The Little Sentinel

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The Little Sentinel is a comedietta in one act by Thomas J. Williams (1824-1874)[]

Also found as The Little Sentinel!.

The original text

First performed at St James's Theatre, London on 4 May, 1863 and published in London by T.H. Lacy in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed as The Little Sentinel by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 12 September, with Mrs Duret in the leading role of "May". Also performed were a new dance performance and a production of the local play Governor van Noot, or Things as They Were (C. Utting). The programme was possibly repeated on 13 and 17 September, on the latter occasion as a benefit evening for Utting.


J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 30). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book[1]

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.212, 215, 218

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