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(19*-)  Impressario. ** A wine chemist and the son of a cinema owner. He owned the [[Pinewood Cinema]] in Pinelands circa 1963. He presented bio-vaudeville programmes – live entertainment preceding the film – with [[Pieter Toerien]]. He formed [[Toerien-Rubin]] and staged many variety shows topped by visiting British artists such as vocalist [[Alma Cogan]] and [[Dickie Valentine]], booked by [[Hugo Keleti]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] brought out the English comedians [[Dora Bryan]] and [[Alfred Marks]] in 1964. Together with [[Pieter Toerien]] he staged [[James Ambrose-Brown]]’s ''[[The Years of the Locust]]'' at the [[Alexander Theatre]], starring [[Johann Nell]], [[Frank Shelley]] and [[Yvonne Bryceland]] in 1966. Together with [[Toerien]] he brought [[Russ Conway]] back to the [[Civic]] in 1967. Together with [[Toerien]] he brought Hollywood dancer-actress [[Cyd Charisse]] and her husband, [[Tony Martin]] to the [[Civic]] in August 1967. Together with [[Pieter Toerien]] he presented [[Aleksei Arbuzov]]’s ''[[The Promise]]'', starring English actor [[Andrew Ray]], [[John Fraser]] and [[Olive MacFarlane]] here in 1967. It was directed by [[Leonard Schach]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] also staged the revue ''[[Maggie and Frank]]'', starring [[Maggie Soboil]] and [[Frank Lazarus]], at the [[Brooke]] in 1967. Together with [[Toerien]] he started importing complete productions from the West End, starting with [[Oscar Wilde]]’s ''[[An Ideal Husband]]'', starring [[Richard Todd]], [[Jean Kent]], [[Vanessa Lee]], [[Peter Graves]], [[Derek Bond]] and [[Joyce Grant]] in 1969. They also brought ''[[Dames at Sea]]'' to the [[Alexander]] from America, directed by [[Don Liberto]] and [[Jimmy Edwards]]’ London hit ''[[Big Bad Mouse]]'', starring [[Cardew Robinson]] and [[Bess Finney]] circa 1969.  
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[[Basil Rubin]] (19*-)  Impressario.
  
Together with [[Shirley Firth]] and [[Toerien]] he stepped forward as new management of the [[Intimate]] in 1969. Their first co-production was ''[[The Secretary Bird]]'' which was directed by [[Kerry Jordan]] and starred [[Jeremy Hawk]], [[Shelagh Holliday]], [[Ivan Berold]] and [[Firth]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] staged [[Noël Coward]]’s ''[[Fallen Angels]]'' at the [[Alexander]]  circa 1970. It starred [[Hermione Gingold]] and [[Joan Heal]]. [[Toerien, Rubin and Firth]] staged [[Anthony Shaffer]]’s thriller ''[[Sleuth]]'', starring [[Ralph Michael]] and [[Nicholas Amer]], and directed by [[Warren Jenkins]] at the [[Intimate]] circa 1970. [[Toerien-Rubin]] brought director [[Anthony Sharp]] and actors [[Cicely Courtneidge]], [[Jack Hulbert]], [[Roger Livesey]], [[Ursula Jeans]], [[David Kossoff]] and [[Robertson Hare]] from London to star in ''[[Oh, Clarence]]'' at the [[Civic]] circa 1970.
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== Biography ==
  
He presented ''[[Mummenschanz]]'' at the [[Civic]] in 1984. In association with the [[Market]] he presented [[Herb Gardiner]]’s ''[[I’m not Rappaport]]'' in 1986. In association with [[CAPAB]] he presented [[William Luce]]’s ''[[Zelda]]'' at the [[Adcock-Ingram]] in August 1987. He co-presented ''[[Panorama]]'' with [[Pieter-Dirk Uys]] at the [[Alexander]] in 1987.  
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A wine chemist and the son of a cinema owner.
  
== Sources ==
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=== Youth ===
Tucker, 1997
 
