Die Papegaaivrou

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Die Papegaaivrou (“The Parrot Woman”) by Charles J. Fourie. A play in English and Afrikaans, set against the backdrop of the Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.

by Charles Fourie. One act. Cast: mixed.

Performance history in South Africa

1990: Presented in a double bill with Grot van die kaalkoppe in the Rehearsal Room, Market Theatre in April 1990, directed by the author and Marlene Blom, starring Kevin Smith, Henrietta Gryffenberg, Johan van der Westhuizen, Wayne Robbins and Marius Meyer and has been staged several times since, with Michelle Burgess and Henrietta Gryffenberg among the actresses who have played the taxing main role.

1991: Directed by Miki Redelinghuys in a student production in the H.B. Thom Theatre in November 1991.

1997: Performed at the KKNK 1997. directed by Owen de Jager, featuring Susan Loots and Warrick Grier.

The play was performed in English in the Finborough Theatre in London and in the Burton Taylor Studio in Oxford more recently.

Translations and adaptations


Pretoria News 27 April 1990.

Theatre pamphlet, 1991.

Die Burger, 9 September 2013.

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