Who Killed Cock Robin?
Who Killed Cock Robin? can refer to an English nursery rhyme or to any of a number of works using that title.
Who Killed Cock Robin? as a title
Who Killed Cock Robin? is the name of an English nursery rhyme, and has often been used as a title and a theme for stories, plays and films.
Below we list works performed in South Africa.
Who Killed Cock Robin? by Charles Matthews (1865)
The original text
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1866: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company, aided by "A Host of Amateur Voluntary Aid", in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 25 October, as a benefit for Le Roy, along with a "Musical Melange" by the Darkie Serenaders and "Mr Percy Howard", a dance ("La Cachuca") by Mrs Brazier and Mrs Luin, a farewell address by Mrs Duret and an "Amusing sketch, arranged for the occasion" called Left the Stage, or Thornton Worrying Le Roy (the cast).
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press.
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