The Market Theatre has received a record-breaking 47 nominations at the Naledi Theatre Awards, marking them as the best in the business.
The massive tally has surpassed all previous nomination records and sees the Market Theatre affirming its place as South Africa’s most vibrant theatre, committed to telling unique South African stories.
On Monday night’s Naledi Reveal, the theatre scooped nominations in 17 categories, including five nominations in each of three different categories – the Best Lighting Design, the Best Ensemble and the Best Production of a Play.
“The Market Theatre is very proud of this incredible achievement. It is a huge accolade for the creative and artistic teams at the Market Theatre, and especially for the Artistic Director James Ngcobo. He continues to take the Market Theatre to new heights with passion, vision and a determined commitment to unearth fresh talent and to support emerging artists,” said Ismail Mahomed, CEO of the Market Theatre Foundation.
The Market Theatre’s reputation for artistic excellence also resonates beyond the borders of Gauteng. Several successful productions are set to tour this year to Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and the UK.