Skirmishes, by British playwright Catherine Hayes (1949-*). A realistic play dealing with the bitter emotions of two sisters while their mother lies dying, after being bedridden for a period of time. Although realistic, the play has its moments of absurd humour which emphasise the sad situation of the three women.
The playwright was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Awards (Drama Theatre Awards) for Most Promising Playwright of 1981 this play.
The original text
Published by Faber and Faber, 1982 and Dramatists Play Service, 1983.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
Performed by students of the Technikon Natal at the National Arts Festival, 1984, directed by Patricia Rapson, stage manager Helen Barton, lighting Janet Wilson. The cast: Christobel d'Orthez, Julia Faddy, Jenny Parton.
National Arts Festival programme, 1984.
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