Christmas Boxes

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Christmas Boxes is a farce in one act by Augustus Mayhew (1826-1875)[1] and Henry Sutherland Edwards (1829–1906)[2].

The original text

First performed at the Strand Theatre, London, on 16 January, 1860. Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in his series of Christmas plays in 1860. Also as Volume 46 of French's acting edition.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed as Christmas Boxes by Sefton Parry and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as a farewell benefit for Mrs Parry, with Who's Your Friend?, or The Queensbury Fête (Planché) and circus acts by members of Franklin's Circus.


Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press: p.483[3],_Henry_Sutherland_(DNB12)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.112

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