The Walloons

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The Walloons is a comedy play by the British writer Richard Cumberland. It was first staged at the Covent Garden Theatre in April 1782.[1] The character of Father O'Sullivan was widely believed to be based on Father Thomas Hussey[2] an Irish-born Priest with whom Cumberland conducted secret talks in an attempt to secure a peace agreement between Britain and Spain during the American War of Independence.


  1. ^ Nicoll p.126
  2. ^ Mudford p.406


  • Mudford, William. The Life of Richard Cumberland. Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1812.
  • Nicoll, Allardyce. A History of English Drama 1660-1900. Volume III: Late Eighteenth Century Drama. Cambridge University Press, 1952.