Puss in Boots

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Puss in Boots [1] is the name of a famous European fairytale.

The original text

The origins of the story are vague and varied, since it appears in a large variety of publications and other forms over the ages.

Translations and adaptations

The basic story has been used for virtually all art forms, notably the performing arts such as stage, dance, and film.

A popular theme for pantomime[2] in the UK and its dominions and colonies, and - in the spirit of pantomime - the text is usually devised or adapted by each director for the particular circumstances, cast, audience, etc.

Performance history in South Africa

2003: Presented by the Westville Theatre Club, directed by Paddy Bell-Fisher in November.

2008: Adapted by Garth Anderson, presented by The Actors Co-operative at the Durban Botanic Gardens, December .

2015-6: Performed by KickstArt in the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, University of Natal, Durban. Written and directed by Steven Stead with Rory Booth, Bryan Hiles, Darren King, Londiwe Dhlomo, Peter Court, Lyle Buxton, Belinda Henwood, Nhlakanepho Manqele and Caitlin Kilburn. Designs by Greg King.

2017: Performed by KickstArt at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in July. Written and directed by Steven Stead with Earl Gregory, Caitlin Kilburn, Michael Richard, Darren King, Sean John Louw, Zak Hendrikz, Ilse Klink. Designs by Greg King and music supervision by Rowan Bakker.



NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 26. 68.

NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 26. 70.


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