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Monday, February 15, 2016


(Right: Charon Williams-Ross, her husband Trevor and Wayne Scott)
 - "Working with him and our subsequent friendship has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life")
 Award-winning actress Charon Williams-Ross is currently appearing in KickstArt’s production of “Sweeney Todd” at the Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town so will be unable to attend Wayne Scott’s funeral this week. However, she penned her tribute showing the vibrant working partnership they had at uShaka Marine World and which opened the door for many young talented artists.

She writes: “I introduced myself to Wayne in 2007. I was looking for a place where young artists could develop their performance skills and in Wayne I found a kindred spirit.

He loved the theatre community and was proud to be part of the growth of young performers like Lyle Buxton, Rory Booth, Frances Currie, Brendon Mendes, Lauren Laing, Pume Zondi (now Lelo), Khaya Mthethwa, Bradley Marshall, Cavin Sewell, Londiwe Dhlomo, Jessica Sole, Tammy Saville and Samantha Landers. And there are many more.

Together we worked on 30 shows. 13 of those were Upper Deck shows such as Divas on Deck, Blondes on Deck, Feeling Good, The Motown Show, Let’s Hear it for the Boys, Twist and Shout, The Entertainer, Tainted Love and Sing it, Sista.

Wayne was a great one for jumping in the deep end and then learning to swim – and that’s pretty much how we tackled the Upper Deck. It was a difficult venue – exposed to the elements, restricted views of the stage in some areas, but he threw himself in with such gusto (as he did with everything) and took me with him, and we learnt as we went along. Working with him and our subsequent friendship has been one of the most enriching experiences of my life.  Love, Charon.”
A memorial service for Wayne Scott will be held on February 18 at 11h00 at the Grace Family Church, Umgeni Park, Durban North. His husband Andre B Scott requests that: “If you would like to bring flowers, it was Wayne's wish to have white roses.”