The Homecoming

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The Homecoming (1964) [1] is a two-act play by Harold Pinter.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans as Huis Toe by Hugo Taljaard in 2012.

Performance history in South Africa

1977: In South Africa it was directed by Leonard Schach for The Company of Four and staged in the Concert Hall at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. The cast consisted of Keith Grenville (Lenny), Michael Howard (Max), Don Maguire (Sam), Michael Richard (Joey), Glynn Day (Teddy) and Jacqui Singer (Ruth). The set was designed by Emile Aucamp, the wardrobe by Helen Rooza and the lighting by Derrick Markotter. The stage director was Avril Bee.

2012: Huis Toe, the Afrikaans translation by Hugo Taljaard, was staged at the Woordfees and Aardklop festivals, directed by Henry Mylne, with Armand Aucamp (Teddy), Amalia Uys (Ruth), Deon Coetzee (Max), Neels van Jaarsveld, Werner Coetser and Johan Engelbrecht.

Sources

Programme notes.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne 1988.

Beeld, 2 October 2012.

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