Philip Boucher

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Philip Boucher (19**-). Actor and director for stage, radio, film and TV; Designer. (Some sources list him as Phillip Boucher)


Philip was born in Durban but spent most of his life in Kenya. He became well known for his lively interest in Children's Theatre, and at the age of sixteen was the youngest producer in East Africa.

On his return to South Africa he became a student of the Theatre Academy in Durban, and subsequently a teacher. Being greatly interested in costuming, his ambition was to further his career as a designer.

Stage work

Worked for The Space Theatre in the 1970s and later worked for CAPAB.

As writer/compiler, director and choreographer

He directed Where are you Going Hollis Jay?, compiled and directed Animal Fair and Stories, Folk and Film for them. With Henry Goodman he did the choreography for A Touch of 1900s

As stage actor

Roles in Ring Round the Moon (PACT 1964), Cape Charade or Kaatje Kekkelbek, Cop Out, The Exception and the Rule, Fragments, Faust, Post Mortem, Revenge, Skyvers/Jollers, Three's Company, 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore, A Touch of 1900s, A Tribute to Noel Coward (aka Fumed Oak and Red Peppers), We Bombed in New Haven, and What the Butler Saw, The Beaux' Stratagem, Forbidden Fruits, The Apple Cart (1968), The Devils, The Visit, First Monday in October, Curse of the Starving Class, The Government Inspector, The Madness of George III (1995), The Taming of the Shrew (1996).

As film and TV actor

Films and TV roles include Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986) , Golden Rendezvous (1977), Suchen Sie Dr. Suk!: Wer schießt auf Lolly?(1972) TV Episode


He won a Fleur du Cap nomination for several roles in Elizabeth I.


Astbury 1979.

Ring Round the Moon programme notes, 1964.

The Taming of the Shrew programme notes, 1996.

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