Caught by the Cuff

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Caught by the Cuff is a play Frederick Hay (fl. 1860 to 1894)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Victoria Theatre, on 23 September, 1865 and published by T.H. Lacy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1868: Performed by the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club (amateur players from the 99th Regiment) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 8 October, with An Ugly Customer (Williams).

1869: Performed by the Amateur Coloured Troupe in Cape Town (possibly as a Christy's style Minstrel piece). (See also Amateur Coloured Troupe)


Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900, Volume 5: Late Nineteenth Century Drama 1850-1900. Cambridge University Press, p. 411.[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 262, 278-9

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