Distinguished Gathering

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Distinguished Gathering is a play in three acts by British playwright James Parish (1904-1974). Casting Male 9, Female 5.

The original text

Published by Samuel French, 1936.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1938: Presented by the University of Cape Town’s University Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in September, directed by Betty Oliver.

1964: The Brian Brooke Company presented British comedian Vic Oliver in this play in Pretoria and Springs in June 1964 and in Johannesburg from 26 June to 15 August 1964. Directed by Petrina Fry. The cast: Frank Douglass, Valerie Miller, John Whiteley, Patrick Mynhardt, Jose Trevelyan, Patricia Sanders, Rosemary Whitfield, Brian Mills, Mary McKinley, Jack Payne. Set by Clarence Wilson.


Doollee: The Playwrights Database [1].

Inskip, 1972. p.123.

Review by Lewis Sowden, The Rand Daily Mail, 8 July 1964.

Tucker, 1997. p.195.

Photocopies of programmes for productions by the Brian Brooke Company held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 7. 11.

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