The School for Scandal

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The School for Scandal (1777) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.

Performance history in South Africa

Done in South Africa by the Gentlemen Amateurs in the African Theatre, Cape Town on 27 June 1818, with the help of Mr Cooke and his company of ladies. The afterpiece was Carey's burlesque Chrono(h)ontonthologus

It was one of the plays performed in 1929 by a West End theatre company from London headed by actor-manager Gerald Lawrence on a South African tour.

Produced by Minna Millsten for the UCT Dramatic Society, Little Theatre, 1945. With Richard Buncher, Sybil Dee, Philip Segal, Anthony Robinson, John Juritz, Audrey Pearce, Godfrey Isaacs, Blake Pinnel, Nell Reeve, Anthony Hodgson. Sets by Basil Warner.

Produced for NTO in 1958 by Leon Gluckman with a distinguished cast, icluding Margaret Inglis, Pieter Geldenhuys, Frank Wise and Siegfried Mynhardt. Costumes by Frank and Maureen Graves.

The School for Scandal, directed by Roy Sargeant, opened at the Hofmeyr Theatre on 4 March 1969. Décor and costumes designed by Keith Anderson. The cast included Philip Birkinshaw, Elliot Playfair, Bernard Brown, David Goatham, Lyn Hooker, Zoë Randall, Yvonne Bryceland, Wilson Dunster, Ralph Lawson, Roger Dwyer, Ken Leach, Pietro Nolte, Alan Prior, Will Bernard, John Ramsbottom, Gillian Garlick, Joey Wishnia, Glynn Day, Brian Kennedy, Gaenor Becker, Gordon Sara, Lorna Robertson.

Translations and adaptations


South African Opinion, 2(8):22; Trek 19(7):23, 1945.

Teater SA, 1(4), 1969

Grütter, Wilhelm, CAPAB 25 Years, 1987. Unpublished research. p 59.

Performing Arts, HSRC, 1972.

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