Keith Grenville

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(****-****). Actor and director. Worked with CAPAB and NAPAC and in the UK. (SACD 1973) (SACD 1974)

GRENVILLE, Keith. (19*-) Actor, director and compére and tour guide. Born in ***. Worked at The Space in the 1970s, acting in The Bear, Endgame¸ L’amante Anglaise, Lesson in Blood and Roses, Othello Slegs Blankes¸ Revenge, and 'Tis a Pity She's a Whore. He also directed The Caretaker and Fallen Angels for them. He also worked for CAPAB and PACT for many years, doing **, **, Home (as "Harry", 1978), *** Jean Anouilh’s The Director of the Opera by (PACT, 1977). Directed As You Like It at Maynardville in 1999. Made a number of film and television appearances as well, in productions such as **. In the early 2000s he retired from acting and continued his very successful career as compére and tour guide in Egypt. Received the numerous awards over the years, including the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award as Best Leading Actor (1978) and Best Director (1999).

GRENVILLE, Keith. Taubie Kushlick directed him and Michael McCabe in Anouilh’s The Director of the Opera for PACT in 1977. He starred in Peter Shaffer’s The Royal Hunt of the Sun, directed by Leonard Schach together with Marius Weyers, Michael McCabe, David Horner, Patrick Mynhardt and Bill Flynn. It was staged during the opening season of the Pretoria State Theatre in 1981. He directed Pieter Toerien and Shirley Firth’s last joint production namely the Baxter Theatre production of Robert Kirby’s It's a Boy! starring Dale Cutts, Bo Petersen and James Irwin at the Intimate Theatre in 1982. He directed Anyone for Denis? starring Erica Rogers and John Lesley for the Baxter at the Academy Theatre in 1983. His Not About Heroes, for Volute Productions was staged at the Baxter Theatre and Upstairs at the Market in 1986. He directed Robert Hewett’s Gulls which was staged in 1987. He directed Michael Drinn’s The Phantom of the Opera in 1990.

GRENVILLE, Keith, King Lear, 1981, Staatsteater, Pta, Anthony James. Little Theatre, UCT. It’' a Boy! by Robert Kirby. Keith Grenville (dir). The play was a return visit to the Baxter Theatre in '83 which played to packed houses last August during the Baxter 82 season. Then transferred to JHB by Pieter Toerien. Playing at the Academy Theatre. (Tucker, 1997)

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