P.A. Gawthorn

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P.A. Gawthorn (fl 1900) was an actor.


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

A member of Leonard Rayne's company in 1909-1910, when it offered a repertoire of six plays, opening at the Standard Theatre, Johannesburg, and then touring the various cities, including a performances at the Opera House, Cape Town. Gawthorn is specifically mentioned as playing "Wilfred Denver" in The Silver King.


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: p.433

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