Someone Waiting

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Someone Waiting is a farce with murder as its theme, by Emlyn Williams [1] (1905-1987). Casting 4 Male, 5 Female.

Martin's best friend Paul has been wrongfully hanged for murdering a girl in his adoptive father's flat. When he fails his law exams Fenn, a private tutor, arrives and confides to Martin that he is Paul's father and together they determine to discover the true murderer.

The original text

Published by Samuel French. ISBN: 9780822210542.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

Directed by Anthony Farmer for the Reps, at the Johannesburg Repertory Theatre from 25 November to 18 December 1954, starring Siegfried Mynhardt, Louis Mann, Beatrice Munro, Bruce Anderson, Marianne French, Noreen Sterling, Diana Kramer.

Presented by the Brian Brooke Company, date and venue unknown.


Samuel French [2].

Helikon, 4(18), 1954. pp. 62-63.

Programme for the Reps production in Playtime 102 held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 13. 1136.

Photocopies of programmes for productions by the Brian Brooke Company held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 7. 11.

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