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JUST THE TICKET (article first published : 2003-08-24)

Radio Today presents a radio adaptation of Just the Ticket by Percy Tucker on his 50 and more years in South African theatre on 1485am on Sundays at 18h00 (repeated on Thursdays at 15h30)

The 6th episode of this popular radio series (broadcast August 24) includes highlights of theatre in South Africa from 1952 to 1954.

The London entertainment scene came to Johannesburg in 1952 with The Tiller Girls, The Little Hut, the Old Vic Company, the Wilson Barrett Company and Cecil Parker. Also hear about productions directed by Leonard Schach, Taubie Kushlick, Leon Gluckman, Margaret Inglis and Brian Brooke.

Highlights of 1953 include the Reps production of Gigi, Jodsí The Gypsy Baron with Sergio Galli and Ivor Novello's Kings Rhapsody.

1954 saw visits by Danny Kaye, Sadlers Wells Theatre Ballet and opera star Jussi Bjorling and the opening on August 16 of Show Service.




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