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Multiple award-winning star Desmond Dube joins cast of Fugard’s acclaimed King Kong.

Multiple award-winning actor and popular TV and film star Desmond Dube has joined the cast of the Fugard Theatre’s hit production of the iconic South African musical King Kong.  Dube has stepped into the central role of Pop in the production, which is currently playing at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, having been extended for a final time to 4 March 2018.

Presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, this production of the historic musical King Kong has received five star reviews in 2017. Dube joins the cast fresh from the success of an international tour and Johannesburg run of The Market Theatre’s production of The Suitcase, adapted and directed by James Ngcobo from the short story by Es’kia Mphahlele.

King Kong tells the story of heavyweight fifties boxing champion Ezekiel Dlamini whose self-appointed ring name was “King Kong” to the wildly exhilarating music of Todd Matshikiza.  Dube joins Andile Gumbi as King Kong and Edith Plaatjies as shebeen queen Joyce.  The Fugard Theatre’s King Kong is directed by Jonathan Munby.

Read our Review of the 2017 Run in Johannesburg here.

The Fugard Theatre’s production sees Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba.

The Fugard Theatre’s King Kong cast includes: Sanda Shandu as Lucky, Tshamano Sebe as Jack, Ntambo Rapatla as Miriam and Josslynn Hlenti as Petal.

Also performing with the ensemble are Joel Zuma, JT Medupe, Athenkosi Mfamela, Shalom Zamisa, Sibusiso Mxosana ; Aphiwe Menziwa,  Namisa Mdlalose, Siphiwe Nkabinde, Lungelwa Mdekazi, Barileng Malebye, Rushney Ferguson, Given Mkhize, Siyasanga Papu, Ziyanda Yako, Masego Mothibakgomo  and Jabulani Gambu.

A live 9-piece band, under the direction of Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba, accompanies the action at every performance.

KING KONG runs at the Fugard Theatre until 4 March 2018 Tuesday to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee at 3pm on Saturdays and on Sundays at 4pm.

Tickets cost from R130 to R280. Bookings can be made at Webtickets www.webtickets.co.za and through the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.

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