Jannie Swanepoel

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Jannie Swanepoel (19**-). Designer.




Worked for six years with the Brooke Theatre and on National touring, was the stage manager for PACT opera and stage manager for PACT English Drama.

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

He directed An Evening with Maggie and Frank, 1968.

Stage manager: A Sip of Jerepigo (1972).

He did the lighting and production management for Little Shop of Horrors, 1984-1985.

Some of the numerous other productions he was involved in as either set or lighting designer or both include:

Lend Me a Tenor, Six Degrees of Separation, I Was King, No Sex Please, We're British, A Slice of Saturday Night, Fringe Benefits, Isn't It Romantic, Two Into One, Miscarriage of Murder, Doubles, M. Butterfly, Al Om Die Ander...?, Jest a Second, Nunsense, Legends!, Japes, Ying Tong - A Walk With The Goons, an undated Pieter Toerien production of How the Other Half Loves, By the Books, Taxi Ranks, The Hollow, The Unexpected Guest, Oh Coward!, In Praise of Rattigan, Snake Beneath the Rose, Agnes of God, Kindertransport, Playboys (1990-1991), Old Wicked Songs, HRH (1998), Amy's View (1999), Visiting Mr. Green (1999), The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron? (2000), Collected Stories (2000/1), Damsels in Distress (2003), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2005), [Jesus Christ Superstar]], Address Unknown, Mooi Street Moves (2008), Chess (2008), God of Carnage (2009),The Woman in Black (1993 and 2009-2010), The History Boys (2011), Morecambe (Set, lighting, costumes 2015).

Awards, etc

Jannie was nominated for several awards such as the Vita Award in 1998 for Old Wicked Songs, a Fleur du Cap in 1999 for best technical contribution for HRH and Old Wicked Songs and in two categories in 2007 for [Jesus Christ Superstar]].

He won the Shirley Moss Award for his lighting of Snake Beneath the Rose, 1986, the Vita Award (Cape region) in 1993 for Best Set Design for I Was King and `The Woman in Black and a Naledi Award for Best Lighting Design 2006 for Address Unknown and in 2009 for Chess.


SACD 1973.

Nunsense programme notes 1988.

The Citizen, 16 July 2008.

The Star, 13 October 2009.

Review by Tracey Saunders, Cape Times, 16 June 2015.

Database: Amazwi Literary Awards.

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