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A 1960 musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). [1]

The original text

Based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the 1958 T. H. White novel The Once and Future King [2].

Translations and adaptations

1975: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

1989: PACT staged a PACT/NAPAC/PACOFS production that premiered in the State Theatre on 22 November, before touring to the other main centres. It was directed by Francois Swart, and featured Michael Richard (King Arthur), Kate Normington (Guenevere), Robert Finlayson (Lancelot), Norman Coombes (Merlyn), Dennis Folbigge (King Pellinore), Molly Seftel (Morgan Le Fey), Ian von Memerty (Mordred), Blaise Koch (Sir Dinadin), Bart Fouche (Sir Sagramore), Glenn Swart (Sir Lionel), Kornelis Simon (Squire Dap) and various dancers, singers and chorus members.

1994: Staged by CAPAB Musicals. Directed by David Matheson. Musical Director Berislav Skenderovic. Choreography by Alfred Hinkel. Cast included Neil McCarthy (King Arthur), Julie Hartley (Guenevere), Chris Brand (Lancelot), Kurt Wustmann (Merlyn), Fitz Morley (Pellinore), Paul Warwick-Griffin (Mordred), Diane Wilson (Morgan Le Fey), Peter Meintjes, Alastair Pursch, Giles Southey, Steve Walsh, Glenn Swart, Federico Freschi, Anthony Marais, Jennifer Hartman, Penny-Colleen Swain and others. This production was then staged at the Port Elizabeth Opera House in collaboration with the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.


PACT theatre programme, 1989.

Nico Malan Theatre Centre pamphlet.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Various entries in the NELM catalogue.

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