The School for Scandal
The School for Scandal (1777) by Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Performance history in South Africa
1818: 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
1929: It was one of the plays performed by a West End theatre company from London, led by actor-manager Gerald Lawrence, which toured South Africa and Rhodesia, putting on a portfolio of plays, including Monsieur Beaucaire. The tour played in venues owned by African Theatres Ltd. and started in Johannesburg on 1st April 1929 and finished in Cape Town on 3rd October.
1945: 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.
1969: Performed at the Hofmeyr Theatre, opening on 4 March 1969. Directed by Roy Sargeant, with 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.
The School for Scandal theatre programme (CAPAB), 1969.
Performing Arts, HSRC, 1972.
The Star 2 July 1980.
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