Satin and Tweed

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Satin and Tweed is a two-hander piece by Irish-South African writer Frank O'Hagan

The original text

A documentary play that contrasts the lives and works of the Irish playwrights Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, it comprises excerpts from many of their best works. The performances require quick changes of characterisation and costume.

The play became an enormous success, played several seasons in Durban, toured the province and later played in Cape Town and Johannesburg with equal acclaim.

Performance history in South Africa

1965: Staged by Theatre International in the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg, directed by Malcolm Woolfson, with Norman Coombes, David Horner and Angela Davidson as The Maid.

1967: Presented by CAPAB.

1980: Staged in the Baxter Theatre, directed and performed by David Horner.


Oscar Wilde Society [].

Theatre International theatre programme, 1965.

CAPAB List of Plays Presented, 1971.

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

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