Well Matched

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Well Matched is a comedietta[1] by Philip Havard (fl. 1880s).

The original text

Played for the first time at the Public Hall, Ealing on 26 March 1887 and at the Comedy Theatre, Manchester, on Monday, 24 September 1858.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1889: Presented by Luscombe Searelle and his company in the Exhibition Theatre, Cape Town, as part of a season of plays featuring the visiting comedian Lionel Brough that opened opening on 26 August. Despite Brough's excellence as comedian, much of the season was poorly attended, probably due to the unsuitability of the venue for that kind of fare.


Review: The Era, Saturday 29 September 1888[2]

J.P. Wearing. 2013. The London Stage 1890-1899: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. (Second, revised edition, p. 84). Scarecrow Press, Google E-book[3]


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.388

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