The Steeple-Chase, or In the Pigskin

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The Steeple-Chase, or In the Pigskin is an original farce in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[1].

Also found as The Steeple-chase, or In the Pigskin, The Steeple Chase, or In the Pigskin, The Steeplechase or The Steeple Chase

The original text

First performed in the Nedw Adelphi Theatre, Londoon, on March 22nd, 1865 by Benjamin Webster

Published London by T.H. Lacy, and later by S. French, Ltd.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1874: Performed as The Steeple Chase in the Athenaeum Hall on 21 April by Disney Roebuck and his company, with Caste (Robertson) and a "Jockey Dance" performed by Maggie Duggan.


Facsimile version of the Samuel French text, Hathi Trust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 307, 311-316, 324, 332, 338, 342-343, 365, 369, 400, 434-280.

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