Cinderella Ball, or Lucy at the Ball

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Cinderella Ball, or Lucy at the Ball was a musical comedy by an unknown author.

The original text

The play was apparently part of the repertoire of a touring company of the London based troupe of Christy Minstrels, while on a triumphant tour of the USA and five tours of England and Europe (where their patrons had apparently included Queen Victoria). No text or information about the play or the author has been found so far.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

An act from a play billed as Cinderella Ball, or Lucy at the Ball was performed in Cape Town by the company in 1862. Presumably they also performed it on their tour of Australia that followed.

See also The Christy Minstrels


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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