The Harvest Storm

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The Harvest Storm is a domestic drama in one act by Colin Henry Hazlewood (1823-1875)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Britannia Theatre, London, in 1862 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy as No. 82 of his series Acting Edition of Plays)

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1865: Performed as The Harvest Storm in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 6 November by the OIO Christy's Minstrels, led by Alfred Ray as "Sloppy Sam", now performing as a Christy's troupe under the auspices of the Ray and Cooper Company. Also on the programme were as the "Grand sensation Bal Masqué" (), and "Prof Pepper's Ghost, as exhibited at the Polytechnic, London".

1865: Repeated in the Theatre Royal Cape Town by the Ray and Cooper Company on 13 and 14 November, now with (Dr Pepper's) Ghost, selections from Faust and Marguerite (Carré) and Which shall I Marry? (Suter).


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.192

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