The original text
Written for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. First presented 4 March 1841.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted by Ronald Eyre, published by Methuen, 1971.
Adapted by James Ambrose Brown.
Performance history in South Africa
1974: Brown's adaptation directed by Peter Curtis for CAPAB English Drama, opening 19 January 1974 at the Nico Malan Theatre. Michael Atkinson, Vivienne Drummond, Lois Butlin, Patti Canning, Roger Dwyer, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Henry Goodman, Keith Grenville, Roland Stafford, Simon Swindell, Michael Swinton, Dugald Thomson, John Whiteley and Alec Bell were in the cast. Associate director John Burch, set designed by Penny Simpson, costumes by Jennifer Craig, lighting by John T. Baker.
1984: Presented by CAPAB Drama based on the NAPAC production at the Nico Malan Theatre opening 30 June 1984, directed by Roger Dwyer. The cast: Dawid Minnaar, Laurens Cilliers, Nicholas Collis, Terrick Fitzhugh, Malcolm Farquhar, Keith Grenville, Roland Stafford, Lynn Banner, Robert Butler, Jennifer Steyn, Ronald France, Erica Rogers, Alan Swerdlow. Decor by Patricia Slavin, costumes by David Walker, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell.
London Assurance theatre programmes, 1974, 1984.
PACT theatre programme 1977 held by NELM [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 727.
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