Miscarriage of Murder

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Miscarriage of Murder is a Court Room Drama by British playwright Royce Ryton (1924-2009). The play is set in Cape Town in the 1930s.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Directed by Ken Leach for Pieter Toerien, premiered at the Alexander Theatre on 21 September 1986. This production was also staged at the Baxter Theatre. The cast included John Carson, Sandra Duncan, John Whiteley, Richard Haines, Neville Thomas, Dot Feldman, Bernadine Strutt, Kerneels Coertzen, Theresa Iglich, Arnold Vosloo. Lighting by Jannie Swanepoel, set designed by Andrew Botha . Miss Duncan’s dresses were designed by John Tullis.


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

Miscarriage of Murder theatre programme, 1986.

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