A New Way to Pay Old Debts

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A New Way to Pay Old Debts is a five-act play by Phillip Massinger (1583–1640) [1]

The original text

Written and performed circa 1625, and printed 1633.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1850: Performed on 11 September by "Captain Hall's Company" (popular name at the time for the Garrison Players) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town , with as afterpiece The Sentinel by J.M. Morton.

1850: Repeated by "Captain Hall's Company" on 17 September, this time with J.M. Morton's Box and Cox as afterpiece.

1971: Presented by the University of Cape Town's University Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in June, directed by David Lan.




F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 399, 409

Inskip, 1972, p.156.

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