatre show
Isabella Jane as The Mistress in Evita

Best performance by a lead actor in a musical or music theatre show
David Dennis as Bernadette in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best performance by a lead actress in a musical or music theatre show
Edith Plaatjies as Joyce in King Kong

Best lighting design
Wilhelm Disbergen for What Remains

Best set design
Greg King for Suddenly the Storm

Best costume design
Leigh Bishop and Lieze van Tonder for Twelfth Night

Best sound design, original music composition or original score
Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for Original Music Composition (additional) for King Kong

Best performance in an opera – male
Lukhanyo Moyake as The Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto

Best performance in an opera – female
Johanni van Oostrum as Senta in Der Fliegende Holländer

Award for innovation in theatre
Imbewu Trust and Kunste Onbeperk

Lifetime achievement award
Alvon Collison

Best performance by a supporting actor in a play
Mark Elderkin as Malvolio in Twelfth Night

Best performance by a supporting actress in a play
Robyn Scott as Elizabeth I, Ensemble in Shakespeare in Love

Best performance by a lead actress in a play
Faniswa Yisa as The Archeologist in What Remains

Best performance by a lead actor in a play
Craig Morris as Tartuffe/Madame Pernelle in Tartuffe

Best director
Jay Pather for What Remains

Best production
Marat/Sade – The Baxter Theatre (Nicolette Moses)

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