The Snakebird

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A 2001 play by Laraine Lane. A look at the family of a veteran of the Angola border war, a war that could not be won, and the effect it had on him and on his family and loved ones.

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Performance history in South Africa

First staged in the Laager at the Market Theatre in November 2001 as part of the Barney Simon Young Writers’ Festival, directed by Marguerite Albrecht, with Nicky Rebelo (Manfred), Antoinette Kellerman (Estelle), Amanda Lane (Hannah) and Neels Clasen (Pikkie).


The Citizen, 1 November 2001.

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