David Alcock

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(19*-) Actor, director, teacher.


He was born and raised in Springs.


He graduated from Rhodes University Drama Department


He spent four years with SABC Radio Today before attending university.

He held the post of stage director and teaching assistant in the UCT Drama department from 1981 to 1983.

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

Involved with amateur theatre, playing roles like Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest and Judge Danforth in The Crucible. Apart from directing, he also taught speech, stage management, movement, costume and design.

Maynardville productions: Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Love's Labour's Lost.

Memorable productions in Cape Town: Going Under; Falstaff; Cock-Ups for CAPAB and Greek (for which he won the Fleur du Cap and VITA awards, Kvetch; Master Class; Glengarry Glen Ross; The Boys Next Door for the Baxter Theatre, Pray Don't, Sir George!.

For the UCT Drama Department he directed The Insect Play.

Was visiting lecturer and director (Equus, Edward II, Bent and A Madhouse in Goa at the Rhodes University Drama Department.

Awards, etc

Among the awards he has won are the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award as Best Supporting Actor for Greek (1986), A Midsummer Night's Dream (1995), *


A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes in 1995 at Maynardville.

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National Arts Festival programme, 1983.

Going Under programme notes, 1984.

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