The original text
The play was created/performed in 1859 and published in that year by T.H. Lacy in Lacy's acting plays, vol. 43.
Published in Boston by Charles H. Spencer, , by W.H. Baker & Company and by Samuel French as French's Acting Edition, No. 637 (circa 1876-1878).
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Performance history in South Africa
1860: Performed as Nursey Chickweed by Sefton Parry and his company in the Theatre Royal in Harrington Street, Cape Town, on 28 May, with Parry himself in the leading role of "Nursey". Also performed were Don Caesar de Bazan, or The Dancing Girl from Madrid (Webster and Boucicault) and a Spanish dance ("La Yolta Arragonaise") by Miss Powell.
1875: Performed as Nursey Chickweed by Disney Roebuck and his company in the Bijou Theatre, Cape Town, on 12 and 16 August, with Tom Paulton as the star. Also performed was The Palace of Truth (Gilbert).
The Glenn Hughes (1894-1964) collection, "19th century acting editions collection, 1762-1946", the Archives West website
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