(Also referred to simply as Captain Collins)
A member of the 21st Light Dragoons, he was one of Captain Frazer's stalwarts in and a co-director of the Cape Town garrison theatre company called the Officers of the Garrison (later All the World's a Stage) which performed a range of plays in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8.
Among the prologues he wrote was one for The Brothers (Cumberland), along with an epilogue which he wrote for Mr Morgan (in the role of "Lady Dove"). His own epilogues include those for She Stoops to Conquer (spoken as "Young Marlow"), for The Rivals (as "Bob Acres"), and one for Abroad and at Home (Holman) (For extracts from the epilogues, see Bosman, 1928: p.71-5).
Laidler, 1926 ;
Jill Fletcher, 1994
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