Press Release: Fleur du Cap announces the 2013 Nominees for the 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre

February 25, 2014

The nominees for the prestigious 49th annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been announced. Prizes will be presented to the winners at a glamorous event that will be held at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town on Sunday 16 March at 6pm.

 

Each award carries a R15 000 cash prize as well as a silver medal, making it one of the most coveted theatre awards in the industry. “For almost five decades, the awards have recognised and affirmed the rich diversity and excellence within the performing arts fraternity in the Western Cape,” says Melanie Burke, chairperson of the panel of judges.

 

Irma Albers, Arts & Culture Controller of Distell, says the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards is one of the flagship Arts & Culture initiatives supported by the Distell Foundation and is a premier event on the South African social calendar. Lara Bye will direct the awards ceremony that will feature a stellar entertainment line-up.

 

Awards are presented in twenty different categories and the panel of judges make their decisions after having viewed almost a hundred productions hosted in several venues in and around Cape Town.

 

Last year 84 productions were eligible for the awards. For a production to qualify, a run of a minimum of eight performances over a period of three weeks at the same venue is required.

 

The judges for the 2013 productions were Africa Melane, Coreen Lloyd, Dr Beverley Brommert, Dr Gabriël Botma, Gillian Mitchell, Herman van der Westhuizen, Jill Markram, Len Ashton, Mariana Malan, Marina Griebenow, Peter Tromp, Rone Arendse, Johan van Lill, Eugene Yiga and Tracey Saunders.

 

The voting process is audited and overseen by the legal firm, Cluver Markotter Inc.

 

The nominees in the various categories are as follows:

 

1. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

Albert Pretorius, James Cairns and Rob van Vuuren for The Three Little Pigs as various characters

Brendon Daniels for Rooiland as Adidas

Graham Hopkins for Vigil as Kemp

Lionel Newton for The Miser as Harpagon

 

2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Janna Ramos-Violante for Venus in Fur as Vanda Jordan

Jennifer Steyn for The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore as Flora “Sissy” Goforth

Kate Liquorish for My Name Is Rachel Corrie as Rachel Corrie

Thembi Mtshali-Jones for A Woman In Waiting as various characters

 

3. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Atandwa Kani for The Miser as Valere

Charlton George for Rooiland as Pastoor

Terence Bridgett for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Nick Bottom and Pyramus

Wilhelm van der Walt for Rooiland as Francie

 

4. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Hannah Borthwick for A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Helena

Kate Liquorish for The Miser as Elise, daughter of Harpagon

Patricia Boyer for The Miser as Frosine and Master Jacques

Vanessa Cooke for Vigil as Grace

 

5. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Brendan van Rhyn for The Rocky Horror Show as Frank-N-Furter

Grant Almirall for Jersey Boys as Frankie Valli

Jonathan Roxmouth for Sunset Boulevard as Joe Gillis

Paul du Toit for The Rocky Horror Show as Brad

 

6. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Angela Kilian for Sunset Boulevard as Norma Desmond

Bianca le Grange for Blood Brothers as Mrs Johnstone

Jenny Stead for The Rocky Horror Show as Janet

Taryn Sudding for Noel and Gertie as Gertrude Lawrence

 

7. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Adrian Galley for The Rocky Horror Show as the Narrator

Andrew Laubscher for The Rocky Horror Show as Riff Raff

Duane Alexander for Jersey Boys as Bob Crewe

James Borthwick for Sunset Boulevard as Max von Mayerling

 

8. BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL OR MUSIC THEATRE SHOW

Andréa Frankson for Blood Brothers as Linda

Dominique Maher for The Rocky Horror Show as Columbia

Bethany Dickson for Sunset Boulevard as Betty Schaefer

Daneel van der Walt for The Rocky Horror Show as Magenta

 

9. BEST PERFORMANCE IN A REVUE, CABARET OR ONE-PERSON SHOW

Jemma Kahn for The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories For Consenting Adults as the storyteller

Kate Liquorish for My Name Is Rachel Corrie as Rachel Corrie

Phillip Dikotla for Skierlik as various characters

Thembi Mtshali-Jones for A Woman In Waiting as various characters

 

10. AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING STUDENT

Daniel Richards [UCT]

Dean John Smith [US]

Emma Kotze [UCT]

Gantane Gwane Kusch [UCT]

Lea Seekoe [UCT]

 

11. BEST DIRECTOR

Jaco Bouwer for Rooiland

Mark Fleishman for Voices Made Night

Sylvaine Strike for The Miser

Tara Notcutt for The Three Little Pigs

 

12. BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Daniel Galloway for The Rocky Horror Show

Jaco Bouwer for Rooiland

Mark Fleishman and Craig Leo for Voices Made Night

Paul Abrams for Sadako

 

13. BEST SET DESIGN

Chen Nakar and Sarah Roberts for The Miser

Craig Leo for Voices Made Night

Jaco Bouwer for Rooiland

Saul Radomsky for Die Laaste Karretjiegraf

 

14. BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Marcel Meyer for The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore

Penny Simpson for Sunset Boulevard

Penny Simpson for The Rocky Horror Show

Sarah Roberts for The Miser

 

15. BEST SOUND DESIGN, ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPOSITION OR ORIGINAL SCORE

Braam du Toit for Rooiland (Original Score and Sound Design)

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (Original Score)

James Webb for Die Laaste Karretjiegraf (Sound Scape)

Matthew MacFarlane for Hayani (Composition and Live Performance)

 

16. BEST PUPPETRY DESIGN

Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Janni Younge for Sadako

 

17. BEST NEW SOUTH AFRICAN SCRIPT

Albert Pretorius, James Cairns, Rob van Vuuren and Tara Notcutt for The Three Little Pigs

Nicholas Spagnoletti for Civil Parting

Phillip Dikotla for Skierlik

Tertius Kapp for Rooiland

 

18. ROSALIE VAN DER GUCHT PRIZE FOR NEW DIRECTORS

Gabriella Pinto

Megan Young

Penelope Youngleson

Zanne Solomon

 

The People’s Choice will no longer be awarded. In the spirit of the Awards, the funds previously allocated to this category will be dedicated to Theatre Development, thus growing future talent in the industry. The AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THEATRE and the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD will be announced at the awards ceremony.

 

Tickets to the Awards cost R150 per person and include canapés and Fleur du Cap wines. Follow the Awards on Twitter, Facebook, Website

 

Press release issued and prepared by Allison Foat, DIVA PR on behalf of Distell Foundation. For media queries contact Allison Foat on 083 635 6312 – allison@divapr.co.za.

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