Doctor in the House

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Doctor in the House is a novel written by Richard Gordon (1921-2017) [1], adapted for the stage by Ted Willis (1914-1992) [2].

There is also a one-act play by Cosmo Pieterse with this title. (See Gosher, 1988).

Translations and adaptations

In 1954 a film version was released; the screenplay was by Nicholas Phipps, Richard Gordon and Ronald Wilkinson [3].

Performance history in South Africa

1958: Produced at the Hofmeyr Theatre in Cape Town, starring Zoe Randall.

1959: Presented by East London Technical College Drama Club at St Saviour's Hall, East London, produced by John Orpen.


Press clippings from various sources including an article by Frances Peck from the Cape Argus of 3 May 1958 held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 4. 36.

Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy.

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