En Die Son Skyn in Suid-Afrika

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En Die Son Skyn in Suid-Afrika (“And the sun is shining in South Africa”) is a play by Corlia Fourie.

The original text

A play about South African ex-patriots in London during the state of emergency of the 1980s, possibly originally written as a radio play.

The stage text published by H&R (Human & Rousseau, 1986).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1985:Presented by PACT, 1985, under the direction of Dawie Malan and Louis van Niekerk. Design by Dawie Malan, lighting by James MacNamara. The cast: Ilse van Hemert (Esther), Annelisa Weiland (Bettie), Kurt Egelhof (Adam), Lida Botha (Engela), Jakes Jacobs (Storm), Selma van der Vyver (Emma) and Albert Maritz (Flip).

2011: Broadcast as a radio play on on 2 June by RSG on the programme Radioteater, with Lida Botha, Leon Kruger and Lulu Botha.


Theatre programme for the PACT production, 1985

A typed copy of the radio text, used by Christine Polson, held in Drama Department archive, University of Stellenbosch.


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