Funny Peculiar

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Funny Peculiar is a play by British playwright Mike Stott (1944-2009)[1].

The original text

The play is a raucous sex comedy, that was simply too outrageous to be staged in Britain when originally written, so it premiered in a German production in 1973 at the Bochum Schauspielhaus, directed by Peter Zadek. It wasn’t until 1975 that the play was produced at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. It then transferred to the Mermaid Theatre and the Garrick in London the following year. The play was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy and made stars out of its cast, one that included Julie Walters, Pete Postlethwaite and Bill Nighy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1987: Produced by Pieter Toerien, directed by Rex Garner and performed at the André Huguenet Theatre Johannesburg and at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town, featuring Gaby Lomberg, Malcolm Terrey, Mark Richardson, George Korelin, Patricia Sanders, Tobie Cronjé , Claire Robins, Lawrence Hilton, Walter Plinge.


Mike Stott obituary [2].

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

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