'n Man met Vakansie

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'n Man met Vakansie (Afrikaans for "A Man on Holiday") is a play by Chris Barnard (1939-2015).

The original text

The play was commissioned by Oude Libertas and was first performed by PACT in 1976. The text was published by Tafelberg Publishers in 1977.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1976: Staged by PACT, directed by Francois Swart, with Jannie Gildenhuys (Meester), Louise Mollett-Prinsloo (Nan), Marcel van Heerden (Stols), Johan Malherbe (Alfons), Tobie Cronje (Muis), Jan Prinsloo (Konstabel), Grethe Fox (Martha), Etienne Puren (Tollie), Harriet Pienaar (Dora), Elise Hibbert (Dina), David van der Merwe (Floris), Phillip Swart (Joos), John Harley (Neels), Errol Ross (Kleinkoos), Annette Engelbrecht (Kietie), Regardt van den Bergh (Blindemol) and Franz Marx (Man). Decor and costumes by Johan Engels and lighting by Martin Pelser.


PACT theatre programme, 1976.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Copy of a catalogue (handwritten by various hands) of the F.C.L. Bosman collection held at the Nasionale Afrikaanse Letterkunde Museum en Navorsingsentrum (NALN) in Bloemfontein.

Senekal, Jan and Van Aswegen, Karien (eds.). 1980. Bronne by die Studie van Afrikaanse Dramas 1900-1978. Johannesburg: Perskor

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