Bard’s tale of love returns to the Fugard Theatre

Roxane Hayward as Viola de Lesseps and Daniel Mpilo Richards as Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love.

The award-winning South African premiere production of the enchanting romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love returns to the Fugard Theatre due to overwhelming demand.

It will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from Tuesday August 14.

Eric Abraham presents this Fugard Theatre production of Shakespeare in Love which was a runaway success last year, playing to sold out houses and critical acclaim from reviewers and audiences alike.

Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning 1999 screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End’s Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.

Shakespeare in Love features a stellar cast of 21 actors including the return of the loveable fur-actor Bogart as Spot the Dog, who captured the hearts of all who saw the show. The play is directed, by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas.

Tickets cost between R150 and R350 and can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at

There is a 15% discount available for the Friends of The Fugard members.