Two and Two Make Sex

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Two and Two Make Sex is a full length comedy written by Richard Harris [1] and Leslie Darbon [2] circa 1973. 2m, 2f. Published by Samuel French.

George is getting into his fifties, his sexual virility nagging at him, one way or another. He is having an affair with twenty year old Jane. His wife, Clare, sensing that something of the kind is going on, fixes up a way of dealing with the situation. Jane has a boy friend, Nick. The quartet play out their charades in a double setting.

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Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Academy Theatre pre-1974 starring Kerry Arnell, Doreen Awerbuch, Shelagh Holliday, Ian Gardiner, Melody O'Brian, Colin Law, Stuart Parker.

1973: Opened in the Academy Theatre in Johannesburg on 20 December, directed by Rex Garner, with Michael Jaimeson (Nick), Kerry Arnell (Jane), Garner (George), Shelagh Holliday (Clare), Melody O'Brian (Ruth) and Ian Gardiner (Jane's Father).

1989: Presented by Pieter Toerien at the André Huguenet Theatre opening 24 August and at the Theatre on the Bay 24 October – 11 November.


Samuel French Publishers [3]

Academy Theatre programme, 1973.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

Blithe Spirit theatre programme, 1989.

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