Jeeves Takes Charge

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Jeeves Takes Charge is a one man play by Edward Duke (1953-1994)[1], based on the books of P.G. Wodehouse (1881–1975)[2].

The original text

Based on the various characters in the Bertie Wooster and Jeeves stories of P.G. Wodehouse, it was devised by Duke as a vehicle for himself, it was first performed in a Putney pub one lunchtime in the late 1970s. He then took it on tour in England and around the world, on and off for 12 years.

Performed in South Africa by Malcolm Terrey.

Performance history in South Africa

1984: Presented by Theatre Plus at the Nico Malan Theatre Centre, directed by Colin Law and on the Fringe, National Arts Festival directed by Malcolm Terrey. Musical director Izaak Bellingham; Designer Carl Toms; Costume designer Una-Mary Parker.

1993: Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions at the Richard Haines Theatre, opening 28 May, and at the Theatre on the Bay opening 7 September. Alan Swerdlow directed and Malcolm Terrey appeared as various characters. Lighting designed by Jannie Swanepoel.

Translations and adaptations


National Arts Festival programme, 1984.

Jeeves Takes Charge theatre programmes, 1984, 1993.

NELM catalogue: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 18. 11.

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