The Ruffian on the Stair
The Ruffian on the Stair is a play by British playwright Joe Orton, first broadcast on BBC Radio in August 1964. It is an unsympathetic yet comedic one-act portrayal of working class England, as played out by a couple and a mysterious young man who toys with their lives. It was based on The Boy Hairdresser, a novel by Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell.
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Performance history in South Africa
First (?*) staged in South Africa as a lunch time presentation at The Space (Cape Town) late 1972 or early 1973, directed by Bill Tanner with Yvonne Bryceland, Bill Flynn and Ronald France. The stage manager was Bee Berman.
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