Wanted, 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings!

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Wanted, 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings! is a farce in one act by J. Stirling Coyne (1803-1868)[1].

Also found as Wanted, One Thousand Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings

The original text

First performed on 2 October, 1852 in the Royal Olympic Theatre, London. Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1852

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1862: Performed in the Garrison Theatre, Keiskama Hoek, on October 18 by the Amateurs of the Band (North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot) as Wanted, 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings! with a cast consisting of: J. M'Kechnie Mr Singleton, a solicitor), W. Allan (Joe Baggs, his clerk), J. F. Gay (Tom Tipton, a medical student at Guy's), J. Davies (Selina Smith), P. Mulrennan (Sophy Stokes), ******** (Charlotte Simpson), J. Newham (Caroline Jones), ******** (Bella Brown), ******** (Jemima Jukes), T. Smith (Angelica Todd). Also performed was Edward Ball's two-act melodrama, The Floating Beacon, or Norwegian Wreckers. (For more on contemporary responses to the performances, see the entry on the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot)

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Stirling_Coyne

Facsimile version of the 1852 Lacy edition, Google E-book[2]

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 14. December 10th 1862.

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