Cut Off with a Shilling

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Cut Off with a Shilling is a comedietta in one act by S. Theyre-Smith (fl. 1870s. Also found as S. Theyre Smith.)

The original text

First performed in London at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 10 April 1871. Published in London by Samuel French in the same year. Published in New York by Harold Roorbach, c1890.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1878: Performed in the Good Hope Gardens by "The Paultons" (Tom Paulton and Mrs Emmeline Paulton) and a company of amateurs on 21 October as part of a mixed programme that also included The Irish Tutor (Butler) and Where are we now?, a "comic, topical Negro lecture, written by a Cape Town gentleman".


Facsimile version of the 1871 Samuel French text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[1]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 373

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