Ain't We Got Fun

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Ain't We Got Fun a cabaret by Janice Honeyman (1949-)

The original text

According to the tongue-in the cheek programme the cabaret was ostensibly created and performed by "Mrs Ira Finestein" (billed as a "niece of Einstein, great aunt of Janice Honeyman") and "The Bright Young Things", the cabaret drew its material from a range of late 19th and early 20th century art, music, literature and general history.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1981: Produced by The Company in The Laager at the Market Theatre, opening on 27 July. Directed by Janice Honeyman with Janice Honeyman (as "Mrs Ira Finestein") and "The Bright Young Things" (i.e. David Eppel, Beverley Melnick, Robert Whitehead, Vanessa Cooke, John Oakley-Smith).

1981: The Company's production performed in the Baxter Studio, Cape Town, from 30 September to 24 October.


Ruphin Coudyzer. 2023. Annotated list of his photographs of Market Theatre productions. (Provided by Coudyzer)

Programme of the production in the Baxter Studio, 1981.

Brian Barrow and Yvonne Williams-Short (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987. Cape Town: The Baxter Theatre.

Pat Schwartz 1988. The Best of Company: The Story of Johannesburg's Market Theatre. Johannesburg: Ad Donker.

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