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1977: Expanded to a two-act play and performed in the [[Shah Theatre]], Durban and at the [[Market Theatre]] in 1978.
 
1977: Expanded to a two-act play and performed in the [[Shah Theatre]], Durban and at the [[Market Theatre]] in 1978.
  
2010: Staged by [[Artscape]] in partnership with the High Commission of India, Cape Town Office at the [[Artscape Theatre Centre]] in Cape Town, directed by [[Ronnie Govender]], with [[Lovie Ramasrai]], [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Rajendra Chetty]], [[Royston Stoffels]], [[Thiru Naidoo]], [[Christopher Naidoo]] and [[Nikhik Fataar]].
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2010: Staged by [[Artscape]] in partnership with the High Commission of India, Cape Town Office at the [[Artscape Theatre Centre]] in Cape Town, directed by [[Ronnie Govender]], with [[Lovie Ramas Rai|Lovie Ramasrai]] (Mothie), [[Ralph Lawson]], [[Rajendra Chetty]] (Sunny), [[Royston Stoffels]] (The Stranger), [[Thiru Naidoo]], [[Christopher Naidoo]] and [[Nikhil Fataar]]. Design by [[Alfred Rietmann]] and lighting by [[Faheem Bardien]].
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==

Latest revision as of 12:34, 15 February 2016

The Lahnee's Pleasure by Ronnie Govender is a satirical comedy set in a pub in KZN. It commemorates the arrival of Indians in South Africa in 1860 and beyond and it deals with Black Consciousness issues.

The original text

A hugely successful play, it was developed through improvisation with actors Mohammed Alli, Kessie Govender and Essop Kahn. Published by Ravan Press, 1977.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1972: First performed as a one-act play at the SABTU/TECON Theatre Festivals in Durban and Cape Town, directed by Govender, with Mohammed Alli, Kessie Govender and Essop Kahn.

1977: Expanded to a two-act play and performed in the Shah Theatre, Durban and at the Market Theatre in 1978.

2010: Staged by Artscape in partnership with the High Commission of India, Cape Town Office at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, directed by Ronnie Govender, with Lovie Ramasrai (Mothie), Ralph Lawson, Rajendra Chetty (Sunny), Royston Stoffels (The Stranger), Thiru Naidoo, Christopher Naidoo and Nikhil Fataar. Design by Alfred Rietmann and lighting by Faheem Bardien.

Sources

Artscape invitation, 2010.

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