Golden Country

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Golden Country is a full-length musical play with music by Philip Britton and book and lyrics Julia Britton (aka Till Britton) (1914-2012).

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by Anthony Farmer Productions, produced and choreographed by John Pygram in Pietermaritzburg, with estimates of the costs involved in producing the show at the Brooke Theatre and Reps Theatre in Johannesburg, the Empire Theatre and the Playhouse Theatre.


Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 20. 5. 2.

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Quote from Julia Britton's obituary [1]: In Cape Town she met her husband, composer-musician Philip Britton, who she married in 1939. There also she became one of South Africa's first female journalists, working on the Cape Argus, and soon afterwards began to write plays, her passion for writing having found a brilliant musical collaborator in her husband. The couple moved to Natal where they wrote and produced intimate revues and two full-length musical plays, Golden Country and Jersey Lily. In 1967 they emigrated to Adelaide.

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