WAM (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)

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Also found as WAM! (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart), it is a musical play by Janice Honeyman (1949-).

Not to be confused with the 2010 dance and music production called WAM! Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, A journey through Mozart’s life in music and dance[1], a stage production conceived and adapted by the choreographer David Palmer, based on Mozart’s letters and his music.

The original text

Subtitled "A magical tour through music", the text was developed, written and staged by in South Africa by Janice Honeyman.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by Wilma Stockenström. The text is unpublished.

Performance history in South Africa

1975?: Performed in English and Afrikaans by the PACT Playwork Company, directed by Janice Honeyman in the Breytenbach Theatre, Pretoria and the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg.

1991: The Afrikaans only version was presented by Universiteitsteater Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre in May 1991, directed by Juanita Swanepoel, assisted by Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck, musical direction by André van der Merwe with Waldemar Schultz as Mozart.


Theatre pamphlet, 1991

Walter Greyvenstein. 1988. The history and development of children's theatre in English in South Africa. Unpublished doctoral thesis. Johannesburg: Rand Afrikaans University.

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