Les Dominos Roses
The original text
It tells of a plan by two wives to test their husbands' fidelity at a masked ball and a mischievous maid who causes comic complications by wearing a gown similar to those worn by the wives. First performed at the Théâtre du Vaudeville, Paris, 0n 17 April, 1876. Published in Paris by A. Allouard.
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted into English as The Pink Dominos, a farce in three acts, by James Albery (1838-1889). The English piece opened on March 31, 1877 and was exceptionally successful, running for a record-setting 555 performances at the Criterion Theatre, London. (D.C. Boonzaier, 1923, refers to the play wrongly as Pink Dominoes in his reminiscences.)
The French play also formed the basis of Der Opernball ("The Opera Ball", 1898), a German operetta in three acts with by Richard Heuberger, Viktor Léon and Heinrich von Waldberg as well as To-Night's the Night (1914), a musical comedy by Paul Rubens, Percy Greenbank and Fred Thompson.
Performance history in South Africa
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