Victor Gordon

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Victor Gordon (1941-) is a pharmacist, journalist and playwright.

Not to be confused with the visual artist and Victor Gordon (1953-)[1]


Born in the Transvaal. Studied at Potchefstroom University and became a pharmacist, later a director of Medsurg Distributors (Pty) Ltd in Pretoria. He is a member of the South African Zionist Federation Media Team.

Writing is one of his hobbies, along with vintage MG sports cars, music (he is a jazz musician on clarinet and saxophone) and art (he paints in watercolour and pastel).



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

He wrote the plays Brothers (1981) and Comrades (1985), Pollard's Trial translated into Jewish as מרכז מורשת בגין (The Pollard Trial, 20**), Harry and Ed: The Drama Behind the Birth of Israel (or Harry and Ed, 2009), You Will Not Play Wagner(2017)

Awards, etc

Winner of the Amstel Playwright of the Year Award in 1981 for Brothers and a joint winner of the SACPAC 1985 for Comrades.

He was the winner of an IDEM/SASWA Scriptwriting Award (English Television) for Fever Ward.


Brothers theatre programme, 1988.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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