The Old Ladies

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The Old Ladies is a play by Rodney Ackland (1908-1991) [1],

The original text

Written in 1935, the play was an adaptation of the 1924 novel by the same name by Hugh Walpole.

Translations and adaptations

An Afrikaans adaptation of Rodney Ackland's play, entitled Vrees, was made by J.F. Marais.

Performance history in South Africa

1949: The Old Ladies presented by the Little Theatre Players at the Little Theatre, Cape Town, in November, directed by Audrey Pearce.

1953: The Old Ladies performed by the Johannesburg Repertory Society, directed by Minna Schneier.

1971: The Langford-Inglis Company and Hymie Udwin production of The Old Ladies, starring Margaret Inglis, Zoe Randall and Bess Finney was staged at the Alexander Theatre.


Inskip, 1972. p.137.

Tucker, 1997.

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