Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow
Holly Bush Hall, or The Track in the Snow is the name of a Christmas story, as well as the title of three adaptations of the story.
The original text
Based on the story "Holly Bush Hall, or The track in the snow. A tale for Christmas" by Malcolm J. Errym (pseudonym for James Malcolm Rymer, 1814-1884) in Reynolds's Miscellany (London): nos. 602-.
First performed at the Queen's Theatre, London, on 25 February, 1860 and published by Thomas Hailes Lacy
Adaptor:John Mordaunt Dramatization: Holly Bush Hall. Standard Theatre, 7 Feb. 1860LC: Add. 52989. Adaptor:William Seaman Dramatization: Holly Bush Hall. Effingham Saloon, 8 Feb. 1860LC: Add. 52989. Adaptor:William E. Suter (1811?-1882) Dramatization: Holly Bush Hall. Queen's Theatre, 25 Feb. 1860LC: Add. 52990.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1865: Performed as Hollybush Hall, or The Track in the Snow by the officers of the 1st Batallion of the 10th Regiment in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 11 and 14 March, along with Wanted a 1000 Spirited Young Milliners for the Gold Diggings ()().
Allardyce Nicoll. 1975. A History of English Drama 1660-1900: Late 19th Century Drama 1850-1900 Cambridge University Press
Allan Stuart Jackson. 1993. The Standard Theatre of Victorian England. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.p.127, Google E-book
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page