A Match in the Dark

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A Match in the Dark is a comedietta in one act by Charles Dance (1794-1863)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal Olympic on February 21, 1833, and published in London by J. Miller, 1836

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Madame Duret and the Le Roy-Duret Company (of which she was the sole manager at the time) on 15 July, with The Four Sisters (Bernard) and Was I to Blame? (Rodwell).


Facsimile version of the 1836 edition, Google E-book[2]


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 227.

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