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See How They Run is an English comedy in three acts by Philip King (1904–1979)[1] .


The original text

Its title is a line from the nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice, this popular farce was first staged by Henry Kendall at the Peterborough Rep in 1944 prior to a British tour as an entertainment for the troops.

In 1955 it was adapted as a film starring Roland Culver.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Pieter Fourie as Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle in 1982-3.

Performance history in South Africa

1950: First produced at His Majesty's Theatre by Brian Brooke for African Theatres, directed by Shaun Sutton, subsequently touring for four months, also staged at the Hofmeyr Theatre.

1967: Performed by senior students of the Wynberg Boys' High School, with a cast that included Rochelle Malbin as a guest actress, and designs by Norman Coates.

1960: Performed at the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg by Ricky Arden Productions, directed by Charles Vernon, with Rosemary Whitfield, Helen Braithwaite, John Hayter, Julie Mills, John Boulter, Louis Ife, Billy Matthews, Kempton Oliver and Norman Kelly-Herde (who was also Stage Manager).

1973: Presented by CAPAB English Drama in the Nico Malan Theatre in February 1973, directed by Roger Dwyer.

1983: Performed in Afrikaans as Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle by CAPAB, directed by Pieter Fourie, with Riana Wilkens, Christine Basson, Mary Dreyer, Neels Coetzee, Pieter Joubert, Johan Malherbe, Marthinus Basson, Tjaart Potgieter, Eric Nobbs. Decor and costumes by Penny Simpson, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell. The first performance was in the Bellville Civic Centre on 11 February 1983.

1984: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Sutherland NG Kemeente for performances in Sutherland during May.

1986: Performed in Afrikaans as Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle by PACOFS, directed by Pieter Fourie with Annemarie Rauh, Blaise Koch, Michele Burgers, Shaleen Surtie-Richards

1987: Performed in Afrikaans as Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle by PACT, directed by Pieter Fourie with Bill Curry, Christine Basson, Chris van Niekerk, Amor Tredoux, Richard van der Westhuizen, Peter Terry, Ben Kruger, Johan Malherbe and Tjaart Potgieter.

1987: Performed in Afrikaans as Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle by PACOFS, directed by Pieter Fourie with Annemarie Rauh, Blaise Koch, Michele Burgers, Shaleen Surtie-Richards, on tour in rural districts.

1987: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Theatrum for performances in Port Elizabeth during October.

1988: Presented in English by Pieter Toerien, directed by Rex Garner, with Garner himself, Mark Richardson, Anne Power, Patricia Sanders, George Korelin, Kate Edwards, Graham Hopkins, Errol Hart and Timothy Welsh. Lighting design by Jannie Swanepoel, set design by Kay Page, costumes by Alison Yates.

1989: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Oos-Londen Rapportryerskorps for performances in East London during October.

1991: Performed in English by the Performing Arts Administration on behalf of the Wits School of Dramatic Arts in August. Directed by Margaret Heale, with Cheryl Gow, Barbie Rubin, Robert Lucas, Sarah Edwards, Gideon Emery, Justin Foxton, Jason Kennett, Donald Woodburn, Donovan Woodburn and Donovan Marsh. Design by Paul Romanoff and Adam Steyn.

1993: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to the Hoërskool Dirkie Uys for performances in Moorreesburg during August.

1993: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Flimieda NG Gemeente for performances in Klerksdorp during October.

1995: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Hoër Landbouskool Boland for performances in Paarl during August.

1996: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Nederduitse Hervormde Kerk van Afrika for performances in Harrismith during June.

1997: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Persona for performances in Welkom during October.

1998: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Hoërskool Charlie Hofmeyr for performances in Ceres during July.

2000: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to NG Gemeente Stilbaai for performances in Stilbaai during November.

2001: Performing rights for the Afrikaans version granted by DALRO to Impromptu for performances in Komatipoort during October.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_King_(playwright)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_How_They_Run_(play)

Brooke 1978, 196.

Wynberg Boys' Schools Magazine 1967[2]

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988

Programme notes of the student production of See How They Run in 1991.

Kyk Hoe Hol Hulle theatre programmes 1983 (CAPAB); 1987 (PACT).

See How they Run programmes, 1988, 1991.

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. 665-9.[3]

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