The best on stage at Fringe Festival The best on stage at Fringe Festival The best on stage at Fringe Festival

2015-08-25 06:00

With a bold and sassy programme of more than 70 productions, this year’s Cape Town Fringe – which runs in the city from 24 September to 4 October – promises to be a showcase of the best of South African theatre.

Audiences can look forward to an invigorating mix of new and original work spanning every genre, the organisers say. It is the second time this annual event will be held in the city.

Artistic Director Ismail Mahomed says the Cape Town Fringe was evolving its own artistic fingerprint – that of an engaged, original, and socially aware programme.

“It demonstrates how independent artists and arts companies are passionately engaging with the world around them and bringing that experience to their work,” Mahomed said, adding that more productions are likely be added in the coming weeks as contractual and other discussions are concluded.

While the programme comprises mostly theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre, music, family theatre and magic will round off the 11-day festival.

This year’s line-up aims to offer a wide choice, ensuring that the Fringe matches the vibrancy and creativity of other Fringe Festivals worldwide.

Produced by the experienced team at the National Arts Festival, the Cape Town Fringe will make use of venues in the City Centre, at the Vandamp;A Waterfront and Langa.

“The programme has a strong Cape flavour with locally based artists making up approximately 60% of the programme,” Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says. More than 18 000 tickets were sold last year.

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Booking opens for the Fringe at the end of August at www.capetownfringe.co.za

With a bold and sassy programme of more than 70 productions, this year’s Cape Town Fringe – which runs in the city from 24 September to 4 October – promises to be a showcase of the best of South African theatre.

Audiences can look forward to an invigorating mix of new and original work spanning every genre, the organisers say. It is the second time this annual event will be held in the city.

Artistic Director Ismail Mahomed says the Cape Town Fringe was evolving its own artistic fingerprint – that of an engaged, original, and socially aware programme.

“It demonstrates how independent artists and arts companies are passionately engaging with the world around them and bringing that experience to their work,” Mahomed said, adding that more productions are likely be added in the coming weeks as contractual and other discussions are concluded. While the programme comprises mostly theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre, music, family theatre and magic will round off the 11-day festival.

This year’s line-up aims to offer a wide choice, ensuring that the Fringe matches the vibrancy and creativity of other Fringe Festivals worldwide.

Produced by the experienced team at the National Arts Festival, the Cape Town Fringe will make use of venues in the City Centre, at the Vandamp;A Waterfront and Langa.

“The programme has a strong Cape flavour with locally based artists making up approximately 60% of the programme,” Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says. More than 18 000 tickets were sold last year.

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Booking opens for the Fringe at the end of August at www.capetownfringe.co.za

With a bold and sassy programme of more than 70 productions, this year’s Cape Town Fringe – which runs in the city from 24 September to 4 October – promises to be a showcase of the best of South African theatre.

Audiences can look forward to an invigorating mix of new and original work spanning every genre, the organisers say. It is the second time this annual event will be held in the city.

Artistic Director Ismail Mahomed says the Cape Town Fringe was evolving its own artistic fingerprint – that of an engaged, original, and socially aware programme.

“It demonstrates how independent artists and arts companies are passionately engaging with the world around them and bringing that experience to their work,” Mahomed said, adding that more productions are likely be added in the coming weeks as contractual and other discussions are concluded.

While the programme comprises mostly theatre, dance, performance art, physical theatre, music, family theatre and magic will round off the 11-day festival.

This year’s line-up aims to offer a wide choice, ensuring that the Fringe matches the vibrancy and creativity of other Fringe Festivals worldwide.

Produced by the experienced team at the National Arts Festival, the Cape Town Fringe will make use of venues in the City Centre, at the Vandamp;A Waterfront and Langa.

“The programme has a strong Cape flavour with locally based artists making up approximately 60% of the programme,” Fringe CEO Tony Lankester says.

More than 18 000 tickets were sold last year.

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Booking opens for the Fringe at the end of August at www.capetownfringe.co.za

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