Joyce Bradley

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Joyce Bradley (born circa 1909, died 1996) Actress.


She was born in Cape Town and died there in July 1996 at the age of 87.



She has been actively involved in South African Theatre since before the days of the National Theatre. She has worked for virtually every theatre management in South Africa and has acted with CAPAB since its inception.

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

For Brian Brooke she appeared in The Shining Hour (1946). Acted in numerous productions, often for Leonard Schach (between 1951 and 1964), notably Point of Departure (1952), Lady Windermere's Fan (1952), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1956), Mornings at Seven (1959), The Miracle Worker (1961) and After the Fall (1964). Other productions include The Chalk Garden (1968), The Father (1969), Richard Gush of Salem (1970), The Way of the World, Enter a Free Man, Habeas Corpus, "Sister Godric" in Abelard and Heloise and "the Nurse" in Romeo and Juliet, The Seven Ages, .


In 1971 she won a Three Leaf Arts Award for best supporting player for Congreve's The Way of the World.


SACD 1973; Limelight 1975/76.

The Chalk Garden theatre programme, 1968.

Cape Times, 22 July 1996.

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