Hostile Witness

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Hostile Witness is a courtroom drama in two acts written by Jack Roffey [1]. A successful barrister believes that his next door neighbour was responsible for the death of his daughter. When the neighbour is killed in a staged burglary the barrister is the prime suspect.

First performed in Brighton, England, in 1964.

The original text

Published by Evans Bros, London, 1965.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Johannesburg Repertory Society at the Alexander Theatre, directed by Hermien Dommisse starring Michael Atkinson, Elliot Playfair, 1967.


Tucker, 1997. 223.

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 16. 55.

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