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A 1960 musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music). [1]

The original text

Based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White novel The Once and Future King.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1975: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

1989: PACT staged a PACT/NAPAC/PACOFS production that premiered in the State Theatre on 22 November, before touring to the other main centres. It was directed by Francois Swart, and featured Michael Richard (King Arthur), Kate Normington (Guenevere), Robert Finlayson (Lancelot), Norman Coombes (Merlyn), Dennis Folbigge (King Pellinore), Molly Seftel (Morgan Le Fey), Ian von Memerty (Mordred), Blaise Koch (Sir Dinadin), Bart Fouche (Sir Sagramore), Glenn Swart (Sir Lionel), Kornelis Simon (Squire Dap) and various dancers, singers and chorus members.

1994: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Staged by CAPAB Musicals. Directed by David Matheson. Musical Director Berislav Skenderovic. Choreography by Alfred Hinkel.Cast included Neil McCarthy, Julie Hartley, Chris Brand, Kurt Wustman, Fitz Morley, Paul Warwick-Griffin, Diane Wilson, Peter Meintjies, Alaistar Pursch, Giles Southey, Steve Walsh, Glenn Swart, Federico Freschi, Anthony Marais, Jennifer Hartman, Penny-Colleen Swain.

1994: Directed by David Matheson for CAPAB in, starring Neil McCarthy, Julie Hartley, Diane Wilson, Anton Stoltz, Paul Warwick-Griffin.


PACT theatre programme, 1989.

Nico Malan Theatre Centre pamphlet.

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