Boo to the Moon

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Boo to the Moon is a play by Paul Slabolepszy.

The original text

A play about five white teenagers involved in a car accident on a lonely road in Natal after a matric farewell party.

Published in Mooi Street and Other Moves, 1994.

Performance history in South Africa

1986: The original production was created for the Loft Theatre Company by Paul Slabolepszy, opening 12 November in the Loft Theatre (Natal Playhouse) under the author's direction, starring Greg Melvill-Smith (Spider), Judy Broderick (Jessica), Christopher Wells (Coxie), Simon Heale (Allie) and Annie Harvey (Myrtle).

1987: Directed by Bobby Heaney for PACT Drama, opening at the Windybrow Theatre in May and subsequently at the State Theatre, Pretoria and the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. The cast: Stephen Jennings as Spider, Susan Danford as Jessica, Bruce Alexander as Coxie, Glenn Swart as Allister and Anna-Mart van der Merwe as Myrtle.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by André van der Merwe: Boe vir die Maan. Shorter version: Te Hel met die Maan (“To Hell with the Moon”) by Johannie Gerber.


Boo to the Moon theatre programme, 1987.

E-mail correspondence from Judy Ditchfield (28 August 2015 12:47 PM)

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