Miss South Africa

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Miss South Africa is a monologue by Barney Simon. Based on a short story, Miss South Africa [6] by Simon.

The original text

Published in Joburg, Sis! by Bateleur, 1974.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

First directed by Dimitri Nicolas-Fanourakis with Jacqui Singer at The Space (Cape Town), running Upstairs in the late-night time slot, 1975.

Presented by Ann Wakefield, 1976.

In 197* Yvonne Bryceland did another version of it for The National Theatre of Great Britain, directed by Michael Kustow [1]. This was performed at The Space (Cape Town) for five sold out performances in 1979 and in the Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre in 1981.

Directed by Marius de Vos for Weekend Theatre Productions circa 1983.

Produced by CAPAB Drama, no date.

Produced by University of Natal Department of Speech and Drama, no date.


Press clipping of a review by David Bunyan for the Eastern Province Herald of 12 July 1976 (re Wakefield production) held by NELM: [Collection: Rhodes University. Drama Department]: 2006. 48. 7. 15.

Astbury 1979.

Manuscript of short story held by NELM: [Collection: SIMON, Barney]: 1995. 11. 3. 24.

Theatre programme (University of Natal production) held by NELM: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 285. 1. 199.

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