Number One, Round the Corner
Also found as No. 1 Round the Corner
The original text
Licenced on 7 March for performance at the Theatre Royal Lyceum on 9 March 1854 (the stipulation being made that the phrase "Oh Lord!" be omitted). Published in London by Thomas Hailes Lacy, in 1856 (as vol. 14, no. 199) and later also in French's Minor Drama (no. 193) and Spencer's Boston Theatre: a collection of scarce acting tragedies, comedies, dramas, farces and burlettas (vol. 7, no. 52),
Advertised as No. 1 Round the Corner (no author given) and called a "good two character piece" in a listing of "Plays suitable for private performances" in The Illustrated Queen Almanac and Lady's Calendar for 1881 (p.62).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1889: Performed as No. 1 Round the Corner in the Exhibition Theatre, Cape Town, by Luscombe Searelle's company as part of a season of plays featuring Lionel Brough (brother of the author) and put on during the second half of the year. The season was not a success.
Lord Chamberlain's Plays, 1852-1866. January-March 1854, Royal Holloway University, London 
The Illustrated Queen Almanac and Lady's Calendar for 1881 (p.62), Google E-book
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.
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page