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November 10, 2015
The Sullivans Of Skeerpoort
November 10, 2015

Divided loyalties and religious prejudice create deep rifts in the James family of Pretoria in the early 1960’s. An anti nuptial contract drawn up by the father’s lawyer prior to his marriage forbids any children born of the marriage to be instructed in the Catholic faith. His Catholic wife ignores this injunction and surreptitiously leads her three children into her faith causing an explosive situation to develop within the family.

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by Professor David Horner on Ulster Of The Southern Cross
Powerful!
Title / Company: Former Head of the Department of Speech and Drama, University of Durban-Westville, August 1972

A powerful relevant debate on tolerance. I congratulate Mr Herrington on his contribution to contemporary theatre in this country.

by Tim Aitchison on Ulster Of The Southern Cross
Perfect!!
Title / Company: The Natal Mercury, 10th August 1972

Neville Herrington’s new play ‘Ulster of the Southern Cross,’ which opened at the Square Space Theatre last night, has lively dialogue, real characters who are perfectly recognizable human beings and it is written with a vivid sense of theatre.

by Sjoerd Meijer on Ulster Of The Southern Cross
Sharp!!
Title / Company: Natal Daily News, 10th August 1972

Durban author, Neville Herrington, has drawn half a dozen sharply defined character portraits in a skilful juxtaposition of sympathies. ‘Ulster of the Southern Cross,’ embodies much of the turmoil and despair implied in the title, but is ultimately a play about divided loyalties.

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