Abraham, a former foreign correspondent and human rights activist, was banned and house-arrested by the apartheid government in 1976, and exiled for 15 years. In London, he became a BBC journalist and then went on to produce film and theatre. He produced the Oscar-winning Czech film KOLYA and the Olivier award-winning Isango Portobello’s THE MAGIC FLUTE – IMPEMPE YOMLINGO.
Productions performed on the Fugard stage include Athol Fugard’s THE TRAIN DRIVER, Isango Portobello’s THE MAGIC FLUTE – IMPEMPE YOMLINGO, THE MYSTERIES – YIIMAMNGALISO, AESOP’S FABLES and THE RAGGED TROUSERED PHILANTHROPISTS, the South African transfer of Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of WAITING FOR GODOT, starring Ian McKellen, Peter Dirk Uys’ F.A.K SONGS AND OTHER STRUGGLE ANTHEMS, Lara Bye’s LONDON ROAD by Nicholas Spagnoletti and Marthinus Basson’s MAN TO MAN / AS DIE BROEK PAS by Manfred Karge.
Forthcoming productions for 2011 include Janice Honeyman’s THE CAPTAIN’S TIGER – DIE KAPTEIN SE TIER by Athol Fugard and Hennie van Greunen’s DIE NAAIMASJIEN by Rachelle Greeff starring Sandra Prinsloo.
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