Stop the World – I Want to Get Off
The original text
The West End production, directed by Newley, opened on 20 July 1961 at the Queen's Theatre, where it ran for 485 performances. Newley starred as Littlechap, with Anna Quayle playing the multiple roles of Evie and the other women in his life.
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Performance history in South Africa
1964: Adam Leslie staged Anthony Newley’s revue Stop the World – I Want to Get Off at the Alexander Theatre, starring Anna Quayle and Michael McGovern for the Reps. Albert Ninio directed this production which ran for fourteen weeks and formed part of the Johannesburg Festival.
1976: Staged by PACT, directed by Frank Shelley with David Gilchrist, Diane Todd, Claire Robins, Renee Botha, Frances Hargreaves, Liza French, Trish McKenna, Rosalind Monat, Diane Spencer-Scarr, Gail Williamson and Sandi Willis. Musical direction by Bill Fairley, choreography by Mercedes Molina, decor by Gloria Lovegrove and costumes by Delene Holt.
Photographs (1964 production) held by NELM: Photograph collection [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 2. 46.
Inskip, Donald P., 1972. p.155.
PACT theatre programme, 1976.
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