The Horse Thief

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The Horse Thief is a play by Willem Steenkamp and Tony Robinson

The original text

Based on Steenkamp's novel of the same name, it is a play about justice and retribution set in the starkness of Namaqualand.

Performance history in South Africa

1986: The South African première was presented by CAPAB in the Nico Malan Theatre opening 6 November 1986, followed by a performance in the H.B. Thom Theatre on 27 November 1986. Directed by Esther van Ryswyk, with Jannie Gildenhuys, Ivan Abrahams, Wayne Bowman and André Roothman. Designed by Peter Krummeck. Lighting by Malcolm Hurrell.

Translations and adaptations


The Horse Thief theatre programme, 1986.

Willem Steenkamp and Tony Robinson. 1984. The Horse Thief (A copy of the typed text, dated August, held in the archives of the University of Stellenbosch)

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