La Cantatrice Chauve
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It had its première on 11 May 1950 at the Théâtre des Noctambules, Paris, directed by Nicolas Bataille. Since 1957 the play has been in permanent showing at the Théâtre de la Huchette.
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Performance history in South Africa
1964: Die Kaalkop Prima Donna was performed as part of a double bill entitled 2+2=5 with Tweede Viool by KRUIK under the direction of Jannie Gildenhuys, starring Limpie Basson (Mnr Smith), Wilma Stockenström (Mev Smith), Marie Pentz (Mary), Ernst Eloff (Mnr Martin), Cynthia Dekker (Mev Martin) and Pieter Bredenkamp (Kaptein van die Brandweer).
Circa 1966-1970: Die Kaalkop Primadonna was performed in the H.B. Thom Theatre, Stellenbosch, by drama students, directed by Joan Helen Roux for examination purposes. The performance was done some time in in September.
1979: Performed as The Bald Prima Donna in The Laager at the Market Theatre in April. Directed by Ian Steadman, with Vanessa Cooke, Frantz Dobrowsky, Alan Goldstein, Janet Maclaren and Michael Richard.
1987: Die Kaalkop Prima Donna was presented as part of a double bill with Ek is Herman at the UCT Arena Theatre by the University of Cape Town Drama Department under the direction of Shirley Ellis, opening 28 August 1987, with Michelle Scott, Dickie Geldenhuys, Deirdre Wolhuter, Nan Hamilton, James van Helsdingen and Nico de Beer. Stage managers Cheryl Braaf, Irit Knobel and Vanessa Levenstein, lighting design by Kevin Yates.
Supplement to The Argus, 2 December 1980. (re Baxter production 1981).
Theatre programme, 1987.
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