The Owl and the Pussycat

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The Owl and the Pussycat is a 1964 Broadway stage play written by Hollywood screenwriter and producer and playwright Bill Manhoff (1919-1974) [1].

The title was borrowed from but unrelated to a nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat written by Edward Lear, first published during 1871 [2].

The original text

Translations and adaptations

A subsequent 1970 movie featuring Barbra Streisand and George Segal was based on the stage play.

Performance history in South Africa

1967: Manhoff's play was the opening production of the Academy Theatre in 1967, starring Barbara Kinghorn and Christopher Galloway. It was directed by Joan Brickhill and Louis Burke.

1970: Presented by the Arts Theatre Club at the Guild Theatre, directed by Mary Howe.


Theatre programme (Academy Theatre) held by NELM: [Collection: Theatre programmes]: 2009. 80. 90.

Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy.

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