Nicky Rebelo

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Nicky Rebelo (1958-). Actor, cabaret artist, director and playwright.

Sometimes billed as Nicky Rebello


Nicky was born in Johannesburg and went to school at Saint Benedicts College and graduated at Wits Drama School in 1981.

After graduating he initially worked with the Junction Avenue Theatre Company before becoming a freelance theatremaker.

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

As stage performer

He was one of the actors in Outers in 1985.

He starred in Forbidden Fruits, in Going Under, in Paul Slabolepszy’s Making Like America together with Paul, Marius Weyers and Lida Meiring under Bobby Heaney’s direction at the Market in December 1986. Played Bobby in American Buffalo. He has appeared in West, Walking Wounded, Making Like America at the Baxter and the Market Theatre's Superheroes, Marabi, Upfront, The Bicycle Riders and Outers at the Market Theatre, The Substance of Fire. The Puppet Rock Picture Play. Performed in Paul Slabolepszy's Smallholding in 1989. Performed in Heel Agaisnt the Head, at the Tessonteater in Johannesburgse Stadskouburg in 1995.

Cabaret: A Day in the Life of South African Under White Supervision.

As film actor

He appeared in a number of South African films, including 'n Wêreld Sonder Grense, Saturday Night at the Palace, Shot Down, The Stick, The Fourth Reich.

As playwright

He wrote the plays A Touch of Madness and Prophet of the Waterberg and co-wrote Outers with Barney Simon.

He wrote the one-woman collection of monologues apparently... or so I heard, performed by Jennifer Steyn in 1990.

In 1994 he wrote Apartheid on Trial.

He co-wrote the play What Annette Said In Her Sleep Last Night with David Butler in 1996.

Nicky wrote the screenplay of the filmed version of Master Harold ... and the boys released in 2010.

As director

He directed The Outsider (by Camus) in 1998.

Awards, etc


Beeld, 10 January 1985.

American Buffalo theatre programme, 198*

CAPAB Brochure, Aug-Nov 1989.

The Substance of Fire programme notes, 1993.

Beeld, 12 August 1995.

IMDb [1].

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