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There are two plays by this name that have been performed in South Africa.

Guests by Ronald Harwood

Guests is a play by Ronald Harwood, part of a double bill with Goodbye Kiss, about the South African diaspora.

Original text

A copy of the text is held by NELM: [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2005. 11. 1. 133.

Performance history

No evidence was found of a South African production.

2000: Performed at the Broomhill Opera House in London as The Guests by A Million Freds Productions, directed by Joe Marston 27 April - 3 June. Lighting by Mannie Manim and set was designed by Liz Cooke


Material held by NELM: [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2010. 38. 9. 2. 121. 9.

Guests by Wannie de Wijn (1961-)[1]

The original text

Guests was developed through improvisation by De Wijn, working with Dutch and South African students in terms of a special exchange arrangement between the Dutch theatre company De Appel in Den Haag and South African institutions. The piece was then first performed in the Netherlands by Toneelgroep De Appel in the Appeltheater, 's-Gravenhage, on 7 June, 2008 as part of the 08 Feest in Den Haag, part of a trilogy of short experimental plays similarly commissioned (the other two were Power by Jaoc Bouwer and Insomnia by Mike van Graan).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

2008: Guests was performed at the KKNK festival, as part of a trilogy of short experimental plays (along with Insomnia by Mike van Graan and Power by Jaco Bouwer). Also done in Cape Town, at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown and at the 969 Festival in Braamfontein.


Kobus Burger. 2018.SA Toneel seëvier in Den Haag, Beeld Plus, 18 June 2008:p.3.

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