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Tartuffe nominated for 53rd Fleur du Cap Awards


 Tartuffe has been nominated in 5 different categories for 53rd Fleur du Cap Awards!


The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards will take place on Sunday, 18 March at 17:30 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town. 

These annual awards are regarded amongst the most valued and prestigious in the South African performing arts industry. This year's ceremony will take place on Sunday, 18 March at 17:30 at the Baxter Theatre Centre in Cape Town and promises to be an "Elegantly Extravagant" evening.



Craig Morris in Tartuffe as Tartuffe/Madame Pernelle


Camilla Waldman in Tartuffe as Cléante


The Cast of Tartuffe


Sasha Ehlers for Tartuffe


Sylvaine Strike for Tartuffe




For over 50 years the Fleur du Cap wine brand has proudly associated itself with the Theatre Awards as displaying the flair that is synonymous with the wine. "Theatre is the showcase for generations of artists; it is an honour to support such a pivotal part of the industry," says SA Brand Manager for Premium Wines, Khanya Mashalaba.

Through awarding excellence in professional theatre Fleur du Cap wine and the Theatre Awards have played a significant role in the lives of South African theatre-makers.

Winners are chosen from productions performed at professional theatre venues in and around Cape Town. Theatre practitioners are recognised for acting, directing, staging and technical ability. These nominations reflect the excellent theatre talent seen on stages throughout the Western Cape last year. For the first time, awards will be made in the categories of Best Performance in an Opera (Male), Best Performance in an Opera (Female), Best Performance by an Ensemble, Best Theatre Production for Children and Young People and Best Production. This year awards will not be made in the category Best Puppetry Design.

The awards are considered in 26 different categories, including for Lifetime Achievement and Innovation in Theatre. The latter will be announced at the ceremony next month. The judges for the 2017 productions were Africa Melane, Dr Beverley Brommert, Eugene Yiga, Johan van Lill, Marina Griebenow, Maurice Carpede, Niel Roux, Tracey Saunders and Wayne Muller. 

A total of 80 diverse productions from the year under review were eligible for consideration. The student panel adjudicated another 35 student productions, bringing the total number of productions that were considered in 2017 to an astounding 115.

"The increased number of nominees in the category for Best New South African Script is extremely exciting as it means that local theatre-makers are becoming bolder in telling the stories that are at the heart of our collective lived experience. To see life imitating art in this way is truly exhilarating. We thank Fleur du Cap wine brand, the hardworking panel of judges, theatre-makers and all the creatives behind the scenes who made this possible," says Melanie Burke, chairman of the judging panel.

Each award carries a cash prize of R15 000 and a silver medallion. All voting processes are audited and overseen by Distell Internal Audit and the legal firm Cluver Markotter Inc. 



A limited number of tickets for the ceremony at The Baxter Theatre will be on sale at R300 per person.

However, there is no reason to miss this exciting annual event! For the first time in the history of the awards theatre lovers can share in the celebrations from the comfort of their own home, in real-time, through a virtual experience, at only R100 per ticket, standard data rates apply. Purchase your tickets from the Baxter Box Office on 021 685 7880 or Webtickets from 15th February 2018.

Follow the awards on Facebook at @FleurduCap and on Twitter @FDCTheatreAward. 



The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards are sponsored by the Fleur du Cap wine brand (www.fleurducap.co.za). At inception in 1965, the awards were known as the Three Leaf Awards, becoming the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in 1978 to celebrate one of Distell's leading wine brands.

The panel of judges, chaired by a non-voting chairperson, is made up largely of local critics, journalists, writers and drama educators. Fleur du Cap, one of South Africa's premier and best-known wines is a flagship brand in the Distell Group (www.distell.co.za).

For more information on the awards, contact Christine Skinner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 082 855 7277.

For more information about Tartuffe, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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