The Old Ladies

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The Old Ladies is a play written in 1935 by the English playwright, actor, theatre director and screenwriter Rodney Ackland (1908-1991) [1], adapted from the 1924 novel by the same name by Hugh Walpole.

The original text

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: Presented by the Little Theatre Players at the Little Theatre, Cape Town, in November, directed by Audrey Pearce.

1953: 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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