Birkenhead Glegg

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Major Birkenhead Glegg (17**- 18**) was a member of the garrison at Cape Town and an amateur actor.

He was one of the original 24 shareholders to whom a section of the Boereplein was donated for the purpose of building a theatre. This became The African Theatre.

As an actor he was perhaps one of the early stalwarts of the Garrison Players, and played "Carmine" in a production of Taste (Foote) in 1800, produced in South Africa by Dr Somers and Officers from the Garrison in the Military Hospital, Cape Town in May 1800. (Lady Anne Barnard referred to the play as "Teasle" in her diaries.)


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928[1]: pp. 16, 63, 107.

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