The Whole Truth

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The Whole Truth is a play written by British playwright and screenwriter Philip Mackie (1918-1985) [1].

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Made into a British thriller film in 1958 [2].

Adapted and translated into Afrikaans by Mariechen Naudé, titled Die Houtjie van die Galg (sometimes Houtjie van die Galg). Full-length. Cast: mixed.

Performance history in South Africa

1957: Presented by Anthony Farmer Productions at the Library Theatre, Johannesburg, starring John Boulter, John Hayter, Harold Lake, Valerie Philip, Tessa Laubscher, Elizabeth Meyer and Bob Wilson.

1970: The Afrikaans translation, Houtjie van die Galg, was staged by PACOFS, directed by Gerrit Geertsema, with Lorraine Fourie (Deenie), Will Bernard (Leon Paulsen), Annie Basson (Belinda), Louise Mollett-Prinsloo (Besoeker), Johan Botha (Hugo Cornelissen), Jan Prinsloo (Kapt. de Bruyn) and George Barnes (Sers. Pretorius). Designed by Bill Smuts.


Press clipppings of the 1957 production held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 11. 2. 59. 4.

Photographs of the cast (Farmer production) held by NELM: [Collection: FARMER, Anthony]: 2007. 18. 11. 2. 59. 8.

PACOFS theatre programme, 1970.

Petru & Carel Trichardt theatre programme collection.

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

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