B. Mollan

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B. Mollan (fl 1860s) was a Cape Town based playwright.

He wrote a three act drama called The Wraith of Table Mountain (1866). Wrote a skit Governor van Brute (also known as Things as They Might Have Been) based on Governor van Noot (also know as Things as They Were) by C. Utting. **

According to William Groom he was also the author of the pantomime Little Jack Horner, or Harlequin A.B.C., though there is some doubt about this. He most probably contributed to the text, which had originally been devised for the 1857–8 Drury Lane production in London, when it was produced in Cape Town by Ray and Cooper in 1865. [TH, JH]

Sources

P.J. du Toit. 1988. Amateurtoneel in Suid-Afrika. Pretoria: Academica

Jill Fletcher. 1994. The Story of Theatre in South Africa: A Guide to its History from 1780-1930. Cape Town: Vlaeberg.


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