Husse met Lang Ore

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Husse met Lang Ore (an Afrikaans saying, equivalent to the English "Curiosity killed the cat"), is a children's play by Pieter Fourie (1940-2021).

The original text

Written in 1969, performed 1977 and 1989. The text only available from DALRO, never published.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1977: Performed in the Nico Malan Theatre by the CAPAB Youth Theatre Company, directed by Eileen Thorns with Fitz Morley as "Mr Snaakspraat". Designed by Martin Crous. It opened on 10 December as a morning show.

1989: Performed in the Nico Malan Theatre by CAPAB, directed by Mary Dreyer with Limpie Basson, Gustav Geldenhuys, Elma van Wijk, Gretha Brazelle, Nico de Beer. Designs by Peter Krummeck. It opened 2 March.

2016: Performed in Cape Town by AFDA


Nico Luwes 2010. Pieter Fourie (1940-) se bydrae as Afrikaanse dramaturg en kunsbestuurder: 1965-2010. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. Bloemfontein: University of the Free State, pp. 148, 666 [1]

Margaretha Jooste. ‎1992. Postmodernistiese Elemente in Enkele Dramas van Pieter Fourie. Unpublished MA thesis. Pretoria: University of Pretoria, pp.[2]

Nico Malan Theatre pamphlets, Feb-March 1989

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