UCT prominent among Fleur Du Cap nominees

08 February 2008 | Story by Myolisi Gophe

Up for honours: Women Beware Women, a new play by Geoffrey Hyland (back left, here with the cast of Mirror Mirror), has received five Fleur Du Cap nominations.

A new play directed by UCT's Geoffrey Hyland has received five nominations for the prestigious Fleur Du Cap Theatre Awards for 2007.

Hyland's production of Howard Barker's adaptation of Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women landed nominations for best performance by an actress, best supporting actress, best costume and best lighting design.

Hyland also picked up a nomination for best set design for Women Beware Women, which was on show at the Little Theatre in October.

Other UCT members up for the awards are Little Theatre's Associate Professor Chris Weare for best director for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and part-time lecturer Claire Watling for best performance in a revue or cabaret for Kissed by Brel.

In the best student category, UCT boasts three of the four nominees - Emily Child, Graham Watkins and Pakamisa Zwedala.

Last year, Hyland's production of Twelfth Night picked up three Fleur Du Cap awards - Watling was named the best supporting actress, Little Theatre wardrobe co-ordinator Illka Louw won for best costume and prop design, while UCT alumnus Nicholas Ellenbogen walked off with the best supporting actor award.

The 2008 awards ceremony will be hosted at Baxter Theatre on 9 March.

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