Bard’s tale of love

Wynberg actor Darron Araujo played Henslowe. With him is Rosebank actor, director and playwright, Luke Ellenbogen.

The South African premiere of Shakespeare in Love opened at the Fugard theatre on Wednesday October 18. The play features 20 actors, the largest cast since the theatre complex opened in 2011, and a dog, Bogart, who was a stray prior to taking to the boards in his professional debut. With lead actors Dylan Edy and Roxanne Hayward, the comedy is written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Oscar-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman. Now under resident director Greg Karvellas, the production is on until Saturday November 25. Tickets from R130 to R320 can be booked through the Fugard Theatre box office at

021 461 4554 or through Computicket.