Cirque Olympique de Paris

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The Cirque Olympique de Paris was the name given to a company under the direction of a Monsieur Olivier, that visited South Africa in 1862-3. It was also known simply as Olivier's Circus. ,

There are scant records, but such a circus visited Port Elizabeth from June to August of 1862, performing in Sefton Parry's theatre there, followed by a run in Grahamstown and then, in 1863, Cape Town (from the beginning of February to mid-April). Among their performances were a number of pantomimes as well.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 116, 188

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