Oliver Walker

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Oliver Walker (1906-1965). Writer, poet, theatre reviewer.

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

His reviews of theatre productions were published in various South African newspapers and journals. In 1965, when he was theatre critic of The Star, he was banned from the Brooke Theatre. A letter to that effect was placed in every programme bought by patrons at the theatre. The letter refers to some of Mr Walker's past criticisms of South African actresses that were considered to be not constructive.


Newspaper clippings held by NELM in various locations.

The Rand Daily Mail, 9 February 1965.

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