Die Rebellie van Lafras Verwey
[“The Rebellion of Lafras Verwey”] by Chris Barnard. A compelling and popular radio drama, also produced on stage. The play tells the story of a South African version of a Walter Mitty type figure, with tragic overtones.
The original text
First broadcast by the SABC on *** ,
First published by Tafelberg in 1971.
The text was translated into Flemish, Dutch, English, Italian and it was broadcast by several European radio stations.
Translations and adaptations
The play received the *** and *** awards.
Performance history in South Africa
KRUIK Toneel produced an award-winning version of the play opening 7 May 1992 at the Nico Arena with Marthinus Basson as Lafras, George Ballot (Vaatjie), Francois Coertze, [[Neels Coetzee], Gys de Villiers, Mary dreyer, Jan Ellis, Isabella Mostert, Taniya van der Merwe. Directed by Jannie Gildenhuys. Designs by Marthinus Basson, lighting design by Malcolm Hurrell, musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder.
PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.
Theatre programme, 1992.
KKNK programme, 29 March-6 April 2013).
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