Lady Frederick

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Lady Frederick is a play by British playwright and novelist Somerset Maugham [1] (1874-1965).

The original text

Written and performed in 1907, with Ethel Irving as Lady Fredericl Berolles. Published by Heinemann, 1912.

Performance history in South Africa

1909: Performed in Johannesburg by a British touring company featuring inter alia Katherine Pole and Harcourt Collett as part of a thirteen week season of plays.

1916: Performed in Johannesburg at the Palladium Theatre in February 1916, with a cast headed by Ethel Irving and including Frank Cellier, Frank Esmond, William Mollison, Gilbert Porteous, Beatrice Rankin and Mabel Rushton.

1947: Presented by the Munro-Inglis Company (their last production in the Standard Theatre), starring Siegfried Mynhardt.

1971: Presented by the Arts Theatre Club at the Guild Theatre, directed by Mary Howe.


Rand Daily Mail, 15 February 1916

Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy.

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