Also found as Veronique in English sources.
The original text
First performed in French at the Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, Paris, on 10 December, 1898 and and the text published by Choudens, Paris, France in the same year.
Translations and adaptations
Translated and adapted into English by Henry Hamilton (1854-1918), with lyrics by Lilian Eldée (1870-1904) and alterations and additions by Percy Greenbank (1878-1968). The English version was first performed at the Apollo Theatre, London, produced by George Edwardes (1855-1915), opening on 18 May 1904 and running for 496 performances.
Performance history in South Africa
1905: Performed (presumably in the English version) by a company under the management of the Wheeler Brothers in the Opera House, Cape Town, on 11 September. The original company consisted of inter alia Victor Gouriet, Maude Thorne, Sybil Thorne, Annie Hickish, Daisy Wallace, Myles Clifton and Edmund Sherras.
1906: Revived by the same Wheeler company in the Opera House, Cape Town in the first half of the year.
Facsimile version of the 1898 French score (piano music and lyrics), Google E-book
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page