The Wages of Sin

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The Wages of Sin, or Perfidious Piecework by Andrew Sachs. This classic melodrama has a Chairman, a good guy, a villain, a pretty girl and everything you expect from a melodrama, including High Drama, a fight, lasciviousness, lust, temptation and horrible deaths.... after being stabbed with a pistol. [1].

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1978: Staged as a lunch-hour presentation at The Space (Cape Town) in 1978, directed by Nigel Stevenson with Gillian Burl, Scott Hawker, Corinne Willoughby and Guy Willoughby. The stage manager was Pam Mills.


Astbury 1979.

Not listed in plays by German-born British actor and playwright Andrew Sachs [2].

The Sound of Laughter by Peter Kay, page 67, referring to the uncertainty of authorship of The Wages of Sin: [3]

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