Hitting the Big Time - Letter to Barney Simon
Letter to Barney Simon
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As you might have heard Hampstead has been an incredible success. Brother Jero has been running this week - full houses every night. Blood Knot is on again all of next week and present indications are that it will do just as well. The Reviews have been excellent - in fact disconcertingly so.
So that's that. The move here is now justified on all levels. I have learnt a tremendous amount - and am ready now to return. Needless to say everybody says I am mad and that with a success like this behind me I should stay etc. etc. They don't understand.
As I've said Blood Knot, next week, ends the season and then Sheila and I will sort things out here, pack our suitcases and start to move back home. This we intend doing in slow stages, so it is not yet possible to say when we will arrive in Johannesburg. When we do know we will cable you and look forward to a reunion in South Africa - from the look of things this will happen early September.
Are you well?
Pass the news on to Ian.
All for now. I'll write again just before leaving.
- Letter to Barney Simon, July 8, 1966 (Letter, Historical Papers, Cullen Library: A2511 FUGARD)