The Wilful Ward

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The Wilful Ward is a comedietta[1] in one act by J. P. (John Pratt) Wooler (1824-1868)[2]

The original text

First performed on 14th November, 1864, at the Royal Strand Theatre, London

Published in London by T.H. Lacy,1864.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1870: Performed in the Institute Assembly Hall, Cape Town, by The Young Men's Institute and Club Dramatic Company on 29 June with A Terrible Tinker (Williams).


The Victorian Plays Project, Electronic Catalogue - Volume 65[3]

Allardyce Nicoll. 2009. History of English Drama, 1660-1900, Volume 5, Part 2

Cambridge University Press[4]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.275

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