Erica Rogers

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Erica Rogers (19*-) Actress.


She is married to the actor Ian Hamilton.


Erica is a Capetonian who studied at RADA in London.


She enjoyed West End success in London.

Plays in the West End include: Bonne Soupe; The World of Suzie Wong; the musicals No Strings and Little Night Music.

British TV performances: Four episodes of the Saint series with Roger Moore; played the lead opposite Jack Hedley in the mini series The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene; the role of Queen Victoria in Shaka Zulu.

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

She starred in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall (1964), The Anniversary (1966) with Ian Hamilton. They also starred together in How's the World Treating You? and Forever April before finally getting married.

She starred in Rex Garner’s production of Boeing-Boeing (1972), Children (1974), Kennedy’'sChildren (1975), A Little Night Music (1975) (as “the Countess” in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London), The Seagull (as Arkadina, 1976), Fringe Benefits (1977), a musical version of Not Now Darling called Once More, Darling ((as “Claudette, 1977), I Love My Wife (as Monica, 1978), a revival of Coward’s Present Laughter (Joanna, 1979), The School for Scandal ((as “Lady Teazle” 1980), Oh! What a Lovely War (1980), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1983), Anyone for Denis?(1983), The Grapes of Wrath (1986), Double Act (1988), Key for Two (1994).

She has also appeared in Kiss Me, Kate (as “Bianca”), Fringe Benefits (as “Isobel”), Happy Birthday (as “Bridget One”), Faith Healer.

Other theatre highlights in SA include 4 comedy characters in Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions, Lady Gay Spanker in London Assurance - all portrayals earning her best actress nominations in the Cape; the ghost in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.

She was included in the cast of Born in the RSA which went on tour to the UK and USA in 1985.

In 2014 she appeared at Maynardville in Richard III.

Directed Billy Liar for NAPAC and Till Debts Do Us Part by Ken Marshall, 1985.


After the Fall (as “Maggie” for which she won a Gallery Club Award for Best Performance)


Tucker, 1997.

Pack of Lies programme notes of the run at the Market Theatre in 1985.

Schwartz, Pat 1988.

SACD 1975/76; 1977/78; 1978/79; 1979/80; 1980/81.

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