A Sip of Jerepigo

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A programme compiled by Patrick Mynhardt and Michal Grobbelaar from stories by Herman Charles Bosman.

The original text

The text for the production included the following Bosman material: 'The Music Maker', 'Dopper and Papist', 'Willem Prinsloo's Peach Brandy', extracts from 'Street Processions', 'Johannesburg', 'The Old Magistrate's Court', 'Cold Stone Jug' and concluded with 'A Bekkersdal Marathon'.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1969 to 1972: Opening in 1969 at the Pieter Roos Theatre, it went on to tour for almost thrirty years, becoming the longest running one-man show in South Africa, still performed on occasion in the 1990s and into the new millenium. It was followed by other selections (e.g. Another Sip of Jerepigo, Just Jerepigo, etc.) The play also did much for the rediscovery of Bosman as an original South African talent.

The Johannesburg Civic Chamber Theatre production was presented by Michael Brooke at the H.B. Thom Theatre from 31 January to 2 February 1972, directed by Michal Grobbelaar. Patrick Mynhardt featured as Oom Schalk Lourens, the best story-teller in the Marico. Stage manager Jannie Swanepoel.


A Sip of Jerepigo theatre programme, 1972.

Mynhardt, P. 1981. The Bosman I Like - a personal selection. Human & Rousseau.

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