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Spider

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Geraldine Aron 

  • Notes

    Spider was originally produced as 'Along Came a Spider' by Capab at The Little Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa in 1978. 'Along Came a Spider' was located in Ireland as a South African aspect would not readily have found a production there in 1978. The play was nevertheless banned for a period by the SABC and when it was re-staged in 1985 (as listed and published) it was re-written as Spider; a shorter version which relocated the action from Ireland to South Africa.

  • Synopsis

    The story of an avenging young girl, daughter of a domestic servant who died during her term of employment.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    1

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    February 1985

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Hottentots Holland Dramatic Society.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Spider was first produced at The Playhouse Theatre, Somerset West, South Africa.

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    'Along Came a Spider' was produced by Edwards-MacLiammóir Dublin Gate Theatre Productions at The Gate Theatre, Dublin, opening on July 16th, 1980.

Original Cast  
Annabel Marion du Toit
Basil Hugh Rowling
Maria Jill Cooke
Archie Will Hall
Production Team  
Director Irmela Pocock

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Seven Plays & Four Monologues

  • Year

    1985

  • Published By

    David Philip Publishers Ltd.

  • Address

    217 Werdmuller Centre
    Claremont 7700
    South Africa

  • ISBN

    0864860285

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Ben Hall, Curtis Brown

  • Address

    Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7393 4400

  • Email

    ben@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    www.curtisbrown.co.uk

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.