John Slemon

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


He was born in Ireland.




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.


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

Cape Times 28 Aug 2007.

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