Nora Brocklebank

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Nora Brocklebank (fl. 1900s) was a British actress.

Her name also found as Nora H. Brocklebank or Norah Brocklebank


By the beginning of the 20th century she was a well-established repertory actress in England, for example in 1906 she appeared in a revival of The Geisha at Daly’s Theatre, London, she played "Maid Marian" in Babes in the Wood at the Court Theatre, Brighton, from 26 December 1907 onwards and had the lead in The Girl Behind the Counter at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth.

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

She came to South Africa in 1903 as part of a newly constituted company put together by the Wheeler Brothers. Others in the ensemble were Victor Gouriet, Maud Marsland, Gertie Lester and Myles Clifton. Their first appearance in the country was at the Good Hope Theatre in Cape Town on 10 August, 1903 and playing a season of plays there that extended to 23 October of that year, and on into 1904. The plays performed included A Country Girl, The Girl from Kay's, The School Girl, The Lady Slavey and Three Little Maids. She is specifically mentioned by D.C. Boonzaier (1923) as an actress in the successful production by the company of Florodora (Hall, Boyd-Jones, Rubens and Stuart) during July of 1904.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 416, 420

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