The original text
Originally called Too Much Married, the play was first performed under the current title at the Royalty Theatre on Dean Street in London, England with Willie Edouin, Lytton Sothern, Alfred Bishop, Stephen Caffrey, Morton Selten, Miss E. Brunton, Maude Millett, Miss V. Bennett, Zeffie Tilbury, Emily Dowton, and Alice Atherton in the cast. Melford sold the rights to the play to Willie Edouin (1846-1908) for 25 pounds and a royalty of one pound per performance, and the play was afterwards widely performed, as far afield as Cape Town and Perth in Western Australia.
Translations and adaptations
Adapted into a two-act musical by Arthur Rigby (1900-1971) in 1925 under the title Who's My Father? and adapted and filmed as Who's Your Father in 1935, directed by and starring Lupino Lane (1892-1959).
Performance history in South Africa
US Government Printing Office. 1925. Catalogue of Copyright Entries (Volume 22).
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