George and Margaret

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George and Margaret is a comedy in three acts, the first play by English playwright and screenwriter Gerald Savory (1909-1996) [1].

The original text

Published by Farrar & Rinehart, 1937. 377 performances in the West End.

Translations and adaptations

It was filmed in 1940 by George King and produced for television in 1948 by Joy Harington.

Performance history in South Africa

1939 - Produced by Natala Korel at the Standard Theatre on 14 April 1939. The cast consisted of Frank Secker, Peter Lavelle, Ethel Ainge, Pat Rosevear, Billy Vogts, Estelle Tollman, Sylvia Southern and Stanley Raphael.

1939: Presented by the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society at the Little Theatre in December, directed by George Vollaire, with a cast that included Jennifer Craig.

1946: Presented by Brian Brooke Company in Cape Town's Hofmeyr Hall in August 1946 (their second production), produced by Petrina Fry, also in the role of Frankie. The rest of the cast were Cynthia Klette, Brian Brooke, C. Carey Lacey, Michael Marais, Alan Wilson, Venetia Neave, Phyllis Meine. After a fortnight’s run in Cape Town, the play was taken to Paarl and Stellenbosch.

1956: Performed by an amateur group from the Boland at the FATSSA festival in 1956.

1961: Produced by Robert Langford at the Brooke Theatre, with John Hayter, Jennifer Gray, Harold Lake, Robert Haber, Elaine Lee, Nicky Caras, Roslyn Ellis and Phillip James.


Inskip, 1972. p.124.

South African Opinion, 3(7):24; Trek, 11(4), 1946.

Helikon, 2(24):84.

Brooke 1978.

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