A Nice Quiet Day

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A Nice Quiet Day is a farce in one act by H.J. Hipkins (fl mid-19th century) and Gaston Murray (1826-1869)[1].

The original text

First performed in the New Royalty Theatre in Soho, London on 26 December, 1861. Published in By T.H. Lacy as Vol. 54, no. 808.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1869: Performed by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Oddfellows Hall, Cape Town, on 19 May, with as The Gipsy Farmer, or Jack and Jack's Brother (Johnstone) and "I always was a Swell", a comic song sung "in character" by R. Norcliffe.


Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. History of English Drama, 1660-1900, Volume 5. Cambridge University Press, p. 808[2]

Plays Licensed in 1861 - Royal Holloway (53010 A-Y. Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852-1866: December 1861).[3]


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 264,

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