Defending the Cavewoman

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A 2001 South African comedy one-woman play written by Emma Peirson. A look at the "battle of the sexes".

The play had won Best Director, Best Production and Best Playwright at the 2000 AFDA awards.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

A translation into Afrikaans is entitled Groet die Grotvrou.

Performance history in South Africa

First staged at the KKNK in April 2001, directed by Emma Peirson, with Vanessa Frost. Performed in various venues, including the Theatre on the Square in July 2001 and April 2002 and Carnival City in November 2009.


Die Burger, 14 April 2001.

Sunday Independent, 8 July 2001.

The Citizen, 9 July 2001.

Business Day, 18 December 2001.

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: ANTHONY, Toni]: 2003. 87. 4. 19.

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