Coquin de Printemps!
Also found as Coquin de Printemps.
The original text
First performed at the Théâtre des Folies dramatiques in Paris on 13 June, 1888
Published in Paris by P. Ollendorff in 1890.
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted as a an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts called The Spring Chicken by George Grossmith, Jr. (1874-1935), with music by Ivan Caryll (1861-1921) and Lionel Monckton (1861-1924) and lyrics by Adrian Ross (1859-1933), Percy Greenbank (1878-1968) and Grossmith.
First produced at the Gaiety Theatre in London by George Edwardes, it opening on 30 May 1905 and on Broadway in 1906. The text and score published by Chappell & Co., in 1905.
Performance history in South Africa
1908: Performed in English as The Spring Chicken at the start of the year, as part of the repertoire of a new (but unnamed) Gaiety Company appearing at the Opera House, Cape Town, probably under the auspices of the Wheeler Brothers.
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