For more than five decades the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have honoured excellence in theatre. This year’s winners were announced on Sunday, 18 March 2018, at the Baxter Theatre. A total of 11 awards went to UCT staff and alumni.
Fleur du Cap winners are chosen from productions performed at professional theatre venues in and around Cape Town. Theatre practitioners are recognised for their acting, directing, staging and technical abilities.
A total of 115 productions from the year under review were eligible for consideration in 26 different categories. These included special awards for lifetime achievement, which went to Alvon Collison, and innovation in theatre, which was shared by Imbewu Trust and Kunste Onbeperk.
What Remains, the original play penned by Associate Professor Nadia Davids, and directed by Associate Professor Jay Pather, took several awards during the course of the evening. Davids and Pather won for best new South African script and best director respectively.
The production’s other accolades included: best performance by an ensemble (Faniswa Yisa, Buhle Ngaba, Denise Newman, Shaun Oelf), best lighting design (Wilhelm Disbergen) and best performance by a lead actress (Faniswa Yisa).
The coveted title of best production was awarded to the Baxter Theatre Centre’s Nicolette Moses for their staging of Marat/Sade.
The following UCT alumni were also winners:Robyn Scott: best performance by a supporting actress in a play
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