My Friend the Prince

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My Friend the Prince is a play by J.H. McCarthy (Justin Huntley McCarthy, 1859-1936)[1].

The original text

First performed at Prince's Theatre in Manchester in 1897 under the management of Robert Courtneidge (1859–1939)[2].

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1898: Performed on in South Africa by a company under the management of the Wheeler Brothers, as part of a repertoire that also included The Tree of Knowledge (Carton), Secret Service (Gilette) and A Marriage of Convenience (Dumas/Grundy). The company included George Hippisley, Wilton Heriot, Jessie Bateman, Mabel Lane and Sallie Booth.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.406

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