The original text
Originally titled My Best Girl, it is based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis and a 1956 Broadway play by Lawrence and Lee.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1989-1990: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society in 1990. (Scenaria reviews David Matheson's 1989 PACOFS (Performing Arts Council of the Orange Free State) production of Mame, remoulded for CAPAB (Cape Performing Arts Board) stagings at smaller theatres in Port Elizabeth and East London which arrived at Cape Town's Nico Malan Theatre).
1994: Presented by CAPAB Musicals, first performed at the Nico Malan Theatre on 25 August 1994. Directed by David Matheson, musical director Charl-Johan Lingenfelder, choreographer Alfred Hinkel, set design by Johan Badenhorst, lighting design by John T. Baker, sound design by Robin Shuttleworth. The cast: Judy Page as Mame, also starring Diane Wilson, Glenn Swart, Steven Stead, Celeste Litkie and a large cast.
Mame theatre programme (CAPAB)), 1994.
Scenaria, 15(168), 3 January 1995.
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