Well-known actor and film star Desmond Dube will be joining the cast of the Fugard Theater’s critically acclaimed musical King Kong. Next year, the well known star is expected to step into the central role of Pop in the production, which is currently playing at the Fugard until February 2018.

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. 

Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre said: “We are delighted to welcome Desmond Dube back to the Fugard Theatre stage, where he last captivated audiences in his award-winning performance in I See You. It is a limited season to catch this incredible star on our stage.”

Dube is well known to South African audiences as a much-loved actor and presenter on TV and Films. He is well known for his incredible seven series of Dube on Monday’s, No. 1 Ladies detective agency and Suburban Bliss. On the big screen he has performed in highly-acclaimed films like Hotel Rwanda, Love and broken bones and Milinium Menace.

King Kong the musical 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. It is is directed by Jonathan Munby who also directed the Fugard Theatre’s production of A Human Being Died That Night with Noma Dumezweni  among many other international productions. 

King Kong runs at the Fugard Theatre until 18 February 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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