Michael Lovegrove

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(****-****). Company manager and stage director. In 1973 he was the director of Eight Beasts (pty)Ltd. Business/company Manager for PACT Afrikaans Drama (1974). (SACD 1973) (SACD 1974)

LOVEGROVE, Michael J. (1945?-2008) Theatre technician, stage manager, actor, and highly regarded theatre administrator ** Worked for PACOFS in the 1960s as stage manager and occasional actor. [Eight Beasts theatre company?* in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the directors were Robert Kirby and Michael Lovegrove. ??** (SACD 1973). Later joined PACT as Technical Director [?] and eventually head of PACT Drama in 1981. In 1983 he moved to Southern Suns to replace Peter Wilkins (who returned to England) as Executive Producer with specific responsibilities for the Extravaganza shows at Sun City and other Sun complexes. Over the years he worked with Hazel Feldman, Anthony Farmer, Pieter Toerien and others. He also became the manager of the Wendywood Theatre Production Office which he and Hazel Feldman had set up in 1983. In December 2001 he was appointed the CEO of the State Theatre, after it had been mothballed for a while by the state, a job he held till his unexpected passing at the age of 61. *

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