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1. ''Popcorn'' by [[Pieter-Dirk Uys]].
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'''''Popcorn''''' can refer to two theatrical works which have been produced in South Africa:
  
2. ''Popcorn'' a black comedy by British playwright [[Ben Elton]], best known for the ''Blackadder'' series. The play, taking a penetrating look at the absurd values of Hollywood, is about a day in the life of Bruce Delamitri, a film director nominated for an Oscar.
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= ''Popcorn'', by [[Pieter-Dirk Uys]] =
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Directed by Pieter-Dirk Uys as a lunch-hour presentation for [[The Space]] (Cape Town) in 1973, with [[Paddy Canavan]], [[Val de Klerk]], [[Bill Flynn]] and [[Peter Piccolo]].  
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= ''Popcorn'', by Ben Elton =
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''Popcorn'' is a black comedy by British playwright [[Ben Elton]], best known for the ''Blackadder'' series. The play, taking a penetrating look at the absurd values of Hollywood, is about a day in the life of Bruce Delamitri, a film director nominated for an Oscar.
  
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
 
== Performance history in South Africa ==
1. Directed by Pieter-Dirk Uys as a lunch-hour presentation for [[The Space]] (Cape Town) in 1973, with [[Paddy Canavan]], [[Val de Klerk]], [[Bill Flynn]] and [[Peter Piccolo]].  
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1998-1999: Staged in the Tesson Theatre at the [[Civic Theatre]], Johannesburg, directed by [[Dawn Lindberg]] in March 1998, featuring [[Sean Taylor]], [[Michele Maxwell]], [[Shelley Meskin]], [[Anthony Fridjhon]], [[Nick Boraine]], [[Amanda Lane]], [[Lucinda Hooley]], [[Catherine Daymond]] and [[David Webb]]. Decor by [[Stan Knight]], sound by [[Des Lindberg]].  The same production was staged in the [[Baxter Theatre]] in February 1999 and again in the [[Tesson Theatre]] at [[The Civic]] in March 1999, with [[Sean Taylor]], [[Nick Boraine]], [[Amanda Lane]], [[Russel Savadier]], [[Nicole Abel]], [[Ann Stradi]], [[Lucinda Hooley]] and [[Helen Desbois]].
 
 
  
2. Staged in the Tesson Theatre at the [[Civic Theatre]], Johannesburg, directed by [[Dawn Lindberg]] in March 1998, featuring [[Sean Taylor]], [[Michele Maxwell]], [[Shelley Meskin]], [[Anthony Fridjhon]], [[Nick Boraine]], [[Amanda Lane]], [[Lucinda Hooley]], [[Catherine Daymond]] and [[David Webb]]. Decor by [[Stan Knight]], sound by [[Des Lindberg]].  The same production was staged in the [[Baxter Theatre]] in February 1999 and again in the [[Tesson Theatre]] at [[The Civic]] in March 1999, with [[Sean Taylor]], [[Nick Boraine]], [[Amanda Lane]], [[Russel Savadier]], [[Nicole Abel]], [[Ann Stradi]], [[Lucinda Hooley]] and [[Helen Desbois]].
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2000: Presented by Kickstart in 2000, directed by [[Greg King]], starring [[Michael Gritten]], [[Belinda Henwood]], [[Catherine Farren]], [[Belinda Harwood]], costume and sets by [[Greg King]].
  
Presented by Kickstart in 2000, directed by [[Greg King]], starring [[Michael Gritten]], [[Belinda Henwood]], [[Catherine Farren]], [[Belinda Harwood]], costume and sets by [[Greg King]].
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2007: Opened 25 May 2007 at the [[Tesson Theatre]], Johannesburg, starring [[Kim Engelbrecht]] and [[Carl Beukes]].
  
 
==Translations and adaptations==
 
==Translations and adaptations==
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
''The Star'', 12 March 1998
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''[[The Star]]'', 12 March 1998.
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''[[The Star]]'', 8 May 2007.
  
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography|ESAT Bibliography]]

Latest revision as of 16:17, 22 November 2019

Popcorn can refer to two theatrical works which have been produced in South Africa:

Popcorn, by Pieter-Dirk Uys

Directed by Pieter-Dirk Uys as a lunch-hour presentation for The Space (Cape Town) in 1973, with Paddy Canavan, Val de Klerk, Bill Flynn and Peter Piccolo.

Popcorn, by Ben Elton

Popcorn is a black comedy by British playwright Ben Elton, best known for the Blackadder series. The play, taking a penetrating look at the absurd values of Hollywood, is about a day in the life of Bruce Delamitri, a film director nominated for an Oscar.

Performance history in South Africa

1998-1999: Staged in the Tesson Theatre at the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg, directed by Dawn Lindberg in March 1998, featuring Sean Taylor, Michele Maxwell, Shelley Meskin, Anthony Fridjhon, Nick Boraine, Amanda Lane, Lucinda Hooley, Catherine Daymond and David Webb. Decor by Stan Knight, sound by Des Lindberg. The same production was staged in the Baxter Theatre in February 1999 and again in the Tesson Theatre at The Civic in March 1999, with Sean Taylor, Nick Boraine, Amanda Lane, Russel Savadier, Nicole Abel, Ann Stradi, Lucinda Hooley and Helen Desbois.

2000: Presented by Kickstart in 2000, directed by Greg King, starring Michael Gritten, Belinda Henwood, Catherine Farren, Belinda Harwood, costume and sets by Greg King.

2007: Opened 25 May 2007 at the Tesson Theatre, Johannesburg, starring Kim Engelbrecht and Carl Beukes.

Translations and adaptations

Sources

The Star, 12 March 1998.

The Star, 8 May 2007.

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