The Fall

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The Fall is a play by Anthony Delius (1916-1989).

The original text

The full title of the play was The Fall: A Play about Rhodes, and dealt with the life of Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902)[1].

The text was first published by Human and Rousseau in 1960.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1960: Presented by National Theatre Organisation during the Union Festival, 1960, produced by Victor Melleney starring Jennie Gratus, Pietro Nolte, Patricia Baker, Joan Lovelace, John Boulter (as Rhodes), Jimmy Mentis, Norman Kelly-Herde, John Bier, Bryan Vanden, Anthony James, Anta Fraser, Frank Wise, Stanley Walsh. Decor by Frank Graves, costumes by Doreen Graves, production manager Michal Grobbelaar. It was the first official English work to be done by NTO in the newly renovated Kamertoneel, now renamed the National Theatre, in Pretoria, opening 28 June 1960.


The Fall theatre programme (NTO) 1960.

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