Michael Picardie

Michael Picardie was born in 1936 and brought up in Johannesburg . He now lives in Wales and works as an actor and Theatre writer. He worked as an academic and social worker in London , Oxford , Cardiff, Johannesburg and Botswana .

His solo-performances of his playShaloma (2003/4) were presented in Cardiff , Leeds, Nottingham and London .

His psycho-Drama Shades of Brown: Jannie Veldsman and His Struggle with the Boer was done in Cardiff (1978), Johannesburg (1978) London (1979), New York (1980), Cincinnati (1981), Scandinavia (1982), Cambridge (1982) and Exeter (1987), and elsewhere in Europe and Africa . 

The Cape Orchard (Foco Novo Theatre Co.) toured England and Wales and opened in London at the Young Vic in 1988 and was seen as Theatre writing anticipating the new South Africa, as was Jo’burg Messiah (Cardiff Sherman Theatre Company 1980).

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
PlaywrightShades of Brown 1983-84 Season