People are Living There
People are Living There is a 1960s four-hander play by Athol Fugard. First performed in Glasgow, Scotland at the Citizens' Theatre in 1967.
First published by Buren in 1969. Published by Oxford University Press (1983).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1968: Presented by CAPAB at the Hofmeyr Theatre, directed by the author, starring Yvonne Bryceland (Milly), Athol Fugard (Don), Ken Leach (Shorty), Gillian Garlick (Sissy). Lighting devised by Scott Robertson.
1969: Revived by Peter Curtis, manager of English drama of the the state-funded Cape Performing Arts Board under the direction of Athol Fugard, with Yvonne Bryceland as “Milly” and Bill Flynn (Ken Leach?) as “Shorty”, Don played by the author and Sissy by Gillian Garlick, opening at the Hofmeyr Theatre on 14 June 1969. It was taken on tour of the country in conjunction with the other PACs, ?*. Played at the Rhodes University Theatre in Grahamstown on 21 and 22 July 1969.
1969/70: Presented around by PACT/CAPAB in association with Phoenix Players at the Alexander Theatre. Directed by Athol Fugard. Cast - Milly: Yvonne Bryceland. Don: Athol Fugard. Shorty: Ken Leach. Sissy: Gillian Garlick. Set designed by Keith Anderson. Costumes designed by Jennifer Craig. Company manager was Dale Cutts, stage manager David McBirnie, assistant stage manager Glynn Day. Set constructed and painted by Keith Anderson Productions. Production photographer Brian Astbury.
1972: Produced at The Space, Cape Town, directed by Bill Tanner, with Yvonne Bryceland, Bill Flynn, Jacqui Singer and Paul Slabolepszy; designer Axel Pedersen; stage manager Bee Berman. Also ran on three further occasions at The Space (Cape Town) in 197*, with Yvonne Bryceland, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Glynn Day, Wilson Dunster, Andrea Fine and Fiona Stuart-White.
1982: Produced in Afrikaans by CAPAB as Daar Leef Mense Daar. It opened in the Nico Malan Theatre on 20 August, with subsequent performances at the H.B. Thom Theatre, the Monument Theatre in Grahamstown and the Savoy Theatre in Port Elizabeth in September. Directed by Athol Fugard, assisted by Rozelle Vogelman, with Lida Meiring (Milly), David van der Merwe (Shorty), Marthinus Basson (Don) and Lisa-Maria Fugard (Sissy). Decor and costumes were by Penny Simpson and lighting by Malcolm Hurrell.
1984: Daar Leef Mense Daar, the Afrikaans translation by Van der Colff was staged by PACT, directed by Dawie Malan, featuring Marie Pentz (Milly), Peter Terry (Don), Frantz Dobrowsky (Shorty) and Ilse van Hemert (Sissy).
1989: In May 1989 the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department presented the play at the Libertas Theatre during the Lanzerac Stellenbosch Festival. The director was Noël Roos and the cast were Catherine Fenix, Arnold Hoon, Waldi Schultz and Tanya Swanepoel.
2015: Performed by the Market Theatre and the Windybrow Theatre by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited in the Barney Simon Theatre, Johannesburg from 22 April to 24 May. Directed by André Odendaal with Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Milly), Carel Nel, Dania Gelderblom, and Francois Jacobs.
2015: Performed by the Hungry Minds Theatre Collective at the National Arts Festival, Grahamastown, the Cape Town Fringe, the Vrygrond Family Festival and the Galloway Theatre, Cape Town. Directed and adapted for young audiences by Blythe Stuart Linger and Kathleen Stephens with Imke du Toit as Milly, Kiroshan Naidoo as Don, Almar Muller as Shorty and Clarissa Roodt as Sissy.
Radio, film and TV
19**: A filmed version of the original stage production ***
2012: An Afrikaans radio adaptation was broadcast as Daar Leef Mense Daar by RSG on 15 November, directed by Juanita Swanepoel, with Deidré Wolhuther (Milly), Johann Nel, Wessel Pretorius and Hannah Borthwick.
CAPAB theatre programme, 1968.
Programme notes of the production in 1969/70 at the Alexander Theatre.
Teater SA, 1(4), 1969.
The Company theatre programme, 1977.
PACT theatre programme, 1984.
University of Pretoria Drama Department theatre programme, 1986.
Weekly Mail, 24-30 March 1995.
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