Whistle for It

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Whistle for It is a comic opera (or operatic piece) in two acts by George Lambe (or George Lamb, 1784–1834)[1].

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[2]

F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: p. 145.

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