Lyn Hooker

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Lyn Hooker (19**-). Actress.




Trained at the University of Natal, Department of Speech and Drama, Durban.


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

I Spy (Anthony Farmer Productions, 1959), Don't Let the Summer Come (CAPAB 1968), A Winter Vacation (1969), Antigone (CAPAB 1969), The Importance of Being Earnest (CAPAB 1971).

Performed in The Fourposter, A Murder is Announced (By Agatha Christie), Odd Man In (directed by Rex Garner), Twelfth Night (as “Viola” with CAPAB, 1969), The Cherry Orchard (as “Verya” with CAPAB), The Way of the World (as “Millament”), The Crucible, Odd Man In, Blood Wedding (as “Mother” in 1981).

Devised and directed the “black” musical Mboni.

She starred in the Leonard Schach production of Robert Patrick’s Kennedy's Children together with John Higgins, Erica Rogers, John Rogers and Bess Finney for The Company at the Chelsea Theatre in 1975. Panorama (Pieter-Dirk Uys, 1988), Kafka Dances (1996).

Awards, etc

Won Best Actress Award in 1975 for Kennedy's Children.


SACD 1973; 1974; 1975/76; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1981/82.

Tucker, 1997.

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