The Three Wishes
Inspired by an Arabian fairy tale and tells the story of a dreamy Cape-Malay fisherman whose wife sends him to find the magic genie trapped in a bottle at the bottom of the sea.
First staged by Children's Theatre Incorporated in Johannesburg in 1954 with Anna Romain Hoffman as director, and in Cape Town in 1955 with Hansel Hewitt as director. The Cape Town production had a coloured cast which, rather uniquely at the time, played to multiracial audiences.
The Three Wishes was also broadcast as a radio play in several episodes by the SABC.
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