A Roland for an Oliver
The original play
First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, on April 29, 1819. Published by John Miller, London in 1819.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1826: Performed on 4 November in the The African Theatre, Cape Town by the English Theatricals company (the former Garrison Players) with Catherine and Petruchio (Shakespeare) and Silvester Daggerwood (Colman Jr.). This was a benefit performance for Mrs O'Brien and Sgt Corbishley.
Late 1820's: According to an undated handbill, it was also produced in the Cape Town barracks, along with Poole's Paul Pry, some time in the late 1820s by a group of 72 Highlanders calling themselves The Highland Amateur Party. The cast included P. Smith, W. Williamson, A. Schofield, J.Foster, W. Cameron, T. Caldwell, G. Milne, T. Norrie, A. Ramsay.
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