Gordon Mulholland

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19*-) Radio, stage and film actor and revue artist?*. *** including roles in ** Janus (the Brooke Theatre, 1958), ** Neil Simon’s Come Blow your Horn (Johannesburg REPS, 1962), ** MULHOLLAND, Gordon. Actor. Member of Union Defence Force Entertainment Unit in 1940. Margaret Inglis directed him in The Philadelphia Story for the Munro-Inglis Company in 1945. Starred in George Washington Slept Here in 1946 with Wensley Pithey and Taubie Kushlick. The play was also directed by Taubie Kushlick. Involved in the South African radio drama scene. He starred in Janus, a comedy, at the Brooke Theatre in 1958. Brian Brooke directed, and Anthony Farmer designed the sets for this play which also starred Margaret Inglis. He played the part of Jack Worthing in Half in Earnest, a musical version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. It was Kushlick-Gluckman’s first production, staged in April 1959, and directed by Leon Gluckman. It also starred Taubie Kushlick, Olive King, June Hern and Michael McGovern. He starred in The Marriage-Go-Round, which was directed by Taubie Kushlick and staged at the Intimate Theatre in September 1959. Also starring Fiona Fraser and Peggy Moran. He starred in John Steinbeck’s Burning Bright, and Saul Levitt’s The Andersonville Trial, also starring Joe Stewardson for the Reps in 1962. Albert Ninio directed both plays. He starred in Ricky Arden’s production of Neil Simon’s Come Blow Your Horn, which was the Reps last production of 1962. It also starred Jewish actors Sarah Sylvia and Fyvel Zygielbaum, with Clive Parnell and Jane Fenn. He starred in Feydeau’s farce A Flea in Her Ear which was staged at the Alexander for the Reps in 1967. It was directed by Albert Ninio and also starred Shelagh Holliday, James White and Hal Orlandini. He starred in Uproar in the House which was staged at The Academy Theatre of Laughter in July 1967. It also starred Rex Garner, Patricia Sanders, Hal Orlandini and Kenneth Baker. He starred in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, directed by Charles Hickman as the final production for the Reps in 1969. It was staged at the Alexander and also starred Bernard Brown, Jenny Gratus and Margaret Inglis. He starred in Taubie Kushlick’s production of Forty Carats at the Alexander in 1971. It also starred Glynis Johns, Fiona Fraser and James Leith. He starred in the Ben Travers farce, The Bed Before Yesterday, together with Leonard Whiting, Marjorie Gordon, Naomi Buch, Graham Armitage and Jean Kent. It was presented by Pieter Toerien in 1976. He starred in Oliver! at the Civic in 1978. He starred in Pieter Toerien’s production of John Chapman and Dave Freeman’s Key for Two together with Rex Garner and Moira Lister at the Alhambra in 1982. He starred in A.R.Gurney Jr’s The Dining Room together with Amanda Strydom, Ralph Lawson and Patricia Sanders with direction by Bobby Heaney at the Baxter circa 1983 and the Alhambra in 1983. He starred in The Marriage-Go-Round for Pieter Toerien in 1985. He starred in Move Over Mrs Markham at the Alhambra in 1990. He starred in Grin and Bare It at the Victory Theatre in 1990. He starred in Gordon Bleu at the Richard Haines in 1992. He starred in Ray Cooney’s It Runs in the Family in 1993. MULHOLLAND, Gordon (actor), Fiddler on the roof; Renee Rakin, Evelyn Dalberg, Marilyn Bennett, Lucy Coleby-Long, Nigel Daly, De Wet van Rooyen, Lorna Levenson, Audrey Turner, (Choreography design) Dir: David Matheson, Conductor: Michael Tomaschek. Penny Simpson (costumes) , John Baker (lighting), Sand du Plessis Theatre & CAPAB, 1985

One man show Gordon Bleu; TV drama: The Terrirtory; Westgate and The Villagers.

Canterbury Tales (NAPAC).

Musicals: My Fair Lady (Doolittle); Oliver (Fagin); Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye).

Marriage Go Round for Pieter Toerien; Die Fledermaus for NAPAC; Peter and the Wolf.


What About Luv? programme notes in 19**.

Tucker, 1997

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