Ways and Means, or A Trip to Dover

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Ways and Means, or A Trip to Dover is a comedy in three acts by George Colman, the Younger (1762-1836)[1].

Sometimes simply referred to as Ways and Means

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket on June 10th, 1788.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1823: Performed as Ways and Means in Cape Town by the English Theatricals amateur company in the Cape Town Theatre (i.e. the African Theatre), on 3 May, with Modern Antiques, or The Merry Mourners (O'Keeffe).


The Monthly Review, Volume 79 pp370-371[2]


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 197

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