Whistle for It
The original text
First produced at Stanmore Priory in the private theatricals of the marquis of Abercorn, and commented upon by Lord Byron in his letters. Acted professionally at Covent Garden in 1807.
Translations and adaptations
Performance history in South Africa
1814: Performed in South Africa under the title Whistle for It, or The Banditti Destroyed in the African Theatre by Mr Cuerton's Company in association with the Garrison Players, on 10 June 1814, and was repeated on 28 June 1814. On both occasions it was accompanied by a Harlequinesque Pantomime.
David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones, Biographia dramatica: or, A companion to the playhouse [etc] ( Volume 3). Longman, Hurst, Rees, 1812: p 401
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