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Monday, March 19, 2018


(Greg King)

Winners of the 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were announced on March 18, 2018, at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town.

Among the award winners was celebrated Durban set designer, Greg King, for his design for Suddenly the Storm.

Suddenly The Storm formed part of the Playhouse Company’s 2017 Women’s Arts Festival.

To quote from the artSMart review: “Designed by Durban’s Greg King, the set is a jumble of a work room. There’s a desk and chair, an old and torn car seat serving as a divan, notice boards, broken blinds and shelves filled with a chaotic array of files, papers, and an equally chaotic adjacent workshop. It’s all covered with a corrugated iron roof that obviously leaks. The props list and their positioning must run to a considerable number of pages!”

For more than five decades the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards together with Fleur du Cap Wines have been honouring excellence in theatre at an evening of flamboyant celebration that is a highlight of the Mother City's cultural calendar.

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. Category winners received R15,000 and a medallion.

A total of 115 productions from the year under review were eligible for consideration. The awards, considered in 26 different categories, include special awards for Lifetime Achievement which went to Alvon Collison, and the Award for Innovation in Theatre was shared by Imbewu Trust and Kunste Onbeperk.

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards are sponsored by the Fleur du Cap wine brand (