The Wrong Mr Wright

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The Wrong Mr Wright is a play by George Howells Broadhurst (1866–1952)[1]

As it was written and first performed in the USA, the title is often found in the American grammatical form as The Wrong Mr. Wright.

The original text

First performed at the Bijou Theatre, New York on 6 September, 1897.

Translations and adaptations

Filmed as The Wrong Mr. Wright[2] in 1927, directed by Scott Sidney.

Performance history in South Africa

1900: Performed by the Herbert Flemming Company as part of an extended season in the Opera House, Cape Town.


Thomas Allston Brown. 1903. A History of the New York Stage from the First Performance in 1732 to 1901, Dalcassian Publishing: p.299, Google E-book[3]

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.203-205

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