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The Demon Bride

Comedy-Horror for Cape Town.

Bianca FlandersNominated for three WoordTROfees awards at this year’s University of Stellenbosch Woordfees, The Demon Bride will be unleashed on the Fugard Studio Theatre from 8 May.

Eric Abraham presents this production in association with US Woordfees. The Demon Bride is the latest play from multiple award-winning playwright and director Louis Viljoen, who is also the Fugard Theatre’s Writer in Residence.

The play was nominated for the WoordTROfees awards in the categories of Beste Actor for Bianca Flanders as Amelia, Best Woodrfees Debut and Best Technical Performance for the Sound Design by James Webb.

The Demon Bride is a gripping and hilarious comedy-horror that sees Viljoen taking an exciting new direction in a production that will make you shiver with delight!

The Demon Bride: its wedding season and the wine lands are abuzz with travellers who come to celebrate the nuptials of friends and family. But when the wedding party gets trapped in a haunted cabin in the middle of a dilapidated wine farm, a carefree weekend turns into a nightmare when the spirit of an ancient demon possesses a newlywed and wreaks havoc on her friends. The Demon Bride has one simple message: `With this ring I thee DEAD!’

The production stars Craig Jackson, Sarah Potter, Bianca Flanders, Carel Nel and Andrew Roux.

Set Design is by Rocco Pool, Lighting Design by Benjamin du Plessis and Sean Whitehead,  Costume Design by Widaad Albertus and Sound Design is by internationally acclaimed artist James Webb whose theatre credits include the Fugard Theatre productions of The Birdwatchers and Die Laaste Karretjiegraf, both of which won him Fleur du Cap Awards.

Viljoen’s first play as the Fugard’s Writer in Residence, The Eulogists, was nominated for a Fleur du Cap Theatre Award for Best New South African Script.   Viljoen has won Fleur Du Cap Theatre awards, Best New South African Script for Champ in 2013 and The Kingmakers in 2015. He was also the recipient of the Rosalie van Der Gucht Best New Director award for his plays, The Kingmakers and The Pervert Laura.


The Demon Bride

Fugard Studio Theatre

From 8 May, at 20:00.

Maninee Performances on Sundays, at 15:00

Tickets cost R160 and can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website at www.thefugard.com.





The Demon Bride is presented in English and has an age restriction of 18 because of adult content, strong language and sex!


Photo: Daniel Rutland Manners

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