  
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=== Training ===
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=== Career ===
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==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
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He owned the [[Pinewood Cinema]] in Pinelands circa 1963. He presented bio-vaudeville programmes – live entertainment preceding the film – with [[Pieter Toerien]]. He formed [[Toerien-Rubin]] and staged many variety shows topped by visiting British artists such as vocalist Alma Cogan and Dickie Valentine, booked by [[Hugo Keleti]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] brought out the English comedians [[Dora Bryan]] and [[Alfred Marks]] in 1964. Together with [[Pieter Toerien]] he staged [[James Ambrose Brown]]’s ''[[The Years of the Locust]]'' at the [[Alexander Theatre]], starring [[Johann Nell]], [[Frank Shelley]] and [[Yvonne Bryceland]] in 1966. Together with [[Pieter Toerien|Toerien]] he brought Russ Conway back to the [[Civic Theatre]] and  Hollywood dancer-actress Cyd Charisse and her husband, Tony Martin. They also presented [[Aleksei Arbuzov]]’s ''[[The Promise]]'', starring English actor [[Andrew Ray]], [[John Fraser]] and British actress Olive McFarland [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olive_McFarland] here in 1967. It was directed by [[Leonard Schach]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] also staged the revue ''[[Maggie and Frank]]'', starring [[Maggie Soboil]] and [[Frank Lazarus]], at the [[Brooke Theatre]] in 1967. Together with [[Pieter Toerien]] he started importing complete productions from the West End, starting with [[Oscar Wilde]]’s ''[[An Ideal Husband]]'', starring [[Richard Todd]], [[Jean Kent]], [[Vanessa Lee]], [[Peter Graves]], [[Derek Bond]] and [[Joyce Grant]] in 1969. They also brought ''[[Dames at Sea]]'' [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dames_at_Sea] to the [[Alexander Theatre]] from America, directed by [[Don Liberto]] and [[Jimmy Edwards]]’s London hit ''[[Big Bad Mouse]]'', starring [[Cardew Robinson]] and [[Bess Finney]] circa 1969.
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Together with [[Shirley Firth]] and [[Pieter Toerien|Toerien]] he stepped forward as new management of the [[Intimate Theatre]] in 1969. Their first co-production was ''[[The Secretary Bird]]'' which was directed by [[Kerry Jordan]] and starred [[Jeremy Hawk]], [[Shelagh Holliday]], [[Ivan Berold]] and [[Shirley Firth]]. [[Toerien-Rubin]] staged [[Noël Coward]]’s ''[[Fallen Angels]]'' at the [[Alexander Theatre]]  circa 1970. It starred [[Hermione Gingold]] and [[Joan Heal]]. Toerien, Rubin and Firth staged [[Anthony Shaffer]]’s thriller ''[[Sleuth]]'', starring [[Ralph Michael]] and [[Nicholas Amer]], and directed by [[Warren Jenkins]] at the [[Intimate Theatre]] circa 1970. [[Toerien-Rubin]] brought director [[Anthony Sharp]] and actors [[Cicely Courtneidge]], [[Jack Hulbert]], [[Roger Livesey]], [[Ursula Jeans]], [[David Kossoff]] and [[Robertson Hare]] from London to star in ''[[Oh, Clarence]]'' at the [[Civic Theatre]] circa 1970.
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He presented Mummenschanz [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mummenschanz] at the [[Civic Theatre]] in 1984. In association with the [[Market Theatre]] he presented Herb Gardiner’s ''[[I'm not Rappaport]]'' in 1986. In association with [[CAPAB]] he presented William Luce’s ''[[Zelda]]'' at the [[Adcock-Ingram]] in August 1987. He co-presented ''[[Panorama]]'' with [[Pieter-Dirk Uys]] at the [[Alexander Theatre]] in 1987.
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== Awards, etc ==
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== Sources ==
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[[ESAT Bibliography Tra-Tz|Tucker]], 1997.
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Numerous entries in the [[NELM]] catalogue.
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Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
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== Return to ==
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Return to [[ESAT Personalities R]]  
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:43, 16 October 2019

Basil Rubin (19*-) Impressario.

Biography

A wine chemist and the son of a cinema owner.

Youth

Training

Career

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

He owned the Pinewood Cinema in Pinelands circa 1963. He presented bio-vaudeville programmes – live entertainment preceding the film – with Pieter Toerien. He formed Toerien-Rubin and staged many variety shows topped by visiting British artists such as vocalist Alma Cogan and Dickie Valentine, booked by Hugo Keleti. Toerien-Rubin brought out the English comedians Dora Bryan and Alfred Marks in 1964. Together with Pieter Toerien he staged James Ambrose Brown’s The Years of the Locust at the Alexander Theatre, starring Johann Nell, Frank Shelley and Yvonne Bryceland in 1966. Together with Toerien he brought Russ Conway back to the Civic Theatre and Hollywood dancer-actress Cyd Charisse and her husband, Tony Martin. They also presented Aleksei Arbuzov’s The Promise, starring English actor Andrew Ray, John Fraser and British actress Olive McFarland [1] here in 1967. It was directed by Leonard Schach. Toerien-Rubin also staged the revue Maggie and Frank, starring Maggie Soboil and Frank Lazarus, at the Brooke Theatre in 1967. Together with Pieter Toerien he started importing complete productions from the West End, starting with Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband, starring Richard Todd, Jean Kent, Vanessa Lee, Peter Graves, Derek Bond and Joyce Grant in 1969. They also brought Dames at Sea [2] to the Alexander Theatre from America, directed by Don Liberto and Jimmy Edwards’s London hit Big Bad Mouse, starring Cardew Robinson and Bess Finney circa 1969.

Together with Shirley Firth and Toerien he stepped forward as new management of the Intimate Theatre in 1969. Their first co-production was The Secretary Bird which was directed by Kerry Jordan and starred Jeremy Hawk, Shelagh Holliday, Ivan Berold and Shirley Firth. Toerien-Rubin staged Noël Coward’s Fallen Angels at the Alexander Theatre circa 1970. It starred Hermione Gingold and Joan Heal. Toerien, Rubin and Firth staged Anthony Shaffer’s thriller Sleuth, starring Ralph Michael and Nicholas Amer, and directed by Warren Jenkins at the Intimate Theatre circa 1970. Toerien-Rubin brought director Anthony Sharp and actors Cicely Courtneidge, Jack Hulbert, Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, David Kossoff and Robertson Hare from London to star in Oh, Clarence at the Civic Theatre circa 1970.

He presented Mummenschanz [3] at the Civic Theatre in 1984. In association with the Market Theatre he presented Herb Gardiner’s I'm not Rappaport in 1986. In association with CAPAB he presented William Luce’s Zelda at the Adcock-Ingram in August 1987. He co-presented Panorama with Pieter-Dirk Uys at the Alexander Theatre in 1987.

Awards, etc

Sources

Tucker, 1997.

Numerous entries in the NELM catalogue.

Go to ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to ESAT Personalities R

Return to South African Theatre Personalities

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page