Joey Grimaldi's Trip to Brentford

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Joey Grimaldi's Trip to Brentford is an act performed by the Automata of W.F.H. Parker.

See also Billy Buttons, or the Tailor's Ride to Brentford‎

The original text

Possibly their version of the classic comic riding act called Billy Buttons, or the Tailor's Ride to Brentford‎, originally created by circus owner Philip Astley. ("Joey Grimaldi" referring to the famous English clown Joseph Grimaldi.)

Performance history in South Africa

1837: Brought to in Cape Town by W.F.H. Parker in 1837, when it was performed along with Polander, the dramatic play The Enchanted Turk and The Children in the Wood (Th. Morton).

Translations and adaptations


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 231

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