The Girls of Gottenburg

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The Girls of Gottenburg is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts and three scenes, written by George Grossmith Jnr (1874-1935)[1] and L.E. Berman (fl. 1900), with music by Ivan Caryll (1861-1921)[2] and Lionel Monckton (1861-1924)[3] and lyrics by Adrian Ross (1859-1933)[4] and Basil Hood(1864-1917)[5].

The original text

It was originally performed at the Gaiety Theatre, London, opening on 15 May 1907 and running for 303 performances. It opened on Broadway in 1908

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1908: Performed at the start of the year by a new Gaiety Company at the Opera House, Cape Town.


"The Girls of Gottenburg" in British Musical Theatre[6]

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: p.429

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