The Flag Lieutenant

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The Flag Lieutenant is a play by William Price Drury (1861-1949)[] and Leo Trevor (1864 or 1865-1927)[].

The original text

Presented by J. C. Williamson Ltd. at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, on August 14th, 1909.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1909: Produced by Leonard Rayne in the Opera House, Cape Town, early in the year. According to D.C. Boonzaier (1923), this was one of Rayne’s finest productions, with him playing “Lascelles” himself, well supported by Gertrude F. Godart (as "Mrs Cameron") and Brough Pearce (as "the Thesiger").


Programme for a production of The Flag Lieutenant at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, on August 14th, 1909.[1]

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: p.429.

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