The original text
First performed at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, Paris on 16 November, 1861 and published by Michel Lévy Frêres, Paris, in 1862.
Translations and adaptations
The play was popular and often translated into English, under varying titles, e.g. Friends or Foes? by Horace Wigan (1862), Our Friends by George March (1872) and Peril by Saville Rowe (Clement Scott) and B.C. Stephenson (1876).
Performance history in South Africa
1887: Peril, the English version by Saville and Bolton, was performed as part of the repertoire of the Wheeler Theatre Company when they played in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town during April and May. Probably directed by Sutton Vane, who also played the lead, opposite Annie Baldwin.
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