The School for Scandal
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.
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
Performing Arts, HSRC, 1972.
The Star 2 July 1980.
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