The Fall and Redemption of Man

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The Fall and Redemption of Man is a theatre piece by British playwright John Bowen (1926- )[1].

The original text

The text consists of a selection and translation of assorted mystery plays in verse. First produced at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Scotland in 1967. Published by Faber and Faber, London, 1968.

Productions in South Africa

Early 1970s: Performed by The Centre, a cultural body associated with the Cathedral, directed by Ronald France with a 13 strong cast that included Michael Drin, Bill Curry, Henry Goodman and John Ramsdale.

1973: Staged by the University Theatre Stellenbosch in the H.B. Thom Theatre in April, directed by Robin Malan with Marthinus Basson, Deon Bosman, Johan Burger, Bridget Collie, Lochner de Kock, Awie de Swardt, Elme Gildenhuys, Jakkie Groenewald, Frans Palm, Chris Truter, Johann van Heerden, Leon van Nierop and Michelle Venter (all playing various parts). Décor by Emile Aucamp, costumes by Elaine Aucamp and movement assisted by Gisela Taeger-Berger.


E-mail correspondence from Laurence Jacobs, August, 2020.

UTS theatre programme, April 1973.

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