Crochet Lodge

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Crochet Lodge is a farce in two acts by Thomas Hurlstone

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. London, 14 February, 1795. Published by T.N. Longman, 1795, reprinted 1796.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1818: Produced in the African Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa on 21 November by the Gentlemen Amateurs, with the help of four professional actors from the Theatre Royal, Liverpool (en route to Calcutta), led by Mr Cooke. The accompanying pieces were Catherine and Petrucchio (Shakespeare) and a "Divertissement" called Sandy and Jenny, or Love in the Sack (Griffin)


W.C. Oulton, 1796. The History of the Theatres of London: Containing an Annual Register of All... Performed at the Theatres-Royal, in London, from the Year 1771 to 1795: p. 174 (Google eBook)[1]

Catalogue of Rare Books, Issues 207-223 (Google eBook):p. 37[2]

Facsimile of second edition, 1796, (Google eBook)[3]

F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 155

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