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Grumpy a play in four acts by Horace Hodges and T. Wigney Percyval.

The original text

First produced in London in 1913. Published by Samuel French, 1921.

Translations and adaptations

Translated into Afrikaans by A.J.B. de Klerk as Oupa Brompie ("Grandpa Grumpy").

Filmed in Afrikaans as Oupa Brompie with Siegfried Mynhardt

Performance history in South Africa

1950: Produced in Afrikaans as Oupa Brompie ("Grandpa Grumpy") by National Theatre Organisation, directed by Marda Vanne and featuring Hendrik Hanekom (Oupa Brompie) in a star turn and supported by Pikkie van Niekerk (Susan), Japie van Niekerk (Mnr Jurgens), Gerrit Wessels (Willem Combrink), Michal Grobbelaar (Wolf en Dr Malherbe), Mathilde Hanekom (Tant Ria Mostert), Erna Eksteen (Marieka Brummer) and Laurie van der Merwe (Mnr Ernest Heyman). Decor and costumes designed by Nina Campbell-Quine.


Oupa Brompie theatre programme, 1950.

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