Breach of Marriage

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Breach of Marriage is a play in three acts by Dan Sutherland. Subtitled "The Artificial Insemination".

Ann and Peter are a young married couple. Peter has been paralysed during active war service. The result of this means he is unable to have sexual intercourse. Anne desperate to have a baby arranges to have artificial insemination.

The original text

First performed in London at the Torch in 1948, and one the West End at the Duke of York in 1949. Published in London by Duckworth, 1949. Filmed as A Question of Adultery (1958).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1952: Presented by the cultural division of the Beaconsfield Club, directed by Taubie Kushlick, starring Johann Nell (Peter Stuart), Merilyn Oates (Ann Stuart), Eileen McLoughlin (Mrs Mannerling), Bruce Anderson (Dr Baring). Rognvald Gibson (Dr Gerald Farley), Betty McKay, Douglas W. Green (Rev. Daniel Hargreaves), John Bier (Judge Mannerling).


Doollee [1].

Helikon, 1(4):90-92. 1952.

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