The Robber's Wife

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The Robber's Wife is a play by Isaac Pocock (1782–1835)[1]

Also known as The Robber's Wife, or the Coiner's Cave

The original text

An English adaptation by Pocock of the Irish tale called Suil Dhur, or The Coiners, reset in Cumberland. Performed at Theatre Royal Covent Garden in on 22 October 1829 under the title The Robber’s Wife. A number of later productions have the fuller title.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1861: Performed as The Robber's Wife, or the Coiner's Cave in the Theatre Royal by the Garrison Players (possibly officers and men of the 11th Regiment) on Monday 4 February, with Bombastes Furioso (Rhodes).


Facsimile version of The Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Volume 99,Part 2: Page 362, Google Ebook[2].

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 166,

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