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There are four English plays using this title.

One for the Road by Willy Russell (1976/1985)

A comedy by Willy Russell, written in 1976 and published in 1980. The script was revised and updated by Russell in 1985.

South African productions

2014: Produced by the Constantiaberg Theatre Players, directed by Lynn Moss, with James Skilton, Laura Bosman, Jane Fuller and Wesley Figaji. Performed in die Masque Theatre, Main Road, Muizenberg.


Review by Danie Botha (Die Burger)

One for the Road by Harold Pinter (1984)

An overtly-political one-act play by Harold Pinter (1930-2008). A chilling study of power and powerlessness. Best New play of the Year in England, 1984 which premiered at Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, in London, on 13 March 1984, and was first published by Methuen in 1984.

South African productions

1985: Presented by the Market Theatre Company at the National Arts Festival 1985 in the Monument Theatre, directed by Bobby Heaney, starring John Kani, Danny Keogh, Dorothy Ann Gould. Lighting design by Mannie Manim.


National Arts Festival porgramme, 1985.

One for the Road to Damaskus by Temple Hauptfleisch (2002)

This is the English title for a bilingual play about a fictional meeting between Mark Twain and South African write C.J. Langenhoven, also known in Afrikaans as 'n Loopdop op die Pad na Damaskus.

See One for the Road to Damaskus

One for the Road by Peter Voges (2017?)

A play about a woman leading a double life, as a successful businesswoman in the day, a beaten housewife at night.

Written in 2016.

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