Mr & Mrs Peter White
Mr & Mrs Peter White is a farce in one act by R. J. Raymond (Richard John Raymond, fl. early 19th century)
The original text
First produced at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 24 June, 1836, under title, Mrs. White and published as such by John Duncombe in 1837. According to the Theatrical Observer, June 27, 1836, this is simply the burletta, My Wife and My Child, produced under a new title.
First performed in Boston in 1837 and published by Turner and Fisher, Philadelphia, in 1844 and in New York by Samuel French, [1856?]
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1867: Performed as Mr and Mrs White by the Le Roy-Duret Company (now led by Madame Duret on her own) as part of the "Grand Re-opening" of the newly refurbished Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 10 June, with Governor von Brute, or Things as They Might Have Been (Mollan) Repeated 13 June.
1874: Performed as Mr and Mrs White in the Mutual Hall, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 1 January, as an afterpiece to Plot and Passion (Taylor and Lang). (Strangely, F.C.L. Bosman, 1980, says the author of the afterpiece is "unknown".)
1876: Performed as Mr. and Mrs. White in the Athenaeum Theatre, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 2 May, as an afterpiece to Blow for Blow (Byron). (Bosman, 1980, once again states that the author of the afterpiece is "unknown".)
1876: Performed as Mr. and Mrs. White in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, by Disney Roebuck's company on 14 July, as an afterpiece to London Assurance (Boucicault). The evening a benefit for Roebuck.
Thomas A. Bogar. 2002. John E. Owens: Nineteenth Century American Actor and Manager. McFarland: p. 170
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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