The Nabob is a comedy play by the English writer Samuel Foote. It was first performed at the Haymarket Theatre on 29 June 1772. The first interpretation of the role of Mrs Matchem was made by Mrs Gardner.
A wealthy nabob Sir Matthew Mite returns to England from India and tries to buy his way into high society.
- ^ Taylor p.81
- ^ Alison Oddey, ‘Gardner , Sarah (fl. 1763–1795)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 22 Dec 2014
- ^ Nechtman p.136
- Nechtman, Tillman W. Nabobs: Empire and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Britain. Cambridge University Presses, 2010.
- Taylor, George (ed). Plays by Samuel Foote and Arthur Murphy. Cambridge University Press, 1984.