Nigel Vermaas

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VERMAAS, Nigel (19**-) Actor, director, radio personality




He has been involved with theatre since about 1970. He has directed for PACT, PACOFS, The Company as well as other managements. Worked with the Arena Theatre. He later moved to Cape Town where he worked for radio.

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

Performed in The Nuns, Enemy!, Shadow of Heroes, Fortune and Men's Eyes, Falstaff, Damon Runyon Show, Die Verminktes, Die Dagboek van Anne Frank, Mother Courage, Hamlet, Twaalfde Nag (as “Egan”), Die Drie Van der Walts and in Ross. Acted in Twigs (1982).

Directed Alice's Adventures Underground, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (for PACT), Bedsitting Room (at the Market Theatre) and El Grande de Coca Cola (for PACOFS). He directed Muzeeka and Home Fires (1973) and the PACT production of The State Theatre Overflow Show (1981).

He wrote Do You Know Billie Holiday?: a play with music which was performed at the Grahamstown Festival in 2009.

He wrote the radio drama Ballad of Hamilton Dane


Artes (1990) for Best radio drama director (Hamlet)


SACD 1973; 1978/79; 1979/80.

Tucker, 1997.

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