The Little Hunchback, or A Frolic in Bagdad

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The Little Hunchback, or A Frolic in Bagdad is a farce in two acts by John O'Keeffe (1747 – 1833)[1]

Also written The Little Hunch-back in some versions, or referred to simply as Little Hunchback.

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden in 14 April, 1789.

Published in 1789 by J. Derrett, London.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1802: Performed in Cape Town by the Garrison Players in the African Theatre on 28 June, 1802, in celebration of the King's birthday. With The Interlude of the Magic Zone, The Devil to Pay, or The Wives Metamorphosed (Coffey), and the ballet-pantomime The Cunning Wife, or The Lover in the Sack (Petersen).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: pp. 68,

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