Jo'burg Messiah

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Jo'burg Messiah is a play by Michael Picardie (1936-).

The original text

Based on Bandiet: Seven Years in a South African Prison by Hugh Lewin (1939-2019) (published 1974), the play was first performed by the Sherman Arena Company, Cardiff at the Oxford as part of the Observer Festival of Theatre in 1980/1981, directed by John Lindstrum.

The text is unpublished, but can be obtained from the author.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

No South African performances have been found to date.


E-mail from Michael Picardie to Temple Hauptfleisch, Monday 2015/07/06 10:46 PM.

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