Hob's Wedding

Hob's Wedding is a 1720 farce by the Irish writer John Leigh.

Hob's Wedding
Written byJohn Leigh
Date premiered11 January 1720[1]
Place premieredLincoln's Inn Fields Theatre
Original languageEnglish

An afterpiece, it premiered at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in support of the comedy The Half Pay Officers by Charles Molloy. The original cast included William Bullock as Sir Thomas Testy, John Egleton as Woodville, Richard Diggs as Truelove, John Harper as Old Hob, James Spiller as Young Hob and Jane Rogers as Mary.


  1. ^ Burling p.80


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