Under the Oaks and Over the Hill

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Under the Oaks and Over the Hill is a two-hander, made up of the two short plays Under the Oaks (1984) and Over the Hill (1985).

The original text

Published in Mooi Street and Other Moves by Witwatersrand University Press (1994) and South Africa Plays. The latter published by Nick Hern Books. (See Gosher, 1988)

Performance history in South Africa

1985: First performed as a double-bill at the close of the 1985 Grahamstown Festival starring Jonathan Rands (Steve), James Borthwick (Charlie) and Kate Edwards (Lynette), before moving to the Market Theatre.

1987: The double-bill performed by PACOFS, directed by Gerben Kamper with Blaise Koch, Annemarie Rauh, André-Jacques van der Merwe.

1989: The double-bill produced by the Baxter Theatre/[[Snap Productions] in association with PACT Drama in the Baxter Concert Hall, opening on 14 December. Directed by Bobby Heaney, starring James Borthwick, Christopher Wells, Shirley Johnston.

Translations and adaptations


National Arts Festival programme, 1985.

PACOFS Drama 25 Years, 1963-1988.

Baxter Theatre pamphlet, 1989.

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