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A one act farce by J.M. (John Maddison) Morton. It is based on a French one-act vaudeville, Frisette (by Labiche and Lefranc), which had been produced in Paris in 1846.

First produced at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 1 November 1847, billed as a "romance of real life, it became a popular nineteenth century play.

Performance history in South Africa

1850: Performed on 17 September by "Captain Hall's Company" (popular name at the time for the Garrison Players) in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town , as an afterpiece to A New Way to Pay Old Debts (Massinger).

1853: Performed on Monday 31 October by the Amateur Company in the Garrison Theatre, alongside Power and Principle (Barnett) and Circumstantial Evidence (Carew). The presentation was apparently repeated Monday 7 November.

1855 Possibly performed by the G.V. Brooke company in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, in 1855,

Translations and adaptations


Bosman, 1928: pp. , 409-412

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