Our Flat

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Our Flat is a farce-comedy in three acts by Mrs. H. Musgrave (fl 1880s).

The original text

It was first produced as a matinee performance at the Prince of Wales Theatre on June 13, 1889 and then had its New York premiere on October 21, 1889 at the Lyceum Theatre.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1889: Performed by Lionel Brough as part of his repertoire while on tour in South Africa under the auspices of Luscombe Searelle, inter alia appearing in it for a few nights at the Vaudeville Theatre, Cape Town towards the end of the year.

1902: Performed by the comedian Willie Edouin when he was brought out to perform in South Africa by the Wheeler Theatre Company in March. The piece is described as "a singularly unattractive piece" by the Cape Town critic D.C. Boonzaier in his 1923 theatre memoirs[], though he does praise Edouin's comic abilities.



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.388, 410

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