Charles XII, or The Siege of Stralsund
The original text
The play opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on the 11th December, 1828 and was performed 1828 – 1829.
Performance history in South Africa
1835: Performed as Charles the Twelfth by Garrison Players (in fact the the officers of the 98th regiment), on 28 July in the African Theatre, followed by The Review, or The Wags of Windsor (Colman Jr).
1854: Was apparently to have been performed as Charles the Twelfth on 11 July 1854 by Garrison Players , to be followed by A Peculiar Position (author unnamed, but it was a translation from Scribe & Bayard by Planché). It seems this did not take place due to the illness of the stage manager, but was probably done some time later in July, with the addition of The Two Bonnycastles (J.M. Morton). The performances were repeated on Friday, 18 August, now with another addition, that of The Honeymoon (Tobin).
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