The Ministry in a Fix

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The Ministry in a Fix is a locally written sketch by St John Knight (fl. late 1870s)

The original text

It was a sketch about current affairs in the Cape that included impersonations of the then Governor of the Cape and John X. Merriman.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1878: Performed by Disney Roebuck and his company as part of a "Gala Night" in the Good Hope Gardens, Cape Town, on 9 February, with William Tell with a Vengeance, or The Pet the Parrot and the Pippin (Byron)


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.365

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