Malcolm Hurrell

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Malcolm Hurrell (19*-) Lighting designer. ***


Malcolm was born in England. He settled in South Africa in 1974.




He was a technician at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and the Library Theatre of Manchester. He joined the staff of CAPAB in 1974 as a Lighting Operator and, later in that year, a Senior Lighting Operator. Promotion followed in 1976 to Chief Lighting Technician , in 1977 to Chied Lighting and Sound Technician and in 1982 to Resident Lighting Designer.

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

Malcolm has designed the lighting for more than a hundred dramas, pantomimes, musicals, ballets and operas, including Up 'n Atom, Forbidden Fruits, Cream Passions, Mirakel and Yours Anne, Selle Ou Storie (1991), Poison (1992), Macbeth (Artscape, 1996 -

Other productions include Aap in die Mou, Anastasia, Antony and Cleopatra, Vat hom, Flaffie!, Die Joiner, People are Living There and Die Proponentjie.

Awards, etc

He won Vita Awards for Long Day's Journey into Night (1989), In the Summer of 1918 (1990), Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey (1992), Drif (1994) and he shared the award with Ian Powell for A Midsummer Night's Dream in 2002.

Fleur du Cap Award best technical contribution to theatre: Two Gentlemen of Verona and Macbeth.


Poison programme notes, 1992.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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