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Comrades is a play by Victor Gordon, set against the Comrades Marathon [1] that is run annually in Natal.

Winner of the SACPAC Award, 1985/6.

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1986: Staged by PACT Drama, directed by Dieter Reible, featuring Clare Stopford (Sharon), James Borthwick (Alec), Graham Hopkins (Myer), Norman Coombes (Rabbi), Paul Jacobs (Charles), Lulu Strachan (Woman), Michael McCabe (Bill), Martin le Maitre (Jeffrey), Dale Cutts (Dr Sam Brenner), Francois Viljoen (André), Cas van Rensburg (Doctor), Adrian Steed (Interviewer), Mitzi Booysen (Annette), Francois Swart (Commentator), Peter Terry (David & Official), Shareen Swart (Christene), Eghard van der Hoven (Eric), Bruce Alexander (Frank), Siegfried Mynhardt (Old Man), Jacqui Singer (Angela), Ben Kruger (Vleis Swanepoel), Percy Pretorius (Lourens van Rensburg) and various extras as marathon runners. Jacqui Singer was the assistant director and Stan Knight designed the decor and lighting.


PACT theatre programme, 1986.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

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