Oh! Susannah! is a farcical comedy in three acts by Mark Ambient (1860-1937).
Not to be confused with "Oh! Susanna", the popular minstrel song written by Stephen Foster (1847)
The original text
First performed at the Eden Theatre, Brighton, on September 6th, 1897, afterwards played at the Royalty Theatre, London.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1908: Performed in South Africa by the Leonard Rayne company, with a cast that included Naomi Rutherford.
Maryna Fraser. 1985. Johannesburg Pioneer Journals, 1888-1909. Van Riebeeck Society: p. 257
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: pp.203-205
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