The New Magdalen

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The New Magdalen is a play by Sutton Vane Sr (1847-1913)

The original text

Based on the eponymous novel by Wilkie Collins (1824-1889)[1], it was adapted for the stage as a play, consisting of a prologue and 3 acts.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1877: Performed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 11 and 12 October, accompanied by a ballad sung by Gertrude Wynne.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.361

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