Glynn Day

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Glynn Day (19**-). Actor, director, playwright.

See also Rick Everett.


He was born in Cape Town.


He studied Drama and Journalism.


He spent five years (since 1965) under permanent contract to CAPAB. Since 1970 he has freelanced and worked for NAPAC and PACT. He has acted and written for Springbok Radio.

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

He has performed in Boesman and Lena, The Years of the Locust (CAPAB 1966), A Hatful of Rain, Ons Hou Konsert, The Merry Wives of Windsor (as Slender, Maynardville, January 1969), Under Milk Wood, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet (with CAPAB), Puss in Boots, As You Like It (with NAPAC), The Collector (with CAPAB, played the lead), Through the Looking Glass (with NAPAC), Jane Eyre (as “Rochester”), The Eagle Has Two Heads (as “Stanislas”), Waiting for Godot (at The Centre, as “Estragon”), Hamlet (at Maynardville, as “Laertes”), The Homecoming The Merchant of Venice (as “Lorenzo” with CAPAB), Beecham at the Baxter Theatre, A New Birth at the Nico Malan Theatre.

He directed Geraldine Aron's plays Bar and Ger, Mr McConkey's Suitcase and The Shrinking of Alby Chapman in a triple bill at the Baxter Theatre Studio in 1977. He directed In the Shadow of the Mountain during the Cape Town Festival in April 1983.

He wrote the plays Beyond the Pale of Water, The Bright White Flower and The Boxes.

He was also the director of The Imps Drama Workshop.

Television work includes People are Living There, Harry's Kid, Die Perdesmous, The Green and Gold Hero.

Awards, etc

Received a Three-leaf Award for his performance as Outa in Boesman and Lena; Three Leaf Award Nomination for his role as Teddy in The Homecoming.


SACD 1973; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80.

The Boxes theatre programme.

Rand Daily Mail 13 October 1977.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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