Robinson Crusoe. A Christmas Pantomime
The original text
The text was created by John Moss for production by NAPAC in 1981, but - like most versions of Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe - almost certainly owes much to Robinson Crusoe, or Friday and the Fairies, the 1868 pantomime by Henry J. Byron (1835-1884), which is probably the main source for most of the pantomimes inspired by Defoe's novel.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1983/84: The John Moss version presented by PACT, directed by John Moss at the State Theatre, Pretoria. Designer Hugh Durrant, musical director Howard Morgan, choreographer Rosemary Brandt, lighting Tim Heale, costume co-ordinator Bronwen Lovegrove. The cast included Paul Andrews, Johan Engelbrecht, Jocelyn Broderick, James Borthwick, Frantz Dobrowsky, Peter Se-Puma, John Lesley, David Crichton, Schalk Schoombie, Karin Jerg and others.
Robinson Crusoe theatre programme, PACT, 1983/84.
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