John Hayter

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John Hayter. (19*-) Actor.





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

Inter alia had roles in See How They Run (Ricky Arden Productions, 1960), Two for the Seesaw, ( Cockpit Players, Cape Town, 1962 - with Fiona Fraser); Brian Brooke’s Pyjama Tops (at the Playhouse in 1963, with Shirley Firth); Ring Round the Moon (PACT 1964), Angus McNeill and Shirley Firth’s second production, The Creeper - with Michael McCabe, at the Intimate Theatre, 1967); Terence Frisby’s There's a Girl in My Soup (Brooke Theatre, 1967, directed by Petrina Fry with Melody O'Brian).

Other productions include A Month in the Country (PACT, 1969), Halfway up the Tree, The Whole Truth (1957), The Amorous Prawn, Hay Fever.

He starred in Pinero’s The Magistrate, directed by Roy Sargeant for PACT at the Alexander Theatre in 1969. He starred in the PACT production In the Case of J. Robert Oppenheimer, directed by Leonard Schach, in 1971. He starred in Rex Garner’s production of The Brass Hat for the Academy at the Brooke Theatre in 1972. He starred in Don't Just Lie There, Say Something at the Academy Theatre in 1977. He starred in Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth’s last joint production at the Intimate namely Robert Kirby’s It's a Boy! in 1982/83.

As director did William Douglas-Home’s West End comedy, The Reluctant Peer, for PACT in 1964 and Tinker's Curse circa 1970.

He had a role in the 1964 film Seven against the Sun.

Awards, etc


Tucker, 1997.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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