Love's a Luxury

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Love's a Luxury is a comedy in three acts written in 1942 by Guy Paxton [1] and Edward V. Hoile.

A theatre man, who seeks a refuge in the country away from the women around him, makes his way to Cranberry Cottage with his leading man. They are met by a young girl who is standing in for her mother who is the housekeeper. Add a crazy camper and allow the wife and girlfriend to arrive with the son and you have the ingredients for a farce.

The original text

Published by H.F.W. Deane and Sons, 1952.

ISBN 978-0715501207 (Revised edition).

Translations and adaptations

Filmed as The Caretaker's Daughter [2] in 1952.

Performance history in South Africa

1952: Repertory Theatre Society, later known as the Cape Town Repertory Theatre Society performed from 22 July to 2 August 1952 at the Labia Theatre.

1952: Presented by East London Technical College Drama Club.

1956: East Rand Theatre Club production produced by Anthony Farmer at the Benoni Town Hall, from 17 - 18 September 1956.

1970: Presented by the Queenstown Theatrical Society.

Presented by the Brian Brooke Company, date and venue unknown.

Anchor Players, 1979.


Theatre BA Reviews [3].

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