Little Bo-Peep, or Harlequin and the Little Girl who Lost her Sheep
Little Bo-Peep, or Harlequin and the Little Girl who Lost her Sheep is a comic Christmas pantomime by John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879).
The original text
Based on "Little Bo-Peep" (or "Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep"), the popular "Mother Goose" English language nursery rhyme, the play was first performed in London at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket 26 December 1854.
The text published by S.G. Fairbrother in 1854
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1861: Billed as a "Grand Comic Pantome" it was performed as Little Bo-Peep, or Harlequin and the Little Girl who Lost her Sheep by Sefton Parry and his company in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 15 July, becoming one of his most popular and memorable productions of the period. According to Parry's expansive advertising, the production featured "(T)wenty respectable young girls" and had "upwards of 50 persons employed in the Gorgeous Spectacle". The set was locally designed and painted by Richard Cooper.
"The Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852 - 1866. January-March 1854", Royal Holloway. 
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