John Burch (19**-) Dramatist, scriptwriter, actor, director and impressario. **
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He has appeared in Richard Gush of Salem, The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo and Juliet, Peer Gynt, Taxi Ranks, When Thou Art King, Epicœne, or The silent woman, The Hollow Crown (1976), Hadrian the Seventh (CAPAB 1971), Twelfth Night (Maynardville), The Bacchae,
As producer he presented a national tour of Faan se Trein.
John Birch (19*-) Cape Town based producer and radio announcer. Together with Carl de Gouveia he presented Pieter Fourie’s Faan se Stasie, staged at the Lake Theatre in Parkview in 1976 and Faan se Trein.
He wrote the text for the television series Barney Barnato.
He was awarded an Artes Award (Category: Scriptwriting) in 1991 for the television series Barney Barnato.
First Monday in October programme notes, 1981.
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