An Englishman's House is his Castle

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An Englishman's House is his Castle is a farce in one act J.M. Morton (1811-1891)[1].

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

1871: Performed as Who Stole the Pocket-book?, or A Dinner for Six in 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 Who Stole the Pocket-book?, or A Dinner for Six (). A benefit performance for Sargeant Biphen.


D.C. Boonzaier. 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 267

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