If the Cap Fits

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If the Cap Fits is a comedietta in one act by N.H. Harrington (fl. mid 19th century) and Edmund Yates (1831-1894)[1].

The original text

First produced at the Royal Princess’s Theatre, June 13, 1859 and published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by the Le Roy and Duret company on 28 October, with as The Honey-Moon (Tobin) and a "Pas Seul" by Miss Clara.

1870: Performed on 14 December in the Oddfellows Hall by the Garrison Players (probably the "dramatic club" of the 86th Royal Downshire Regiment), along with The Unfinished Gentleman (Selby) and The Colleen Bawn (Byron's burlesque version).


"Edmund Yates - plays" in Victorian Fiction Research Guides[2]


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 230, 266,

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