£5 Reward

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£5 Reward is a farce in one act by John Oxenford (1812–1877)[1]

Also found as Five Pounds Reward or £5 Reward!

The original text

First performed - as £5 Reward - on 3 December, 1855, at the Royal Olympic Theatre, London, and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy (Lacy's Acting edition, vol. 24, no. 358) probably in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1860: Performed as £5 Reward by Charles Fraser in the Cabinet Theatre, Cape Town, on 17 January, along with A Hopeless Passion (Morton).


Plays Licensed in 1855 - Royal Holloway University (Lord Chamberlains's Plays, 1852-1866. November - December 1855[2]

The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 24[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.126

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