Anthea Thompson

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(19*-) Actress. Born in * and trained at the University of Cape Town Drama Department. Received her Performer's Diploma in drama at UCT in 1991. First production was Love's Labour's Lost for CAPAB. First caught the eye as "Maria" in CAPAB's Not the Sound of Music??* (** and Lingenfelder, 199*) then went on to become a prominent lead actress in Cape Town. Roles include *, *, *, Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Fleur du Cap Award, Best Supporting Actress, 1995), Martha in Elizabeth (Fleur du Cap Award, Best Supporting Actress, 1996), Cabaret (Fleur du Cap Award, Best Contribution to a Musical or Revue, 1995), Into the Woods (1997) and The Shakespeare Revue (1997) - winning a Fleur du Cap Award for Best Contribution to a Musical for both productions, ***, ***, Much Ado About Nothing (Maynardville, 2005), ** THOMPSON, Anthea. , Antjie Krog vertaal Mamma Medea van Tom Lanoye,. Neels van Jaarsveld, Antoinette Kellerman, Marthinus Basson, (Director) Woordfees (2003). Rafiek Mammon’s one-woman piece Seashells (2012, directed by Fred Abrahamse);

From A Midsummer Night's Dream programme notes wherein she played Hermia: After a brief stint overseas, she founded The Normal Company with actor Stephen Raymond and they wrote, produced and toured several plays around the county, including The Normals and After Dinner Mints (Eauver the Top, 1992). Also been involved with children's theatre. She did Neurotica and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? for CAPAB in 1993. In 1994 she performed in Mud in Your Eye, Mac in the Long Street Theatre and Victoria would Like It at Eauver the Top. Tutored part-time at the UCT Drama School in 1995.

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