'Old Man and The Sea' to show at the Fugard Theatre

Old Man and The Sea (Photo: Supplied by Contagious Theatre Company)
Old Man and The Sea (Photo: Supplied by Contagious Theatre Company)

Cape Town - Following their highly successful run with The Snow Goose at The Fugard earlier this year, local theatre gem, Contagious Theatre is excited to be returning with their interpretation of the Ernest Hemingway classic, The Old Man and the Sea, which opens on 30 July and runs until 24 August 2019.


Santiago is an old fisherman who hasn't brought in a catch for 84 days. While the villagers pass judgments on his past and his future, the old man heads far out into the Gulf of Mexico where he hooks a giant marlin. And so begins his epic battle.

Working within and around the themes of life, death, brotherhood and the struggle for existence, this imaginative adaptation gives this classic text a modern twist for the contemporary audience. Using chorus, mask, physical performance, an innovative set and epic sound design, this is a delightfully theatrical re-imagining of Hemmingway's classic tale.

The production is adapted by Nick Warren with Jenine Collocott and stars James Cairns, Taryn Bennett and Jaques De Silva. It features an original soundtrack by Sue Grealy andis designed and directed by Jenine Collocott.


Dates: 30 July - 24 August, Tuesday - Saturday

Times: 20:00 with a matinee show on Saturdays at 15:00

Ticket prices : Range from R140 - R160 and are available from The Fugard Box Office. Visit  www.thefugard.com or call 021 461 4554.

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