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Well, we know that we were involved in 3 Fleur du Cap nominations (Janni Younge in the category of Best Prop and/or Puppetry Design for her masks in both Pictures of You and QUACK!, and Rob Murray in the category of Best Lighting Design for the lighting in Pictures of You).  Our hangovers on Monday morning made us suspect that we had won at least one of them, and on checking the programme again, we realised we had won both!!

HUGE FTH:K congratulations to both Janni and Ugli Bob on their wins – drinks on them next time you see them…

Once again, the evening was a huge success – and we’re not just saying that because we won or had lots of champagne! It was a wonderful, classy event in celebration of the arts, and it’s thanks to supporters like Hertz & Lindt Chocolate that the awards can happen and happen in the style in which they do. But special mention must be given to Distell, who for over 40 years have been getting behind the arts in a huge way.  The Fleur du Cap awards are yet another example of the vision that Distell has in recognising the power of the arts, and of the mutually beneficial relationships to be had between the corporate sector and the arts sector.

So, to Rob, Janni, Distell, Hertz and Lindt: WE SALUTE YOU!

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We’re a Visual Theatre company, right?  And we’d like to think we’re at least above-average at what we do, right??  Well, then, it’s no surprise that our performances of QUACK! and Pictures of You should find their way into three 2009 Fleur du Cap nominations, in two of the most important Visual Theatre categories that the FDC’s have: Best Prop/and or Puppetry Design and Best Lighting Design!  That’s right, folks.

Our wonderful collaborator, Janni Younge, has been nominated in the category of Best Prop and/or Puppetry Design for her masks in both Pictures of You and QUACK! (as well as for her work on The Tempest because that’s how much she rocks), and our very own Rob Murray has been nominated in the category of Best Lighting Design for the lighting in Pictures of You.

When asked how he felt about the nomination, Rob “Ugli Bob” Murray managed to dry his eyes with his sleeve just long enough to say, “I’m…just…so…happy!…” before breaking down again into unintelligible sob-comments that included something about not even being a lighting designer.

Now, we have no control over who will win these awards but with your help, we could make a go at scooping the FDC People’s Choice Award: simply click here, head to the top right of the page to the People’s Choice Award link, click and vote for your favourite (FTH:K) production of 2009. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards ceremony in March, and you know you’d like it to be us!

We at the Company are super-thrilled for all the nominations and applaud all the nominees for their participation Kapetown Kultcha in 2009.  Mostly, we look forward to finally being invited legitimately to the Fleur du Caps…

Read more about the other awesome Nominees, and REMEMBER: Pictures of You is only on at the Baxter until this Saturday, and with tonight already being SOLD OUT, it’s best you hurry to book your tickets!