Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Curse
The original text
Based on Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Crime, the sensational 1838 novel by Horace Smith, it was first performed at the Adelphi Theatre, London ), 4 Feb 1839 - 23 Feb 1839.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1860: Produced as Jane Lomax, or A Mother's Crime by Sefton Parry on 23 February in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street , with State Secrets, or The Tailor of Tamworth (Wilks). A song by Montague Smythson and a dance by Lizzie Powell served as interlude. Thomas Baines created "beautiful new scenery representing a Snow Storm, the first of its kind attempted here", according to the Cape Town publicity. Despite it all the evening was not well attended.
1860: Produced by Sefton Parry on 1 March in the The Cape Town Theatre in Harrington Street as Jane Lomax, with An Alarming Sacrifice (Buckstone) and La Yolta Arragonaise (a dance by Lizzie Powell) as interlude.
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