Alistair Izobell directs Fleur du Cap Awards

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Alistair Izobell promises a night of flamboyance and flair at the 53rd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards.

Alistair Izobell will direct the Fleur du Cap Awards.
Alistair Izobell will direct the Fleur du Cap Awards.

The 53rd annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, amongst the most sought-after in the South African performing arts community, will take place on Sunday, 18 March at 17:30 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town. It promises to be a night of flamboyance and flair.

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Fleur du Cap Wines, who sponsor the Awards, will be featured throughout the night. The newly branded wines served in celebration of excellence in theatre, will complement the guests’ unique contribution to the performing arts, whether it be through sharing their flair, being flamboyant or showing some Joie de Vivre.

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Alistair Izobell, who will direct the ceremony, is no stranger to the stage and has been a performer for some 30 years. His introduction to the mainstream and professional world of entertainment, started when he was chosen from more than 50 hopefuls for the role of “Broertjie”, (The Argus vendor), in David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen’s production of “District Six- The Musical” and he has not looked back. Alistair performed the role of Ritchie Valens in the South African theatre production of the hit musical, “The Buddy Holly Story” and toured SA with this production. To date his solo music career lists 8 albums and many one man shows to his credit. Besides performing and song writing, he has tapped back in to his roots of music by starting to musically supervise and be musical director of a few major musicals, including Kramer Petersen – Songbook; David Kramer – Some Like It Vrot; Willy Russel / David Kramer – Blood Brothers; David Kramer – Kat and The Kings and David Kramer – District Six Kanala. Alistair was also commissioned to write and perform the new hit SA soap opera, Suidooster theme song and has performed in the soapie.

He will be assisted by internationally acclaimed performer and choreographer, Grant van Ster. Grant will no doubt showcase his flair with cutting edge, thought-provoking contemporary choreography that seeks to inspire and push artistic boundaries.

CapeTalk presenter and a member of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards judging panel, Africa Melane, returns to host and will be supported by a variety of female Fleur du Cap Theatre Award recipients, to present the awards.

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. Winners receive a medallion and a R15 000 cash prize. Awards are considered in 26 different categories, including awards for the Lifetime Achievement and Innovation in Theatre. The recipients of these special awards will be announced at the ceremony.

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. With your virtual ticket you will receive a special code to log in to the stream. Tickets cost only R100 each. Standard data rates apply. Purchase your tickets from the Baxter Box Office on 021 685 7880 or Webtickets from 15 February 2018.

Guests can look forward to excellent food whilst enjoying a variety of Fleur du Cap wines.

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