Rob Roy Macgregor, or Auld Lang Syne is a musical drama in three acts by Isaac Pocock (1782 – 1835), with music by John Davy. Often referred to simply as Rob Roy.
The original text
The work is based on the novel by Sir Walter Scott, and incorporating songs and verses from Burns and Coleridge, and music by John Davy which drew heavily on traditional Scottish folk songs.
It was first played at Covent Garden on 12 March 1818, with William Charles Macready in the title role.
The play was published in 1818.
Performance history in South Africa
1823: Performed (and announced as Rob Roy MacGregor Campbell) on 15 November by the English Theatricals company in the African Theatre Cape Town , with The Mock Doctor (Fielding) as afterpiece.
1823: Performed again on 20 December by the English Theatricals company in the African Theatre Cape Town , with All the World's a Stage (Jackman) as afterpiece.
1824: Performed on 11 August by the English Theatricals company in the African Theatre Cape Town , with The Weather-Cock (Forrest) as afterpiece.
F.C.L. Bosman, 1928: 197, 199
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