Delays and Blunders is an 1802 comedy play by the British writer Frederick Reynolds.[1] It premiered at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden on 30 October 1802.[2] The original cast included Charles Murray as Sir Edward Delauny, Henry Siddons as Lieutenant St. Orme, Joseph Shepherd Munden as Sapling, William Thomas Lewis as Henry Sapling, John Fawcett as Paul Postpone, Samuel Simmons as Privilege, John Emery as Robert Grange, James Thompson as Farmer Nightshade, George Davenport as Sternly, George Davies Harley as Landlord, Isabella Mattocks as Mrs Sapling, Nannette Johnston as Honoria, Harriett Litchfield as Mrs. St Orme and Harriet Siddons as Lauretta.

Delays and Blunders
Written byFrederick Reynolds
Date premiered30 October 1802
Place premieredTheatre Royal, Covent Garden, London
Original languageEnglish
SettingEngland, present day


  1. ^ Class & Robinson p.76
  2. ^ Nicoll p.381


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