Rattle of a Simple Man
Rattle of a Simple Man is a comedy written by British playwright Charles Dyer . A bet to spend the night with a prostitute shows how loneliness can drive people to opposite extremes. Set in the character Cyrenne's basement flat somewhere in London.
The original text
First produced in Nottingham, 1962, although there is proof that the play was presented in South Africa in 1961.
First published by Samuel French, 1963.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted for the screen by the author. The screen version was directed by Muriel Box in 1964 .
Performance history in South Africa
1961: A British production, brought to South Africa by Taubie Kushlick, with Edward Woodward, Pauline Stroud and Kerry Jordan. Directed by Valda Blumberg. Set designed by Nina Campbell-Quine. The play was performed at The Playhouse Theatre, Johannesburg.
Programme notes of 1961 production.
Tucker, 1997. 159.
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