Fred Abrahamse

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As Actor.

Performed in First Monday in October (with CAPAB), Guineafowl (with Troup Theater Company), Claw, Street Theatre and in Agamemnon. Worked with Troupe Theatre Company. (Limelight 1981/82)(Limelight 1982/83)

(19**-) Actor and Director. Studied drama at UCT?*. Began work for The Space in the 1970s, roles including Candaules Commissioner, Dolls (directed by Richard Grant and Michael O’Brien), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Baxter Theatre 1988). For a while in the late 1980s and early 1990s he was a resident director at the Baxter Theatre His directing credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (the Market Theatre, 1989), District Six - The Musical (1987, Fleur du Cap Best Director), Steven Berkoff’s Decadence (1993), Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (1994, Beautiful Thing (1995, Fleur du Cap Best Director), Much Ado about Nothing (Maynardville, 2005), Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins (2008). In 2008 he became co founder and Artistic Director of the NewSpace Theatre in Long Street. Co-writer (with Marcel Meyer) of two musicals, Bangbroek Mountain - The Musical About Camping. (2006) and In Briefs - A Queer Little Musical. (2007), both of which he also directed. [TH]


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