The Little Foxes

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The Little Foxes [1] is a 1939 play by American playwright Lillian Hellman (1905–1984) [2]. In the play the character Regina Giddens practically murders her husband and robs her brothers to gain control of a factory.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1946: A production by Taubie Kushlick and Jeanny Targowsky was performed in the Standard Theatre, starring Kushlick and Frank Secker.

1989: Staged by PACT in the State Theatre in Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre in Johannesburg, directed by Terrence Shank, featuring Jacqui Singer (Regina), Dorothy-Ann Gould (Birdie), James Borthwick (Oscar), Christopher Wells (Leo), James White (William), Clive Scott (Benjamin), Denise Stock (Alexandra), Sean Taylor (Horace), Nomhle Nkonyeni (Addie) and Dan Sebogodi (Cal).

Produced by the Brian Brooke Company, date and venue unknown.


World Drama, by Allardyce Nicoll. Harrap, 1949.

South African Opinion, 3(1):24, 1946.

Photocopies of programmes for productions by the Brian Brooke Company held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 7. 11.

Tucker, 1997. 26,475.

PACT theatre progamme (undated).

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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