(19*-) Actor and director. ** .
Frank Shelley has appeared on Broadway and in the West End, and has acted with many varied artists. He was also resident director at the Oxford Palyhouse for several years. In addition to his having acted under Bernard Shaw, he has acquired considerable experience in Shavian roles, e.g. the Inquisitor in Saint Joan, Henry Higgins in Pygmalion and King Magnus in The Apple Cart.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He staged The Anniversary, starring Erica Rogers and Ian Hamilton at the Alexander Theatre in 1966. He starred in Toerien-Rubin production of James Ambrose Brown's The Years of the Locust at the Alexander Theatre in 1966. It also starred Johann Nell and Yvonne Bryceland. He starred in the Reps production of Forever April at the Alexander Theatre in 1967. He played the lead in and directed How's the World Treating You?. He was responsible for the production of Heartbreak House in 1967. In 1968 he appeared in the CAPAB production of Candida as Rev. James Morell. He played The Actor in Dear Liar, 1972. Michele Maxwell and Dorothy-Ann Gould starred in his production of Shaw’s Major Barbara for PACT in January 1975.
As director: Ghosts NAPAC 1968, Crime on Goat Island, NAPAC 1969, Don Quixote of La Mancha NAPAC Dec 1969, Long Day's Journey into Night NAPAC, Alhambra Theatre from 1 Sept 1975, Let's Get a Divorce NAPAC Alhambra Theatre 1970, Stop the World – I Want to Get Off PACT Alexander Theatre 1976, Charley's Aunt PACT 1973.
Candida theatre programme, 1968.
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