About Stan Hill

A (Not so) short History

Stan started his career as a metallurgist in 1952, then becoming an Apprentice Electrician in Benoni and with Springs Mines, He then moved to Johannesburg where he became assistant Dispatch Manager with the Edgars Group. He left to become a Lift Mechanic with Schindler Lifts servicing the lifts in Hillbrow before joining IBM in 1962 as a customer engineer from which he retired in 1986 as Country Telecommunication manager. He then started his own successful business which he eventually sold to a large computer company. He now lives in Portugal/Spain spending time in South Africa.

Stan in the Theater and on Radio

Stan spent many years “on the boards” playing leading roles in many acclaimed productions which ranged from farce to comedy to drama to musicals. He played Benedick in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing produced by Robert Mohr and Henry Higgins in the acclaimed production of My Fair Lady. The Merry Widow saw him with Leonore Veenemans where he played San Brioche. He played Tartuff in the Moliere Classic Tartuff with Timothy Heale. He played numerous roles in Joan Blake's Non-U-Review and worked with many leading producers including Peggy Ingles, Marjorie Gordon, Leonard Schach, Joan Blake and Robert Mohr. He wrote and was the interlocutor (chairman) of many Old Time Musical Hall shows. These riotous shows ran for many years. His last stage appearance was with Rex Garner in Beyond Reasonable Doubt. He appeared in numerous Television Advertisements with his radio career beginning in 2014 when he gave an audition CD to James, the program manager, at Radio Today in the Rose Garden. He then compiled and began broadcasting Anything Goes, the show with a difference, which has been running ever since.