A Runaway Girl

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A Runaway Girl is a musical comedy in two acts by Seymour Hicks (1871-1949) [1] and Harry Nicholls (1852-1926)[2] .

The original text

A musical about an Englishwoman who joins a group of musicians in Italy who are really bandits, it was written in 1898, with music composed by Ivan Caryll (1861-1921)[3], and additional music by Lionel Monckton (1861-1924)[4], and lyrics written by Aubrey Hopwood (1861-1917)[5] and Harry Greenbank (1865-1899)[6].

The piece was first produced by George Edwardes at the Gaiety Theatre, London, opening on 21 May 1898 and running for 593 and at Daly's Theatre in New York City in 1898 and again in 1900.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1901: Produced during June by the Wheeler Brothers in the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town, with a company that included Mabel Nelson, Harold Thorley and Mr Danby. (The piece in this case being referred to as The Runaway Girl by D.C. Boonzaier, 1928)

1902: Produced once more by the Wheeler Brothers in the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town, during September, the title now given as A Runaway Girl.




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seymour_Hicks] and Harry Nicholls (1852-1926)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Nicholls_(comedian)

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.409, 412

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