Odd Man In

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Odd Man In is a comedy in three acts by French writer and actor Claude Magnier (1920-1983) [1].

The English translation was performed at the St. Martin's Theatre in London, England with Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, and Derek Farr in the cast.

A radio play with this title was written by Albert Raphael (NELM Location: [Collection: SOUTH AFRICAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (SABC)]: 2007. 14. 1. 113).

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated from the French by Robin Maugham. Published by Samuel French, 1958.

Performance history in South Africa

1958: Presented by Anthony Farmer Productions starring British actor Maurice Kaufman, June Shaw, David Crichton and Stuart Brown at the Library Theatre, Johannesburg, opening 22 January 1958. Stage manager Josephine MacKinlay.

1978: The play was presented by CAPAB English Drama in July 1978 in the Nico Malan Theatre, directed by Rex Garner, starring Gordon Mulholland, Clive Scott and Lyn Hooker.


Contracts or memoranda of agreement between Anthony Farmer Productions and the cast, 1957, held by NELM.

Nico Malan Theatre pamphlet

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