The Kleptomaniacs is a variety sketch by Herbert Hall Winslow (1865–1930).
The original text
Apparently first performed in the USA by John C. Rice and Sally Cohen (circa 1909).
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1910: Performed by The Edouin-Edwards Company at the Opera House, Cape Town, in April of 1910, as part of a Variety Entertainment that also included A Bachelor's Dream (?).
American Music Hall, Various acts (Programme: March 1, 1909)
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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