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A play about a gentleman who had been taken to a party in a drunken condition and falls asleep in an armchair there. He does not wake till the next morning when servants start dusting the furniture. Not knowing where he is or how he got there, he looks out of a window and sees a policeman. He thus decides to do everything in his power to keep from going outside, especially as the police are already looking for him as the result of another matter. The devices he uses to remain in the house constitute the basis for the entire play.
First performed at Royal Olympic Theatre, London, on 11 October, 1860 and in New York at the Winter Garden, in 1863. Published in England by Samuel French and in New York by The Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation
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Performance history in South Africa
1874: Performed in the Mutual Hall, Cape Town on 19 January by the Disney Roebuck company, with Good-for-Nothing Nan (Buckstone) and Aladdin, or The Wonderful Scamp (Byron). This programme repeated on 20 and 21 January.
Billy Dean Parsons. 1971. "The Farces of John Maddison Morton." LSU Historical Dissertations and Theses. 1940
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