The Mayor of Garratt
The original text
Based on the so-called "Garrat Elections", a carnival of mock elections in Surrey, England in the 18th century. (For more information, see the for example the entry in Wikipedia[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garrat_Elections).
First performed in 1763 at the Haymarket, with the author in the lead role, Published in 1764 by Paul Vaillant.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1829: Was to have been performed jointly by the English Theatrical Amateur Company and the Cape Town Amateur Company, on 11 July in the African Theatre, along with The Sleepwalker, or Which is the Lady? (Oulton) and Sharp and Flat (Lawler). However, the withdrawal of the one company meant that it was finally performed by the English Theatrical Amateur Company alone on 22 July.
Facsimile version of the 1831 edition of Mayor of Garratt, Internet Archive
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