John Slemon

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SLEMON, John (19*-200*) Theatre manager.


Biography

He was born in Ireland.


Youth

Training

Career

Before coming to South Africa, he was the manager of the Abbey Theatre.

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

In 1977 brought out to South Africa to start up and manage the new Baxter Theatre in Cape Town, which he did with enormous success.

Retired in 1995, to be replaced by Rodney Philips.

He directed Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You in 1983.

Awards, etc

In 1987 he received the Fleur du Cap Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the industry.

Sources

Tucker, 1997. 349, 386, 425, 441.

Cape Times 28 Aug 2007.

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