Described in an Age review as 'a musical interlude' (1 May 1856, p2) and in Bell's Life in Sydney as having been arranged expressly 'to display [the] versatile talents' of the Buckingham Family (19 April 1856, p 2), Troubles of Matrimony was said to have been originally titled Mr and Mrs Pringle. This is the same title as a comic entertainment written by J. T. de Truebe y Cosio and performed in Drury Lane in 1832.
1856 : Royal Victoria, Sydney ; 15 April. Lessee. Mr Buckingham. Troupe : Buckingham Family.
1856 : Queen's Theatre, Melbourne ; 30 April, 5 May. Lessee. Mr Buckingham. Troupe : Buckingham Family.
This entry has been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian-written music theatre being conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.
Details have also been derived in part from the Annotated Calendar of Plays Premiered in Australia: 1850-1869.