The Money Makers

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The Money Makers is a "sporting farce" by George Rollit ()[].

The original text

The plot deals with two young women who try to make money by tipping horses. The furious punters blame the deacon when they tip a horse which has been scratched.

First produced at the Royalty Theatre, London, on 13 May 1904.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1905: Performed in South Africa by Leonard Rayne and his company as part of a season of plays, inter alia playing in the Opera House, Cape Town.


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: p.422

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