House Guest

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House Guest is a play written in 1976 by English playwright Francis Durbridge [1] (1912-1998). When their son is kidnapped, it is not for ransom, but to force his parents to allow one of the kidnappers to remain in the house.

First produced at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK in 1976. Published by Samuel French, 1982.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1984: Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions, directed by Hugh Wooldridge starring Tammy Bonell, Drummond Marais, Robert Whitehead, opening July 1984 at the Alhambra Theatre.


Doollee, the Playwrights database [2].

Theatre programme (Alhambra Theatre, 1984) held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 565

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