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Clouds (1977) by English playwright and novelist Michael Frayn. Set in Cuba in the mid-1970s, Clouds concerns a pair of British journalists – Owen Shorter (Dinsdale Landen) and Myra Hill (Morag Hood) – in pursuit of soft news stories about the country. This play is a farcical comedy making great play out of the English abroad, who see only what they want to see, and make little or no attempt to engage with the local cultures.

Performance history in South Africa

Andre Hattingh starred in The Academy Theatre production of Michael Frayn’s Clouds, directed by American director/producer Stockton Briggle and also starring Nicholas Ellenbogen in 1979.

Translations and adaptations


Tucker, 1997. 370.

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