Die Skandaal

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A 1997 play written and adapted by Deon Opperman and Lizz Meiring, using The Country Wife by William Wycherley and The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan as source texts.

See: Die Skandaal 2.


Set in the present in a security complex in Centurion. It is a comedy about middle-class Afrikaans society, as the body-corporate members of a block of flats squabble, lie, cheat and adulterise while trying hard to keep up a facade of respectability.

Performance history in South Africa

1997: Premièr production staged by the Independent Performance Trust (IPT) and directed by Opperman at the Grahamstown Festival in 1997, starring André Odendaal, Hannes Muller, Lizz Meiring, Eric Nobbs, Susan Danford, David Clatworthy, Wilmien Rossouw, Stephen Jennings. Set designed by James MacNamara, costumes by Thomas Thompson. The same production played in the Little Theatre in Pretoria later in 1997, in the Nico Malan Theatre in Cape Town in January 1998 and in the Civic Theatre in Johannesburg in February 1998.

Translations and adaptations


National Arts Festival programme, 1997

Cape Times 22 December 1997.

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