The King of Diamonds

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1. The King of Diamonds by Harold J. Laite is a three-act play about Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) [1] and Barney Barnato (1851-1897) [2] published by Pioneer in Cape Town in the 1950s and first presented at the Labia Theatre, Cape Town, 1953.

Produced by NTO in 1961. Directed by Robert Langford. Cast included Roscoe Behrmann; Virginia Lee; Joe Stewardson; Viviene Adley; Jimmy Asser; Patrick Mynhardt; Hugo Warren; Bella Mariani; Elizabeth Evans; Tiny Walker; Jo-Ann Pezarro; Gabriel Bayman; Sheila Forbes; Diana Shahn; Patsi Kahn; Ronald Bloch; Alan Cean; George Jackson; Hugh Claven; Ivo Pellegrini; Casper Dyason. Musical director: Bill Walker. Choreography: Richard Daneel.


University of Stellenbosch Library Catalogue.

King of Diamonds theatre programme, NTO, 1961.

2. The King of Diamonds is a musical play with Barney Barnato (1851-1897) [3] as central figure and hero; book by Bob O'Keefe, music by Edgar Adeler.

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