A Devilish Good Joke, or A Night's Frolic

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A Devilish Good Joke, or A Night's Frolic is an interlude in one act by Thomas Higgie (1808-1893).

The original text

First performed at the Old Vic Theatre, London in 1848. Published by Duncombe (London, Vol lxi) in 1848 and also by Samuel French (London and New York) in the same year.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 26 April, with as Look Before You Leap (Lovell) and The Dear Admiral (Anon).


Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press[1]

Entry on the various editions in WorldCat[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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