Cousin Tom is a commedietta in one act by George Roberts (as "Robert Walters", fl 1860s)
The original text
Licence sent 6 June 1863 for the first performance at the Princess's Theatre, London. Published in Lacy's, vol. 58, no. 870. Also published in Spencer's Universal Stage in the 1870s.
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Performance history in South Africa
1865: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 25 November, as part of a "Grand Combination Performance: the Christy's Farewell and the Dramatic Co." by the Ray and Cooper Company. It was accompanied by songs, dances and recitals - including a "Grand Burlesque, Trial of Skill and Challenge Dance" by the Christy's Minstrels and the farce of The Virginia Mummy (Anon.). The company was recently arrived back from Port Elizabeth, where they had presumably also performed the play.
Plays Licensed in 1863 - Royal Holloway
Advert in George Melville Baker. 1876. The Duchess of Dublin: A Farce. Library of Alexandria
Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. History of English Drama, 1660-1900, Volume 5, Part 2 Cambridge University Press
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