Die Sewe Doodsondes

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Die Sewe Doodsondes ("The seven deadly sins") is an Afrikaans cabaret by Hennie Aucamp (1934-2014) and Barry Strydom.

See also the entry on The Seven Deadly Sins.

The original text

Inspired and based on the introduction to Sewe sondes, nee meer: verhale en essays oor dood- en ander stories, compiled by Hennie Aucamp in 1995,


Hennie Aucamp's original hand written manuscript (accessible on the University of Stellenbosch's SUNDigital Collections website[1]) has the title as "Die Sewe Doodsondes: 'n Moraliteit" ("The Seven Deadly Sins: a Morality").

Published as Van Hoogmoed tot Traagheid of Die Sewe Doodsondes ("From Pride to Sloth, or The Seven Deadly Sins") by Human & Rousseau in 1996, with illustrations by Conrad Botes.

Van hoogmoed tot traagheid, of, Die sewe doodsondes / teks, Hennie Aucamp ; illustrasies, Conrad Botes.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1995: Presented by the University of Stellenbosch Drama Department in the H.B. Thom Theatre 18-22 April 1995. Mark Graham directed. Members of the cast were Leana Dreyer, Paul du Toit, Nicole Holm, Aletia Badenhorst, Amelda Brand, Nico Dreyer, Jaco Bouwer, Willemien Brümmer, Paul van Wyk. Soundtrack by Ewald Cress.


Hennie Aucamp's original hand written manuscripts (accessible on the University of Stellenbosch's SUNDigital Collections website at https://digital.lib.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.2/3911 and https://digital.lib.sun.ac.za/handle/10019.2/3918]).

Die Sewe Doodsondes programme, 1995.

Sewe Doodsondes by Hennie Aucamp and Ewald Cress. Cabaret. Soundtrack. Die Sewe Doodsondes by Hennie Aucamp. Cabaret.

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