Norman Coates. (19**-) Designer. ***
Studied fine arts at UCT.
Has lived and worked mainly abroad. For 4 years was Resident Designer at the Almost Free Theatre in London and designed +/- 40 new plays by writers such as Edward Bond, Tom Stoppard, Robert Patrick and Heathcote Williams. Received a Young Designers Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain and studied theatre design in Germany. He then joined the British American Repertory Company and designed Stoppard's Dog's Hamlet, Cahoots Macbeth, Dirty Linen and English playwright Wolf Mankowitz's  (1924-1998) The Irish Hebrew Lesson. Now freelance, Norman has designed for the Overground Theatre Club, RADA, Rose Bruford College, the Shaw Theatre, The Criterion and the Churchill.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
Has designed Hardy Folk and Marico Moonshine and Mampoer at the Market. Norman recently designed The Paradise Concerto by Mario Schiess at the Roodepoort Civic Theatre and is currently (1982) engaged as designer on A Touch of Pink a drama for the SATV.'
He designed Saturday Night at the Palace.
Saturday Night at the Palace programme notes, 1982.
Sunday Independent, 8 July 2007.
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