Damp Beds

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Damp Beds is a farce in two acts by Thomas Parry (1806-1862)[1].

Also written Damp Beds!

The original text

Performed at the Strand Theatre on 29 May 1832 and published in 1832(*?) by J. Duncombe & co.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1847: First produced in South Africa on 20 August by W.F.H. Parker and a company of English amateurs in the Drury Lane Theatre in Cape Town. The evening also included a rustic dance, two comic songs and The King's Command , a historical drama by Charles Thompson. Performers included Mr Miller, Mr Etton, Mr Rogers, Mr Hughes, Mr Herbert, Mr Tilbury, Mrs Parker and Mrs Hughes. The Company Manager was W.F.H. Parker and the Stage Manager Mr H. Hughes.


Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. A History of English Drama 1660-1900, Volume 4. Cambridge University Press: p. 368[2]



F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp.418-420

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