Scarlet Dick and the Road and its Riders
The original text
According to Bosman (1980, citing Laidler), this was a new and original "blood and thunder" style play, Probably based on the legend of the highwayman Dick Turpin, this version was possibly written for the Disney Roebuck company, and first (?) performed in the Theatre Royal, Burg Street, Cape Town, in 1876.
Performed as Scarlet Dick! : the King's highwayman!, or, The road and its riders!, as part of a mixed bill at the Brittannia Theatre, London, in 1887.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1876: Performed as Scarlet Dick and the Road and its Riders as part of a season by the Disney Roebuck company, under the temporary management of C. Wiltstone, featuring the author and George Yates in the cast.
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