A Worm in the Bud
1988 It A play about cultural discrimination, it is cast in the form of a public lecture and utilising a correspondence between two sisters to explore an Englishwoman’s emotional experiences as the wife of an Afrikaner man in the late 19th century.
The play revolves around the correspodence between the philanthropic adventurer, Emma, who goes to SA in 1904 to educate Boer children and her sister in England. Emma is unprepared for the untamed environment and the sister, Katy, judges the Boers from the safety of Britannia.
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1990: First performed at the Grahamstown Festival , directed by ** with ** and **.
Pretoria News, 14 March 1990.
PACT theatre programme, 1990.
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