Sheila Meiring

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Sheila Meiring (1932-) is an actress and novelist (under the name Sheila Fugard).

Trained as an actress, she married Athol Fugard and they founded Circle Players in Cape Town in the 1950s, which introduced him to theatre. She later worked as an actress for NTO in Pretoria, while Fugard was employed as stage manager. Among the roles she played were ****, ***.

She collaborated with him on a number of his early works for Circle Players, and later on works such as No Good Friday (1958).

After the birth of their daughter Lisa Fugard and their retirement to Port Elizabeth, she concentrated on her own prose and poetry, winning the CNA Award in 19* with her novel Castaways.??*

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