Lesley Nott

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Lesley Nott (19**-). Actress, director, poet, voice trainer.


She is married to Mannie Manim


She was trained at the University of Cape Town Drama School.


She worked for PACT English company until the end of 1977(?).

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

For PACT: The Crucible, A Flea in her Ear (1976), Falstaff, The Rape of the Belt, Fangs 1977, Old King Cole, Lulu.

She starred in Long Day's Journey into Night (1978), Mothers and Fathers (together with Clive Parnell, Elizabeth Rae and Ian Winter. It was produced by Toerien-Firth and staged at the Barnato Theatre in 1980.) Cincinatti – Scenes from City Life (with Marcel van Heerden, Danny Keogh, Vanessa Cooke, Barrie Shah, Thoko Ntshinga, Bo Petersen, Sam Williams and Robin Smith for The Company at the Market Theatre, Upstairs at the Market, the Baxter Theatre and the Brooke Theatre in 1979), Cathleen in The Glass Menagerie (Upstairs at the Market together with Shelagh Holliday which was directed by Lucille Gillwald at Upstairs at the Market in 1981), East (1978), An Arabian Night, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (the Laager in 1986). She starred in Tom Kempinski’s Duet for One at the Laager in 1994.

Stand-up Ecstatic, National Arts Festival, 199*.

She assisted Athol Fugard in the direction of My Children!, My Africa! in 1989. She directed The Choice (1995), Molly Sweeney (1998).

Lesley also starred in Hamlet (as “Gertrude”), Travesties (as “Gwendolen” at the Market Theatre), Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi (as "Stas" at the Market Theatre), Brecht on Brecht (at the Market Theatre), Wings (at the Market Theatre).


Tucker, 1997. 336, 347, 368, 387, 401, 450, 536.

SACD 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1981/82.

Long Day's Journey into Night theatre programme, 1978.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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