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Ibchek is a play by Donald Howarth (1931-).

A play about a subsidised group of actors who perform Ibsen to dwindling audiences, whilst themselves reliving the bourgeois romantic situations of The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard.

The play had been commissioned by the Market Theatre and had its world premiére at the Grahamstown Festival, 1979, directed by Donald Howarth, with Annabel Linder, Jacqui Singer, Frantz Dobrowsky, Danny Keogh and Elaine Proctor. It then played a season Upstairs at the Market (1979).

Alan Granville, Dale Cutts and James Andrews were also involved in the production.

Playscript held by NELM [Collection: SIMON, Barney]: 2003. 90. 345


Correspondence, 21 February to 15 December 1978, between Donald Howarth and Mannie Manim, NELM - MANUSCRIPTS, [Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2010. 38. 9. 2. 50. 5.

Tucker, 1997, p. 369.

Hauptfleisch and Van Lill, 2010, p. 36

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