Harry Ligoff

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Harry Ligoff (19**-1992). Lighting engineer.


He was born in Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa.

His career as lighting engineer started in 1932. He was responsible for lighting during the inauguration of the Voortrekker Monument [1] in 1949. His last position, after a very long career, was as resident lighting electrician at the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg. Harry died at the end of January 1992.

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

He worked in this capacity for the NTO.

He did the lighting for theatre productions such as I Remember Mama, Die Ryk Weduwee, Minna von Barnhelm, Oedipus Rex, She Stoops to Conquer, Pop Goes the Queen.


Helikon, 2(9):25-26. 1953.

Tucker, 1997. pp 518-519.

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