The Kleptomaniacs

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The Kleptomaniacs is a variety sketch by Herbert Hall Winslow (1865–1930)[1].

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)[2]

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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