Malcolm Woolfson

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Malcolm Woolfson (19**-) is a performer, theatre director and marketing specialist, critic and historian.

Also known as Malcolm L. Woolfson


Contribution to South African Theatre, Film, Media and Performance

A member of the of the Durban Jewish Club, he directed a number of plays for them over the years. Worked for NAPAC as *** ??? from 19*. and also wrote two important monographs: The Long Road (the history of the Natal Playhouse, 1986 - credited as Malcolm L. Woolfson) and But the Melody Lingers On (Subtitled The inside Story of the Johannesburg Operatic and Dramatic Society-Its Shows, Personalities, Triumphs, and Tribulations, Perskor 1992).

He wrote the children's playtext Bushveld Bibble-Babble, a dramatization of ten African animal folk tales, with music composed by Fiona Bull.

He directed Satin and Tweed in 1965 and Along Came a Spider in 1979.

Productions involving Malcolm Woolfson include Mkhumbane, Inherit the Wind, Little Mary Sunshine, Mirandolina, Oh No Alice, You Can't Take it With You, Victorian Music Box and The Boy Friend


"WOOLFSON, Malcolm L: 1999. 113. 18. 2" - in the NELM Collection.

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