Roses and Thorns, or Two Houses under One Roof

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Roses and Thorns, or Two Houses under One Roof is a three act comedy by Joseph Lunn (1784-1863)[1]

The original text

Performed at the Haymarket Theatre in 1825 and published by John Cumberland 1828.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1850: It may possibly have been presented as a farce called The Party Wall (no author being named) by James Lycett's Company of amateurs at the Drury Lane Theatre, Cape Town, on 6 September, with William Tell (Knowles) and music from Rossini's opera of William Tell, by the orchestra of the 73rd Regiment.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 425.

Facsimile version of The Monthly magazine, or British Register, Volume LX Part II 1825, Google E-book[3]

Facsimile version of the text in Cumberland's British Theatre (Vol XII) 1828, Googler E-book[4].

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