Out on the Sly is a "burlesque farce" in one act by Charles Selby (1802?-1863)
Also found as Out on the Sly, or A Day at Rosherville and as Out on the Sly, or A Fête at Rosherville! (now styled "a terpsichorean burletta in one act").
The original text
First performed as Out on the Sly, or A Fête at Rosherville! in the Adelphi Theatre, London, on the 12th July, 1847. Published as Out on the Sly by Duncombe and Moon, 1847.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1858: Performed as Out on the Sly, or A Day at Rosherville (no author given) in Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town by J.E.H. English and his company on 9 September, with Married Life (Buckstone).
Theatre Royal Adelphi, Calendar for 1846-1847 (The Adelphi Theatre Project) 
H. Colburn. 1847. The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts, p. 525
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205
Go to ESAT Bibliography
Return to PLAYS I: Original SA plays
Return to PLAYS II: Foreign plays
Return to PLAYS III: Collections
Return to PLAYS IV: Pageants and public performances
Return to South African Festivals and Competitions
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page