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Demea is a play by Guy Butler (1918-2001).

The original text

Based on Medea. Published by David Philip, 1990.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1990: Produced at the National Arts Festival and the Alexander Theatre, directed by Dieter Reible. Decor by Lindy Roberts. The cast included Nomsa Xaba as Demea, Louis van Niekerk as Kroon, Graham Hopkins as Jonas Barker, Dale Cutts (Fitzwilliam), Peter Se-Puma (Agaan), Christopher Wells, Bill Curry, Ulrich Dupont and members of the PACT Company. Designer Lindy Roberts, lighting designer Paul Pamboukian.

2007: Produced by students of the University of the Free State Drama Department, Scaena Theatre, directed by Leendert de Jager.


Beeld, 19 Jul 1990, The Star, 30 July 1990, Volksblad, 4 June 2007.

National Arts Festival programme, 1990.

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