Minna Millsten

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Minna Millsten (19**-) was an actress and director.

Her name is sometimes misspelled Minna Millstein


Married to designer and playwright Basil Warner.

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

She directed Gordon Daviot’s Richard of Bordeaux which was staged by Children's Theatre at the Wits Great Hall in 1951. Impressive sets were built by her husband Basil Warner. It starred John Rutherford as Richard. She also directed the Johannesburg REPS production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives in 1953, starring Marjorie Gordon.

She starred in Leonard Schach’s Cockpit Players production of Basil Warner’s Try for White, in Cape Town circa 1959. It later opened at the Pretoria Opera House before moving to the Intimate Theatre for the remainder of their highly successful Johannesburg run. It also starred Nigel Hawthorne, Zoë Randall, Michael Turner, Marjorie Gordon and Heather Lloyd-Jones.

She also starred in Ladies in Retirement, A Woman of No Importance (1946) and Mrs Warren's Profession, produced The School for Scandal and Lottie Dundass and directed The Beaux' Stratagem and The Alchemist.


Tucker, 1997.

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