Birds of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise is a translation by Michael Pertwee of a play by French actress, dancer, dramatist, and playwright Gaby Bruyere (1924-1978) [1].

Transations and adaptations

A South African film version was directed by Tommie Meyer and Rex Garner in 1981 [2].

Performnce history in South Africa

1974: Michael Pertwee directed this play for The Academy, opening 17 December 1974. It starred Rex Garner, George Korelin, Melody O'Brian, Pat Sanders, Catherine Askew. It played a return season at The Academy in 1976. The Academy brought it back in 1979.

1992: Pieter Toerien presented this play starring Kryska Witkowska, Michael de Pinna, Jane Noble and Victor Melleney under Rex Garner’s direction was staged at the Alhambra in 1992. Subsequently at the Theatre on the Bay.


Theatre programme (1974 production) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 6. 58.

Tucker, 1997 (1992 production).

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