The Lost Child

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The Lost Child is a farce in one act by William E. Suter (1811?-1882)[]

Possibly also performed as The Lost Baby

The original text

Published 1863 by T.H. Lacy, London .

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1878: Produced as The Lost Baby (uncredited) by Disney Roebuck in the Theatre Royal on 13 May, with Arrah-na-Pogue (Boucicault). The evening a benefit for "The Paultons" (Mr Paulton and Mrs Paulton).

1878: Produced by Disney Roebuck in the Theatre Royal on 16 May, with Scenes from Robinson Crusoe (Defoe/Byron).


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.368

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