Who Stole the Pocket-book?, or A Dinner for Six
The original text
Originally performed in London and published by T.H. Lacy in 1852. Very popular, with 18 editions published between 1852 and 1967.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1864: Performed as Who Stole the Pocket Book in June as part of the closing production of the St George's Theatre, Pietermaritzburg, along with Little Toddlekins (Mathews) and The Wandering Minstrel (Mayhew).
1871: Performed as Who Stole the Pocket-book?, or A Dinner for Six on 17 April, by the Garrison Players in the Theatre Royal, Main Barracks (formerly the Garrison Theatre) in Cape Town. Also performed Wanted, A Young Lady (Suter) and An Englishman's House is his Castle (Morton). A benefit performance for Sergeant Biphen.
Thomas A. Bogar. 2002. John E. Owens: Nineteenth Century American Actor and Manager. McFarland: p.176.
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