Wanted, 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings!
Wanted, 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings! is a farce in one act by J. Stirling Coyne (1803-1868).
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)
Facsimile version of the 1852 Lacy edition, Google E-book
North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 14. December 10th 1862.
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