The Goose with the Golden Eggs
The Goose with the Golden Eggs is a farce in one act by Augustus Mayhew (1826-1875) and Henry Sutherland Edwards (1828-1906).
The original text
First performed at The Strand Theatre, London, on 1 September, 1859.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1862: According to Bosman, 1980, it was probably the play performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, as The Goose that laid the Golden Eggs by the Sefton Parry company on 2 April, as part of a benefit for Samuel Wolfe. It accompanied a play billed/listed(?) as The Creole, or Love Letters (Brookes).
1863: Performed as The Goose with the Golden Eggs in the newly refurbished Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, on 28 and 29 December, along with "a Grand Christmas Pantomime" called King Alfred the Great, or The Magic Banjo and the Mystic Raven.
1878: Performed as The Goose with the Golden Eggs by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 26, 28 and 29 January, with The Flying Scud, or A Four-legged Fortune (Boucicault).
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