Sergeant Brue

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Sergeant Brue is a musical farce by Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)[1] and Owen Hall (1853-1907)[2]

Some sources[3] also cite the pantomime librettist J. Hickory Wood (fl circa 1900)[4] as one of the co-authors.

The original text

The play opened in London on 14 June 1904 and was then produced by Charles B. Dillingham at the Knickerbocker Theatre in New York from 24 April 2 September 1905.

Published in London by Hopwood & Crew and in Boston by White-Smith Music Pub. Co., the copyright dated 1904.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1905: Performed by the Sass-Nelson Musical Comedy Company as part of a season of plays they did in the Opera House, Cape Town, beginning late February.


Wood, Jay Hickory -1913, WorldCat Identities[5]

D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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