La Perruche et le Poulet

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La Perruche et le Poulet ("The Parrot And The Chicken") is a play by French dramatist Robert Thomas [1] (1927-1989). It premiered at the Théâtre du Vaudeville in Paris on 12 August 1966.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans entitled Babbelkous en Bruidegom by Tine Balder and adapted for an Afrikaans audience by Anna Neethling-Pohl.

The film Babbelkous en Bruidegom was produced by Koos Roets starring Katinka Heyns.

Performance history in South Africa

1973: The Afrikaans version, Babbelkous en Bruidegom was staged by PACT in the Breytenbach Theatre, directed by Truida Louw, featuring Janice Honeyman (Ann Parker), Jan Engelen (Speurder-Sersant Greyling), Annette Engelbrecht (Grietjie Roos), Marie Koeleman (Susan Bergh), Peter Terry (David Preller), David van der Merwe (Fredrik Cilliers), Marko van der Colff (Jan Rademan), Tobie Cronjé (Konstabel Mentz), Magda Beukes (Clara Rademan) and Peter Terry (Harry Logan). Decor designed by Richard Cook. {Katinka Heyns as Babbelkous?)

1977: PEAAT presented Babbelkous en Bruidegom by Robert Thomas at the Port Elizabeth Opera House from September 7 - 10, 1977, in Uitenhage on September 16, 1977 and in Humansdorp on September 24, 1977. The three-Act play, produced by Marlene Pieterse. Starring Jeanette Hardy, Elizabeth Klonus, At Roux, Petro van Niekerk, Adriaan van Ree, Susan Strydom, Jannie Britz, Syd Lottering, Marais Uys, and Naydene Smith. Stage Manager: Denise Grobler, Lighting: David Yates, Decor: Jannie Britz, and Stan Roberts, Requisition: Sonje Maree and Gay Schonborn, Sound: Dien Verstappen, Theatre Manager: Hester Stegman, Photography: Trevor O'Riordan.

1978: Babbelkous en Bruidegom Produced by Pauline van Zyl for the Jansenville Dramavereniging. Starring Renier Grobler, Ria Grobler, Jannie van Zyl, Pauline van Zyl, Ice Lötter, Rykie Lötter, Wessel Cornelius, Janet Cornelius and Ina van der Westhuizen.


PACT Newsletter, February 1973.

PACT theatre programme, 1973.

Babbelkous en Bruidegom theatre programme, 1977.

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