My Fat Friend
The comedy is an ugly duckling tale about an overweight young woman who attracts the attention of a potential suitor. The play premiered on November 6, 1972 at the Theatre Royal, Brighton, where it ran for one week before transferring to the Rex Theatre in Wilmslow for another week's engagement. On December 6, it opened in London's West End at the Globe Theatre. Published by Samuel French, 1974.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1987: Johan Bernard's Afrikaans translation Vettie, Vettie! was staged by PACT, directed by Ben Kruger. with Hélène Truter (Vicky), Tjaart Potgieter (Henry), Andre Odendaal (James) and Percy Pretorius (Tom). Designed by Stan Knight.
1987: The Afrikaans translation, Vettie, Vettie!, presented by CAPAB, directed by Hannes Horne, designs by Piet Odendaal, lighting by Malcolm Hurrell in the H.B. Thom Theatre, the Nico Malan Theatre and visiting several towns in the Western Cape. The cast were Marie Pentz, Ernst Eloff, Willie Fritz and Gustav Geldenhuys.
2000: The Afrikaans translation, Vettie, Vettie! as translated and adapted by Pierre van Pletzen, was staged in the Arena at the State Theatre, directed by Van Pletzen, with Lizz Meiring, Van Pletzen, Jean Marais and Justin Strydom.
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988
Nico Malan Theatre pamphlet, August 1973
Vettie, Vettie! theatre programme, 1987.
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