A Moving Tale
The original text
First performed in London at the Adelphi Theatre on 7 June, 1854 and published by L.C. Lacy in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1870: The play was rehearsed and set to be performed on 5 July, along with All that Glitters is not Gold (Morton and Morton), in the Royal Lyceum Theatre (i.e. a re-baptised Oddfellows Hall), Cape Town, by a company brought together by Ben Webster. However the evening fell into chaos when a new leading actor - billed as "Mr Illford", but actually G.H. Ingoll - withdrew from the productions, citing the incompetence of his fellow actors, and as a result, A Moving Tale was dropped, to be replaced by scenes from King John (Shakespeare).
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press 
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