Grimshaw, Bagshaw and Bradshaw

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Grimshaw, Bagshaw and Bradshaw is a farce in one act by John M. Morton (1811 – 1891)[1].

The original text

First staged in 1851 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.

Performance history in South Africa

1853: Performed in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town by the Officers of the Garrison on 19 October, with Luke the Labourer, or The Lost Son (Buckstone); and repeated on 24 October.

1857: Performed by the Boscawen Amateurs (officers of H.M.S. Boscawen) in "a suitable place" in Simonstown on on 7 July, with Don Caesar de Bazan (Pinel and D'Ennery/Webster and Boucicault).

1867: Performed by the Le Roy and Duret company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 19 December, as afterpiece to Othello (Shakespeare).

Translations and adaptations


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [2]: p. 423

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.164 and 231.

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