Balaclava Benefit Performances

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Balaclava Benefit Performances were three charity performances by Door Yver Bloeit de Kunst held in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, in 1855 for those affected by the Crimean War.

The works done included: Hariadan Barbarossa (Fallee) and De Deserteur (Kotzebue) on 26 April, 1855; Het Geheim (Vulpius), Het Groot Ballet and De Helleveeg (Loosjes) on 12 June 1855 (repeated on 28 June).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. 461-463

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