My Wife's Second Floor

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My Wife's Second Floor is a one act farce by John Maddison Morton (1811-1891)[1]

The original text

First performed at the Princess's Theatre, London in 22 June, 1843. Published by Duncombe (Vol. xlvii) and Lacy (Vol xliv).

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867: Performed in the Theatre Royal, Harrington Street, Cape Town by Le Roy's Original Company on 4 April, 1867 under the patronage and presence of Captain Collins and the officers from the American war sloop Sacramento, and was accompanied by a performance of Aurora Floyd (Braddon/Anon) with Naval officer J.C. Howard assisting with the latter play.


Allardyce Nicoll. 1930. A History of Early Ninteenth Century Drama 1800-1850. Vol II: p.352. Cambridge University Press. A Google E-book[2]

"The Drama", Blackwood's Lady's Magazine, Volume XV 1843: p. 62[3]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 221,

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