Billy Liar

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Billy Liar is a 1960 three-act stage adaptation of the novel of the same name by the original author Keith Waterhouse [1] (1929-2009) and English playwright Willis Hall [2] (1929-2005).

The original text

Billy Liar [3] is a 1959 novel by Keith Waterhouse , British novelist, newspaper columnist, and the writer of many television series.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1961: Performed at the Alexander Theatre starring Michael McGovern as Billy, opening in November.

1966: Staged by the University of Cape Town Drama Department in The Little Theatre, directed by Rosalie van der Gucht, with a cast including Peter Kruger as Billy and Joyce Burch as Florence.

1985: Presented by NAPAC at the Alhambra Theatre, Durban, directed by Erica Rogers, from 11 March 1985.


Wikipedia [4]

The Amorous Prawn programme notes, 1961.

Little Theatre programme, 1966.

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 6. 56.

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