My Daughter, Sir!, or A Daughter to Marry

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My Daughter, Sir!, or A Daughter to Marry is an interlude in one act by James Robinson Planché (1796–1880)[1].

Also called simply A Daughter to Marry.

The original text

First performed 16 June 1828 under the title A Daughter to Marry in the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.

Performance history in South Africa

1847: Performed by the Garrison Players in the Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 8 September 1847, as an afterpiece to The Merchant of Venice. The performance "for the benefit of the Infant Schools" in Cape Town.

1850: Performed by the 73rd Regiment (Garrison Players) in the Garrison Theatre on Wednesday 29th May 1850, with The Lancers (Payne), A Lover by Proxy (Boucicault) and My Young Wife and My Old Umbrella (Webster). (A confusing misprint on page 398 in Bosman, 1928[2]], seems to suggest that the company would be doing a "the Comedietta, in two Acts, by D.Boucicault, Esq., A Lover by Proxy! or My Daughter Sir! (Planché)". Clearly they did two one-act farces, not a two-act farce by two authors!)


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 396, 398,

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