His Excellency

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His Excellency is a play by Campbell Christie [1] (1893-1963) and Dorothy Christie (1896-1990). Male: 9 Female: 2

The original text

The play is about the new Governor of the Island of Salva who is a former trade unionist and has risen through the ranks and been appointed by the new Labour Government. His first problem is a dock strike - as a former dock worker himself he tries to find a way to resolve the matter without resorting to lock-outs and sending troops in.

First produced in Leeds, Grand Theatre, 10 April 1950.

First published by Samuel French, London, 1971.

Translations and adaptations

His Excellency is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Robert Hamer [2].

His Excellency is a 1958 Australian television film. It was one of the earliest films made for Australian television [3]

Performance history in South Africa

Presented by the Johannesburg Repertory Players in October 1958.


Doollee: [4].

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: ASCH, Valda]: 2005. 65. 1. 1.

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