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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 17, No. 1. March 4, 1953


Stout, schizophrenic (I'm in two minds about that scene) Brian Brimer—last seen as the mysterious Bliss in Repertory's "Ringer"—is to produce "Cockpit."

During the last three years he has played leading roles in five of the Community Arts Service Theatre productions touring the North Island: O'Neill's The Emperor Jones, Fry's A Phoenix. Too Frequent, Priestley's An Inspector Calls, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Toby Belch in Twelfth Night.

Consequently he is almost, unique in that as a New Zealander he has existed in New Zealand as a professional actor. In between tours, while "resting." he has produced for Wellington Repertory, the Thespians, religious drama and was responsible for the stage direction of "The Gondoliers" and "Pirates of Penzanee" for Scots and Queen Margaret Colleges. Was also one of the tutors for the New Zealand Drama Council's Summer School at Dunedin.

Having recovered (he hopes) from the after-show "do" for "Cockpit,"