The cast has been revealed for The Fugard Theatre’s South African premiere production of Terrence McNally’s hilarious Tony Award winning farce IT’S ONLY A PLAY.

Presented by The Fugard Theatre, IT’S ONLY A PLAY will run in The Fugard Theatre from April 14, 2020. The production will be directed by The Fugard Theatre’s Artistic Director Greg Karvellas.

IT’S ONLY A PLAY, written by four-time Tony winner Terrence McNally, is a celebration of theatre at its best… and theatre people behaving at their not-so-best. It’s alternately raucous, ridiculous and tender – and proves that sometimes the biggest laughs happen offstage.

The line up for the all South African cast includes Andrew Laubscher (The Rocky Horror Show, Swerfgoed) as Peter Austin; Dianne Simpson (Kinky Boots, Into The Woods) as Julia Budder; Nicholas Pauling (The Hucksters, The Father) as James Wicker; Darron Araujo (Shakespeare in Love, Champ) as Ira Drew; Genna Galloway (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) as Virginia Noyes; Sven Ruygrok (Shakespeare in Love, Equus) as Frank Finger and Tristan de Beer (Macbeth, Hamlet) as Gus P Head.

Tickets from R210 to R350 can be booked through The Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554 or through The Fugard Theatre’s website at

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Date: April 14
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cost: R210 - 350


The Fugard Theatre
Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, District Six
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Phone: 021 461 4554
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