Pendoring (Edms) Beperk

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A 1975 comedy radio play by A.S. van Straten. First in a trilogy of Pendoring radio plays (see Pendoring & Kie and Pendoring & Seun). Originally published by SABC Radio Marketing in 1975. Also published by Tafelberg Publishers.

Stage adaptation by André-Jacques van der Merwe.

The original text

Afrikaans for "Spike Thorn (Pty) Limited"). An award-winning radio comedy about a copy-writer and the Afrikaans language.

Translations and adaptations

Adapted for the stage by André-Jacques van der Merwe in 2002.

Performance history in South Africa

Radio drama broadcast by the Afrikaans service of the SABC in 1975. Won first prize in the SABC Radio Drama Competition in 1975, the "Taalfeesjaar" (year of the Festival Year of the Afrikaans Language).

André-Jacques van der Merwe's stage adaptation premiered at the KKNK in 2002, directed by Van der Merwe, with himself (Gert Klopper), Anna-Mart van der Merwe (Sarie Verster), Isadora Verwey (various roles) and Pedro Kruger (various roles).


Volksblad, 14 July 2003.

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