Delia Sainsbury

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Delia Sainsbury (19**-). British-born actress and dancer.


She married Keith Galloway in 1970 after having met him in a Drury Lane production of The Four Musketeers. Their daughters Joanne and Genna have followed in their footsteps as actors, singers and dancers.




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

She starred in West Side Story which was staged at the Alexander Theatre in 1970 by Hymie Udwin’s Academy. It also starred Patricia Arnell, Lynton Burns, Richard Loring, Michael Harrison and Keith Galloway. Kip Andrews directed and choreographed while Anthony Farmer did the set design. It later moved to the Empire Theatre before leaving for Cape Town. Together with Keith Galloway she staged a musical for children called Wooglebugs, Witches and Wonderful Things at the newly opened Little Theatre in 1983. Together with Keith Galloway she ran the Little Theatre in Rosebank circa 1987. In 1992 they moved to Cape Town and established The Waterfront Theatre School.

Also worked in shows overseas. Performed in Magic Maestro Please, Compass, Gateway, Sing, Walk Right In, Wonderful World of Make Believe.

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997.

SACD 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81.

Cape Times, 3 December 2009.

For more information

Who's Who Southern Africa [1].

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