E. Clifton

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E. Clifton (fl. 1870s) was a local amateur performer in Cape Town.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He is named as a member of the Le Roy and Duret company, performing Lucretia Borgia in Port Elizabeth and in Cape Town (1865, 1866).

He is also listed as a member of the Young Men’s Institute Amateur Christy’s in 1867-8 and was a leading member of the private (i.e. non regimental) concert company known as Amateur Coloured Troupe in the Minstrelsy[1] style popularized by the Christy Minstrels. They were active in Cape Town between 1869 and 1871.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 272-3, 279-280, 294, 298

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