Lettice and Lovage

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Lettice and Lovage is a comedy by Peter Shaffer(1926-2016)[1].

The original text

Two middle-aged spinsters, Miss Lettice Douffet, an expert on Elizabethan cuisine and mediaeval weaponry, and Miss Lottie Schoen, devotee of unvarnished fact, set out together to demolish London landmarks and reassert the supremacy of the romantic historical past.

The original production was directed by Michael Blakemore.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1988: Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions by arrangement with Robert Fox, The Shubert Organisation and Robert Berlind. First performance in South Africa 2 November 1988. (??)

1989: Opened at the Baxter Theatre on 10 January 1989, directed by Rex Garner, starring Moira Lister, Leonard Moss, Paddy Canavan, Charlotte Butler, John Hussey and others. Lighting by Jannie Swanepoel, sets by Kay Page, costumes co-ordinated by Alsion Yates. Assistant to director Tammy Bonell.



Lettice and Lovage programme.

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