Sam's Arrival is a one act play by John Oxenford (1812-1877).
The original text
Called "An Absurdity in 1 Act", it was first performed in the Strand Theatre, London, on 8 September, 1862. Originally published in London by T.H. Lacy, [1862?].
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1866: Performed as an afterpiece to The Bride of Lammermoor (Calcraft) in the Harrington Street Theatre (Theatre Royal) by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 30 April.
1866: Performed as an afterpiece to Still Waters Run Deep (Taylor) in the Harrington Street Theatre (Theatre Royal) by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 3 May. Also a song by Alfred Ray.
1866: Performed in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town by the Le Roy and Duret Company on 7 and 9 May, as afterpiece to The Green Bushes (Buckstone).
The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 56
Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. A History of English Drama 1660-1900, Volume 6: p. 444.
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 203-4, 208
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