Brown at Brighton

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Brown at Brighton is a farce by R. Fenton McKay and Walter Stephens

Also found as Why Brown Went to Brighton.

The original text

A farce about a young man going to Brighton to study for his exams, then getting involved with stolen jewels, amorous women, an elopement, etc.

First performed as Why Brown Went to Brighton the Princess of Wales's Theatre, Kennington, on 5 May 1902 and as Brown at Brighton in the Avenue Theatre, London, on 20 December, 1902.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1904: Performed in the Opera House, Cape Town, by the Leonard Rayne company between April and June.


J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1900-1909: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. 2nd revised edition. Scarecrow Press: P.124[1]

D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

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

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