Killing No Murder

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Killing No Murder is a farce in two acts by Theodore Edward Hook (1788-1841)[1], with music by Mr Hook, Snr (James Hook, 1746-1827)[2].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket in 1809. A scene ridiculing Methodists was suppressed by order of the Lord Chamberlain, but later published.

Published in London: Printed by W. Flint, for S. Tipper, 1809.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1823: Apparently a copy of the music for this play was sought by the Garrison Players in Cape Town, though no performance is recorded in this year.

1829: Performed by the English Theatrical Amateur Company in The African Theatre, Cape Town on 3 October, with The Curfew (listed as by "Tobois", actually by Tobin)


Facsimile version of the 1809 edition , Google eBook[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [4]: pp. 184, 203

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