Wait Until Dark
Wait Until Dark is a 1966 play by English playwright Frederick Knott (1916—2002) .
The original text
After seven previews, the Broadway production, directed by Arthur Penn, opened on February 2, 1966, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
The London West End production starred Honor Blackman and Peter Sallis.
Translations and adaptations
The film, directed by Terence Young with a screenplay by Robert Carrington and Jane Howard-Carrington and a score by Henry Mancini, premiered on October 26, 1967. It starred Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and Jack Weston, and was produced by Hepburn's then-husband Mel Ferrer.
Performance history in South Africa
1972: The Toerien-Firth Company presented Wait Until Dark directed by Anthony Sharp starring Shirley Anne Field at the Intimate Theatre, Johannesburg. Other cast members were James Andrews, Kevin Basel, Anthony Fridjhon, Erica Griffiths, Kenneth Hendel, Kathy Kahn, Harry Lehradt, Joy Measures, Albert Raphael, Robin Williams, Jimmy Waugh.
198*: Wag tot Donker Kom, the Malan Afrikaans translation was staged by PACT, directed by William Egan, with Pieter Brand (Dirk), Robin Smith (Craucamp), Gys de Villiers (Roux), Aletta Bezuidenhout (Stella Heynecke), Louis Minnaar (Simon Heynecke), Ilse Swanepoel (Gerda), Reginald Sutton (Polisieman 1) and Hardus Koekemoer (Polisieman 2). Design by Gloria Lovegrove.
Tucker, 1997. p. 279.
PACT theatre programme (undated).
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