The Girl Behind the Counter
The Girl Behind the Counter is a musical farce in two acts by Leedham Bantock () and Arthur Anderson (), with music by Howard Talbot ().
The original text
It opened at Wyndham's Theatre, London, on 21 April 1906, and ran for 141 performances in the original London production. An adaptation ("freely adapted and reconstructed by Edgar Smith") opened on Broadway on 1 Ocotber, 1907 and closed on 6 June, 1908.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1909: Performed as by the The Wheelers in Cape Town, opening on 3 March. Not well received.
D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205
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