Hermit Theatre

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The Hermit Theatre was a supper theatre venue in Durban founded by Deon van Zyl in 1978.

Situated in the Hermit Vegetarian Restaurant, a tiny little eatery in Hermitage Street off the Esplanade, which opened with Puny Little Life directed by Clive Rodel, with Deon van Zyl and Paul Spence. Garth Anderson also presented numerous productions at this popular venue.

Plays performed there include Three for Tea (a triple bill of one-act plays by Muthal Naidoo), Lysistrata (adapted and directed by Clive Rodel, June to July 1980), Miss Julie (directed by Malcolm Purkey, 1980), Coming Home by Muthal Naidoo (1982),


Gosher, 1988 [JH]

Muthal Naidoo. 1993. The Search for Cultural Identity - A Personal Odyssey. No 1 in the Indic Theatre Monograph Series, Asoka Theatre Publications[1].

"History of Durban Supper Theatre" (article first published : 2007-07-22; last edited : 2007-10-15) by Caroline Smart. Posted on

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 20. 57. (Hermit Theatre production).

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