About Debra

Debra has been General Manager for Trevor Noah: “There’s a Gupta on My Stoep”, John Edward,
international psychic medium, “Winnie the Opera”“Saturday Night Fever” and “Hairspray”. She was
the producer for “Road to MAMA”MTV“NickFest” for Nickelodeon, “Comedy Central international
Comedy Festival”, The Loeries international “DStv Seminar of Creativity”, to name but a few.

Debra now adds a new string to her bow with the management of Loyiso Madinga, an internationally
acclaimed and award-winning comedian/actor/emcee.

Since starting her theatre career in 1973, Debra has worked with top management in all aspects of theatre, film and television and eventing. In 1983 she joined forces with Richard Loring to form one of the most successful independent theatre companies in South Africa. Career highlights with Richard Loring include international tours with “A Touch of Webber – A Taste of Rice”, the Royal Command Performance of “Girl Talk” in Malaysia and “Ticket to Ride” in the UK. At the Sound Stage, Debbie co-directed “Girl Talk – Nite Out” and “Yellow Brick Road” for which she received a Vita nomination. “African Footprint” highlights as Associate Producer and Company/Tour Manager: Millennium Night on Robben Island; 2000 Royal Command Performance at St James’ Palace, London; and Monte Carlo Sporting Club’s 30th Anniversary performance. Debra joined Gold Reef City’s team which built both the Globe and Lyric Theatres and she stayed on to head up the Lyric Theatre team for 3 years. She now has her own company and consults for numerous clients and loves the challenges of new events on an ongoing basis. Whether it be a one-off event or month-long projects, it is a thrill to be part of the entertainment industry.

Current Projects

John Edward

John Edward is one of the USA’s foremost psychic mediums and author of 7 critically acclaimed books. Deeply compelling, often startling and occasionally humorous, Edward has brought a fresh, honest and thought provoking attitude to the world of psychic phenomena.

Beginners on Stage…Ask Miss B

Managing a theatre can be a daunting prospect. Budgets, contracts, staff, technical equipment, marketing, maintenance, ticketing… the list goes on. And that’s not even mentioning the creative egos! Download your free copy below:

Artist Management

One of the great joys of my career is the talent with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work. Loyiso Madinga is making his name in the industry and I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of his journey.  If you would like to book Loyiso for any of your events click on the below button.


Gautrain Celebrates 10 Years with African Footprint

Debra has been involved as an Associate Producer with Richard Loring’s African Footprint since it’s inception in 2000. She has traveled the world with the show and most recently, took the production to Dubai Global Village, Dubai. Ten years ago, Debra was part of the team involved with African Footprint launching the Gautrain and has just produced this short clip for their 10th Anniversary.
To book African Footprint, click here

Curriculum Vita

Download a copy of Debra’s latest CV below

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