W. Glyn

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GLYN, W., Mr. A Cape Town businessman who built and let theatres to some profit circa 1858. In that year for example he bought Sefton Parry’s wooden Harrington Street Theatre, and let it to Mr English and the following year (1859) sold it back to Parry. In 1859 he built a brick theatre at the corner of Caledon and Harrington streets for Parry’s use. Much of the planning was Parry’s and that of his associate William Groom. (Apparently so constructed that it could be turned into cottages in an emergency.) Parry called it the Theatre Royal.


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