A Pound on Demand

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A one-act comedy written in 1939 by Sean O'Casey set in a post office, concerning an intoxicated client attempting to draw money from his post-office account.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Twee Rand (‘n) Trek (“Two rand withdrawal”) by Sean O’Casey. An Afrikaans translation by *** as Twee Rand Trek was performed by the Ceres Amateur Toneelvereniging in 197*?

Nerina Ferreira's translation was performed as a lunch-time show in the Hofmeyr Theatre in July 1967 and in August 1967 as part of the programme Dit Kom van Oral Af. It was directed by Paul Malherbe and featured Christine Basson, Johan Malherbe, Willem de la Querra, Nerina Ferreira and Martin Crous.

Performance history in South Africa


Grütter, Wilhelm, CAPAB 25 Years, 1987. Unpublished research. p 66.

Dit Kom van Oral Af theatre programme (KRUIK, 1967)

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