Jack and the Beanstalk

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A South African version by Michelle Botha and Thomas Barlow. One-act. Cast: mixed (for Children).

Done in South Africa by Children's Theatre in 1984, with Michael Brunner, **.

Other versions done in South Africa include a pantomime by Janice Honeyman and Ralph Trewhela and a production written and directed by Glynn Day, performed in the Baxter Studio in 1986, starring John Dennison, Pippa Duffy, Joey Wishnia and Patrick Walton. (Chad Abrahams, James Plaatjies, Annette Hamilton, Liana Collet, Bronwyn van Graan, Matthew Roberts??).

Peter Noble as Jack 26.6.1992 (NELM:[Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 49).

A puppet play version by Teatro Dei Piccolo ('Theatre of the Little People') and Keith Anderson.

Another version was staged by the People's Theatre in June 1999 as their first production in the new Thabong Theatre at The Civic, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, with Isadora Verwey, Francois Theron, Izak Taljaard, Vicky Friedman, Rochelle Palm, Grete Lochner, Warren Arends and Hinor Shushan.

Staged in December 2003 in the Nelson Mandela Theatre at The Civic as a pantomime, written and directed by Janice Honeyman, with Francois Schreuder, Val Donald Bell, Tobie Cronjé, Basil Appollis, Tessa Denton, Bronwyn Evans, Philip Godawa, Jeffrey Sebogodi, Byron-Lee Olivato and James van Helsdingen.


Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

The Citizen, 23 June 1999.

The Citizen, 11 November 2003.

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