Die Braaiboud

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Die Braaiboud ("The roast leg of lam") is an Afrikaans one-act comedy by Gerhard J. Beukes (1913-1998).

The original text

A play about catering problems for a family gathering for New Year’s day celebrations.

First published in Kerse Teen die Wind: Tien Eenbedrywe (1950) and later in Die Nôientjie het Planne! (1969), by J.L. van Schaik.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

First performed in 19** by **.

1965: Performed by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the Bothasaal, directed by Annette Faure, starring Mees Xteen, Rita Cilliers, Bie Engelen, Pieter de Swardt and Rahila Steyn.


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