Strike Up The Banned

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Strike Up The Banned is an anti-censorship revue written by Pieter-Dirk Uys in 1975.

The original text

First performed in 1975 at the Space Theatre.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1975: First performed in 1975 at the Space Theatre with Trix Pienaar, Pieter-Dirk Uys, Vincent Ebrahim, Jacqui Delhaye, Maria Jensen and directed by Uys. (Not mentioned in Astbury 1979).

1976: In 1976 it went to the Grahamstown Festival and on tour with Lynne Maree, Blaise Koch, Wilma Stockenström, Michele Maxwell, and Pieter-Dirk Uys.

1976: Strike up the Banned (Part 2) presented by Syrkel Theatre Company late night at the Labia Theatre, December 1976, with Rika Sennett and Pieter-Dirk Uys

1978: In 1978 it played at the Market Theatre with Pieter-Dirk Uys, Rika Sennett, and others.

The one sketch, originally starring Pieter-Dirk Uys and Trix Pienaar and representing a serial called Die Van Aardes van Grootoor was expanded in 1977 to become the hugely succesful play Die Van Aardes van Grootoor.


Sunday Times 19 October 1976.

Syrkel theatre programme, 1976.

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