Christopher Prophet

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Christopher Prophet (19**-). Actor.


He studied Drama at the University of Cape Town in the late 1960s, early 1970s.


He started his career as a schoolboy at St Andrews Boys School in Bloemfontein, playing the leads in school plays, including Becket.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

His first professional performance was in The Tempest, directed by Leslie French for PACOFS before he went to UCT.

As a student he performed in productions of Hamlet (1969), The Royal Hunt of the Sun (as Young Martin, 1969/70), The Crucible (1970), Brecht on Brecht (1970), Henry V (1971).

He worked for The Space in the 1970s. He starred in the opening production on 28 May 1972 of Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act together with Fugard and Yvonne Bryceland. Among his other roles there were The Exception and the Rule, Faces in the Wall (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1973), Fragments, The Happy Prince, The Indian wants the Bronx, Kitsch, A Phoenix too Frequent, Post Mortem, What the Butler Saw and Where are you Going Hollis Jay?.

He was also one of the designers on the production of The Indian wants the Bronx.

Other productions include When Thou Art King, Tom Thumb, or The Tragedy of Tragedies (CAPAB 1972), Macbeth (CAPAB 1972), Oh What a Lovely War! (CAPAB 1978).


Astbury 1979.

Tucker, 1997.

Theatre programmes of various productions.

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