Alfred Rietmann

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Alfred Rietmann (19**-). Designer, actor, director, writer.



He graduated from the University of Cape Town, circa 1981.


He was the Assistant director of CAPAB Opera for many years.

Alfred worked on the ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony at Newlands, Cape Town, as a cast co-ordinator and artistic director in 2004.

He has directed many musicals, stage managed Artscape's hugely successful production of Cry, The Beloved Country.

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

Performed in Kings of Rok (1986), James and the Giant Peach (1987), Hello, Dolly! (1987), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1989), The Elephant Man (1998).

Assisted as director Cabaret (1995).

Sound Dikker as Water (1998).

Designed Careful (2009), The Tent (2009), The Night Doctor (2010), The Lahnee's Pleasure (2010), The Myth of Andrew and Jo (2010), The Beneficiary (lighting, 2011), CA 12-6 (2011), Seashells (lighting, 2012), Nothing but the Truth 2012 , Peter Voges’s Henrietta, With Love (lighting, 2015).

Stage managed Jocasta Rising (2004),

He wrote Tickey's Fantastic Circus Adventure, Die Cirkus avonture van Nicholas James, a bilingual musical play. (Playscript NELM: [Collection: WILSON, Diane]: 2012. 18. 2. 50), Chiwele and the giant, a puppet play (copyright 1991, Playscript NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 1. 2. 4. 21).

Awards, etc

He was nominated for a Fleur du Cap in the category best set design for The Tent, award year 2010.


Saturday Star, 1 March 2003.

Jocasta Rising programme notes in 2004.

Sunday Independent, 8 November 2009.

Cape Times, 9 February 2010 (award nominations).

Cape Times, 30 December 2010.

Sunday Argus, 8 April 2012.

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