Helena's Hope, Ltd
Also found as Helena's Hope
The original text
A hugely popular farce about the goldfields, which satirizes the individual capitalists, while employing a classical melodramatic plot. Set in 1908-1910.
Adaptations and translations
Performance history in South Africa
1910: First performed by the De Jong-Black Company in 1910, often repeated till the 1930s. Stephen Black also made his first appearance as an actor for the company, taking the role of "Jeremiah Luke M'bene", under the nom de theatre Edward Radlowe.
1981: An adaptation by Stephen Gray was staged by the University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art at Theatre in Focus hosted by the University of Natal in Durban. The production opened on 29 June in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre in Durban, directed by Fred Hagemann (credited as Frederic Hagemann) with a cast of students from the University of the Witwatersrand School of Dramatic Art.
University of Natal Theatre in Focus programme, 1981
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