The Bed Before Yesterday

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The Bed Before Yesterday is a farce written by English writer Ben Travers [1] (1886-1980). The play is about marriage and the sexual drive in women. First produced in London in 1975. It was the longest-running of all his stage works. When it was first produced Joan Plowright played the central character with John Moffatt, Helen Mirren and Royce Mills in the main supporting roles.

Performance history in South Africa

1976: Presented by Pieter Toerien, directed by Donald Howarth, starring Leonard Whiting, Graham Armitage, Marjorie Gordon, Naomi Buch, Jean Kent and Gordon Mulholland.

Sources

Wikipedia [2].

Donald Howarth's report that he was to come to South Africa in September 1976 to direct The Bed Before Yesterday; [Correspondence, 6 January to 7 September 1976 between Donald Howarth and Mannie Manim, NELM Collection: MANIM, Mannie]: 2010. 38. 9. 2. 50. 3.

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