Aap in die Mou

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Aap in die Mou (literal translation "Monkey in the Sleeve") is an Afrikaans farce by Deon Opperman (1962-)

Original text

A play in three acts. The text was first published by DALRO.

Performance history in South Africa

1988: The South African première of the play, presented by CAPAB, was in the Nico Malan Theatre on 31 May 1988. Opperman directed, designs by Peter Cazalet, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell. Members of the cast were Marion Holm, Marthinus Basson, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, Gustav Geldenhuys, Mary Dreyer, Neels Coetzee, Willie Fritz, André Roothman, Belinda Koning.

Translations and adaptations


Aap in die Mou programme, 1988.

A copy of the typed text used for the 1988 CAPAB production, including a sketch of the proposed set by author Deon Opperman, found in the Stellenbosch Drama Department archives in 2022.


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