Your Life's in Danger

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Your Life's in Danger is a farce in one act by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[1].

The original text

First performed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 29 December, 1848. Published in London by T.H. Lacy in Volume 9, Issue 131 of Lacy's series of acting editions of plays, as well as Samuel French.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1858: Performed for the first time in the Cape Town Theatre, Cape Town by the Sefton Parry company on 15 April as an afterpiece to Money, or Rich and Poor (Bulwer Lytton).

1861: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town by the Sefton Parry company on 24 October as an afterpiece to Aladdin, or The Wonderful Lamp (Byron). This performance was given as benefit for the scenic artist Richard Cooper.


Facsimile version of the original Samuel French publication, Hathitrust Digital Library[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 69, 99

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