Enemy! is a 1969 play by Robin Maugham.
The original text
Set in the Western Desert during World War II, describing a kind of camaraderie that exists between a young British trooper and a German gunner who find themselves thrown together and fighting for survival. Published in in "Plays Of The Year Vol.39", Elek, London (Plays & Players, March 1970).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1972: First performed in adapted form as part of Enemy - An Anti-War Collage by Donald Howarth, and opened at The Space in Cape Town on 23 August, directed and designed by Donald Howarth. It had a very good run and also became quite notorious for probably being the first play to contain a scene with mass male nudity on the South African stage. The cast consisted of Bill Flynn, Bob Kirsner, Alex Petersen, Paul Slabolepszy and Michael Swinton. Lighting by Brian Astbury, sound by Alastair Johnstone and stage management by Bee Berman.
1973: PACT Drama staged a production of the original play as Enemy! in the Arena Theatre, directed by John Hussey, starring Eckard Rabe (Paul), Richard Haines (Ken), Nigel Vermaas (Decker) and Lindsay Reardon (Narrator).
PACT neswsletter, February 1973.
PACT theatre programme, 1973.
Poster NELM [Collection: SIEFF, Percy]: 2013. 25. 1. 24.
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