Cock-Ups, a black comedy by British playwright Simon Moss. Real-life characters Joe Orton (author of What the Butler Saw, Loot, etc) and Kenneth Halliwell were friends who lived together and shared everything except success. But on August 9, 1967, murder made them equal again.
The original text
First produced in London, 1983. Published by Faber and Faber (1984).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Directed by Chris Weare for CAPAB, opening on 31 July 1985 in the Arena Theatre, Cape Town. The cast: David Alcock, David Butler, David Dennis, Marthinus Basson, Johan Esterhuizen, Romano Gorlei, Terry Greyvenstein, Russell Copley. Design by Jenny Gillis, lighting by Nicholas Tilney.
Cock-Ups theatre programme, 1985.
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