Dying Breed

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Dying Breed is a play by Peter Butler (1993), about a "coloured" family's experiences of Apartheid on the Cape Flats.

Performance history in South Africa

Staged for CAPAB in 1993, directed by Blaise Koch. Played at the Nico Malan Theatre in October 1993 and on the Fringe at the Grahamstown Festival in 1994. Music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, decor by Keith Anderson, costume design by Fanie Steenkamp, lighting by Patrick Curtis. The cast: Mary Dreyer, Nazli George, Cedwyn Joel, Gail Reagon, Peter Butler, Euodia Samson, André Samuels, Royston Stoffels.

The production won three Fleur du Cap Awards in 1994 for Blaise Koch as Best Director, Peter Butler as Best Supporting Actor and Gail Reagon as Best Supporting Actress.

Translations and adaptations


Dying Breed theatre programme, 1993.

The Argus 8 February 1994.

NELM catalogue.

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