Ai, Die Liewe Martha!

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Ai, Die Liewe Martha! ("Oh, The Dear Martha!") is an Afrikaans comedy by J. Nel van der Merwe.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1957: First professional production by National Theatre Organisation in 1957, playing for 190 performances. Directed by Anna Neethling-Pohl, featuring Mathilde Hanekom as Martha, Elsa Fouché, Reenen van Niekerk, Jaco van der Westhuizen, Bobbette Fouché, Derek Swanepoel, Mari Minnie, Johan van Zyl.


Die Taalgenoot, 26(8), 1957.

Lantern, 7(1), 1957.

Theatre programme (NTO) held by NELM: [Collection: BROOKE, Brian]: 2005. 57. 1. 2.

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