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Zoid, Rabinowitz and more at the Fugard Theatre this Winter

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On 22 and 23 July, legend Afrikaans rock-chic Karen Zoid will take the stage for two live concerts to start her 10 cities, 10 gigs Afrikaners is Plesierig 10-year anniversary tour.

Since the release of her first solo album Poles Apart ten years ago, Zoid's albums have gone gold with hits like Beautiful, Afrikaners is Plesierig and Small Room. She received a SAMA for Best Female Artist alongside numerous other awards, and has performed with international artists like Annie Lennox, Metallica and John Mayer. The gigs at the Fugard Theatre are the first two of her national anniversary tour, where after she will also be performing at Oppikoppi, as well as in venues in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Bloemfontein.

Returning to Cape Town from a sell-out run at the National Arts Festival, Joe Calarco's Shakespeare's R&J directed by Fred Abrahamse will be on stage at the newly launched 150 seat Fugard Theatre Studio from 25 July to 20 August. Set in an exclusive boarding school, four pupils discover an illicit copy of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and start acting it out. Perceptions and understandings are turned upside down. As the fun of play-acting turns serious and the words and meanings begin to hit home, universal truths emerge. Told entirely through Shakespeare's language, Shakespeare's R&J is both the story of Romeo and Juliet and the journey of four young 3men who, during the course of one thrilling night, discover the power of theatre and the new worlds it can open up.

Independent American singer Michelle Shocked is lined up for 8 and 9 August. Joined by top South African musicians, including her long time touring partner Schalk Joubert (who has toured with her over the last five years in the USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand) on Bass, top SA drummer Kevin Gibson and the multi-talented Melissa van der Spuy on Keyboards and vocals, Shocked will display her multifaceted talents as a world-class singer, songwriter, storyteller and entertainer.

Sensational funnyman Nik Rabinowitz'ss Work In Progress is on from 11 to 13 August. Nik Rabinowitz was raised on the mean, green streets of Constantia, Cape Town, a world of ride-bys (on horseback), piano lessons, and unrelenting love and financial support from family members. He grew up on a farm, climbing trees and commentating on his own rugby games in at least three of South Africa's eleven official languages.† After graduating from UCT with a Business Science Degree, Nik went off with a troop of donkeys and a bunch of traveling actors, to discover stand-up comedy one afternoon in 2001. Work in Progress promises to be entirely fresh, new material and fans should expect the unexpected.

Instrumental pop group Sterling EQ is on stage for a once-off concert on 19 August. They are only the second all-girl band to have won a coveted MTN South African Music Award (SAMA) in the past 8 years. Sterling EQ won the SAMA in the Best Jazz / Instrumental / Popular Classical DVD category, for their Sterling EQ Live in Concert, Cape Town DVD."From Mozart to Mandoza?" is a phrase that Sterling EQ often use when describing the content of their repertoire. Juxtaposing musical styles like Classical and Latin House, Baroque and Kwaito proves that the stylistic boundaries are certainly not set in stone. Be sure to catch them for this once off concert in the equally stunning Fugard Theatre.
All bookings and full scheduling is available on computicket.com, thefugard.com or through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554

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