The original text
First performed in in 1847, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, on 13 June, then moved to The Olympic Theatre with a new cast. It was also played on Broadway in the same year.
Published in Dick's Standard Plays (London, 1847?), by Thomas Hailes Lacy (as Lacy's Acting Edition No. 201, 1847?) and in New York by Samuel French & Son and by William Taylor and Son (The Minor Drama no XIX) in 1847.
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Performance history in South Africa
1857: Performed in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, by Sefton Parry and his company on 17 December, Parry himself playing "John Duck". Family Jars (Lunn) was played as the afterpiece, with a musical interlude by the brass band of the Cape Royal Rifles and a "Highland Fling" by Mr Gough. The evening was in aid of the "Indian Relief Fund".
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