Zoo Lake

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A stage was built on the Zoo Lake for the Johannesburg Festival in 1956. Children's Theatre staged an open-air production of The Merchant of Venice at the Zoo Lake in the summer of 1957. Cecil Williams directed this play which starred Rory MacDermot as Shylock and Valerie Philip as Portia. The set was designed by Len Grosset, and Louis Jacobson did costumes. Robert Langford’s production of Treasure Island was staged here by Children's Theatre for the 1964 Johannesburg Festival. ****


Percy Tucker, 1997

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