The Lady's not for Burning

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by Christopher Fry. A popular verse play about Joan of Arc. Premiered at an Arts Theatre private club in London in 1949 starring Alec Clunes, who had also commissioned it. Later that year John Gielgud took the play on a provincial tour followed by a successful London run at the Globe Theatre.

Performance history in South Africa

1950: Directed by Leonard Schach for the Little Theatre Players at the Little Theatre, November 1950 starring Hazel Casson, Dorothy Felbert, Donald Inskip, Billie Jones, Robert Lang, Job Stewart, Laurie van der Merwe. Decor by Cecil Pym, costumes by Doreen Graves.

1951: Staged by the University Players, starring Philip Birkinshaw, Molly Seftel and Margaret Inglis. Designed and painted by Elizabeth Macliesh.

1956: The Arena Theatre Company, with Jenny Gratus, Robert Lang and Will Jamieson.

197*: The Langford-Inglis Company and NAPAC, directed by Margaret Inglis, with Michael Atkinson and Nan Munro.

1982: PACT, Alexander Theatre, directed by Michael Atkinson who also plays Thomas Mendip, Pauline Bailey, Sandra Duncan, John Hussey, Norman Coombes, Andrew Buckland, Anthony James, Michael Maxwell, Clare Stopford. Decor and costumes by Gloria Lovegrove.

Translations and adaptations


Wikipedia [1].

Leonard Schach (Helikon, 2(10):65).

Inskip, 1977. p. 118.

Tucker, 1997. p. 92.

Theatre programme (NAPAC production, undated) held by NELM: [Collection: KORT, Maurice]: 2012. 379. 34. 1.

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