Yvonne Bryceland

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Yvonne Bryceland : biography

18 November 1925 – 13 January 1992

Yvonne Bryceland (18 November 1925 – 13 January 1992) was a South African stage actress.


  • The Order of Ikhamanga in Silver was awarded posthumously to Bryceland for "Excellent Achievement in the Fields of Dramatic Art"


Her name has sometimes been misspelled as Yvonne Brayceland.


Bryceland worked as a newspaper librarian before her theatrical début in Stage Door in 1947. Some of her best-known work was in the plays written by Athol Fugard.

Described as the first lady of South African theatre, Bryceland was a committed South African artist who, in 1972, defied racial segregation by co-founding, with her husband, South Africa’s first non-racial theatre, the Space Theatre in Cape Town.Staff writer (undated). . President of South Africa. Accessed 2 January 2010.

Early life

She was born Yvonne Heilbuth in Cape Town, South Africa.


Yvonne Bryceland died of complications from cancer in 1992 at age 66 in London United Kingdom.


  • Stealing Heaven (1988) as Baroness Lamarck
  • The Road to Mecca (1991) as Miss Helen