the rocky horror show 

the fugard theatre | cape town | 2013 - 2014

montecasino theatre | johannesburg | 2014 - 2015

 

Acclaimed as “the hottest show on stage this season”, this critically lauded production of The Rocky Horror Show entered the record books in South Africa with an unbroken run of 444 performances in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

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AWARDS:

 

Fleur du Cap Award for Best Actor in a Musical: Brendan van Rhyn

Fleur du Cap Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Andrew Laubscher

Fleur du Cap Award for Best Supporting Actress: Daneel van der Walt

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Actor in a Musical: Paul du Toit

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical: Jenny Stead

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical: Dominique Maher

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Adrian Galley

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Lighting Design: Daniel Galloway

Fleur du Cap Nomination for Best Costume Design: Penny Simpson

Naledi Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical - Male: Brendan van Rhyn 

Naledi Theatre Award for Best Musical Director: Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, Stefan Lombard

Naledi Theatre Award for Best Sound Design: Aki Khan

Naledi Theatre Award Nomination for Best Production of a Musical

Naledi Theatre Award Nomination for Best Costume Design: Penny Simpson 

Naledi Theatre Award Nomination for Best Set Design: Tina Driedijk, James Cooke and Anwar McWhite

Naledi Theatre Award Nomination for Best Choreography: Louisa Talbot

 

PRESS:

 

“Mesmerising. Phenomenal. Beyond brilliant ... Rocky Horror undoubtedly ranks as one of the best productions I’ve seen in years. Scratch that - one of the best productions ever to grace the South African stage.” THE STAR

 

“There are so many elements to this intricately designed musical that add up to it being the hottest show on stage this season. The cast’s vocal prowess, the fit-like-a-fishnet-glove costumes, the magical stage - small yet so well utilised - and the next levels of video, animation and lighting that give a whole new dimension to what is possible on stage” WHATSONINCAPETOWN 

 

“There's so much to love about this production - acting, singing, dancing, costumes, set, video and graphic design - that it's hard to know what to praise first” BIZCOMMUNITY

 

★★★★ This slick production of The Rocky Horror Show goes old-school while using very new-school tech ... (It) sparkles with its tongue in its cheek and gleams with energy” CAPE ARGUS

 

“The Fugard Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show proves itself to be a winner. With its inventive set, electrifying live band and gung-ho cast, the show is an unadulterated hoot ... Director Matthew Wild and his cohorts, which include a whole coterie of top notch behind the scenes folks, do not disappoint. Right from the off the mood feels right: debauched, cheeky and just a little dangerous, as if proceedings could fly off the handle at a moment’s notice.” THENEXT48HOURS 

 

“This unique and rousing staging of Richard O'Brien's inspired classic is as fresh and original as when it first hit me like a ton of bricks in 1974. Director Matthew Wild is indeed an ingenious 'wild and untamed thing', taking his heavenly out-of-this-world cast to the extreme with his inspired direction ... If you want to experience theatre unlike anything you've experienced before, make sure to not miss this production ... It is without a doubt one of the best stagings of Rocky Horror the world has ever seen” THE WRITING STUDIO

 

“I can with great authority offer a standing ovation to director Matthew Wild and his cast and creative team ... Everything, from the seamless blend and interchange between the projected animations and the set, to the band’s tight performance, and the best choreography I have seen for this show, has been a treat” SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

 

“The run of The Rocky Horror Show at The Fugard is directed by Matthew Wild, who is one of South Africa's forthcoming theatre innovators. Wild is an out-of-the-box mind who merges theatre-making and creativity to produce well-produced theatre that is visually stimulating and (in this case) musically alive ... I have never seen multimedia used so well in enhancing a production, and to be frank, I think theatre-makers worldwide should be exposed to this production”  EYEWITNESS NEWS

 

“Die stelontwerp is asemrowend. ’n Skerm, wat soms heelal is en ander kere gebruik word om slim, geanimeerde beeldmateriaal te vertoon, word gebruik vir toneelwisselings en allerlei ander slim gebruike ... Hier is niks wat skaaf of skuur nie, behalwe nou die karakters in oorgawe met mekaar. Dit is ’n seepgladde produksie.” DIE BURGER

 

“Last year The Fugard Theatre in Cape Town staged a local version, directed by the extraordinarily talented Matthew Wild, and which enjoyed a sold-out run for months on end. The show’s back with one or two changes to the exceptional cast ...  This is truly an ensemble piece and each player brings to their character a slick and highly watchable performance ... Design by Tina Driedijk, Daniel Galloway and Penny Simpson is breathtaking ... Musical supervision and direction by the veteran Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and choreography by Louisa Talbot is flawless. This local production showcases the talents of a range of extraordinarily talented South Africans, which is why this Rocky Horror Show has also deservedly raked in heaps of awards.” DAILY MAVERICK