The original text
The play, originally written for Sybil Thorndike, first opened in America, at the Garrick Theatre on Broadway on 28 December 1923 performed by the Theatre Guild. The London première, starring Thorndike, took place on 26 March 1924 at the New Theatre, produced by Lewis Casson. The text first published in London by Constable, 1924.
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Performance history in South Africa
1959: Produced in English by National Theatre Organisation in 1959 by Victor Melleney, directed by Leon Gluckman, with Afrikaans actress Kita Redelinghuys in the lead. The cast also included Harold Lake, David Herbert (as Brother Martin), Ivor van Rensburg, Siegfried Mynhardt, Frank Wise, Walter Glennie, Ivor Kruger, Michael Preston, Tone Brulin, Noël Borain, Pietro Nolte, Hélène de Jong, John Boulter, Innes Hirson, Jimmy Mentis (as the Bishop of Beauvais), Alfred Stretton (as the Inquisitor). Décor and costumes by Frank Graves and Doreen Graves. The play was performed in the Reps Theatre in Johannesburg for five weeks and subsequently in the civic teatres in Springs, Bloemfontein and Kinberley and in the Pretoria Opera House.
1960: Produced in Afrikaans as Johanna, die Soldaat van God by the University of Stellenbosch under the auspices of the NTO. It opened at the Bellville Civic Theatre on 21 September 1960. The guest director was Fred Engelen of Belgium, whose wife Tine Balder played the title role.
Theatre programme for Johanna, die Soldaat van God 1960.
Inskip, 1972. p.135.
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