The Dancing Barber
The original text
First performed at the Theatre Royal, Adelphi in London on January the 8th, 1838.
Published in London in 1838, inter alia by the National Acting Drama Office, J. Dicks, Chapman and Hall, and in Webster's acting national drama, No. 33.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1858: Performed in the Cape Town Theatre by Sefton Parry and his company on 23 March, with The Lady of Lyons (Bulwer-Lytton) and Macbeth (an "entirely new Extravaganza" by Talfourd). The performers were Sefton Parry as "Narcissus Fitsfrizzle" ("addicted to dancing"), J.E.H. English as "Lord Mincington" and Mrs Sefton Parry as "Lady Flitterly".
1862: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, by Sefton Parry and his company on 28 March, as part of a benefit for Thomas Brazier. Also performed were Rob Roy MacGregor (Scott/Murray), with Brazier as "Rob Roy".
William Groom. 1899-1900. Drama in Cape Town. Cape Illustrated Magazine, 10(4): 478-481, 517-520, 547-552, 580-584, 640-643, 670-672, 706-708.
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