Egerton and Case Company

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The Egerton and Case Company was a theatre company active in Cape Town in August of 1878.

Formed by two former members of the Disney Roebuck's company, the husband and wife team of Joyce Egerton and George Case, who rented the Athenaeum Hall, Cape Town, during Roebuck's absence in from the country, apparently performing a number of plays themselves from 7-16 August, and from 23 August till 19 September, hosting other performers (inter alia Sutton Vane, Ada Ward, alone and with the company of Henry Smith and Richard Thatcher).

Their own repertoire for the first period included performances of The Man in Possession (Albery), The Drawing-Room Floor (Morton?), The House Warming (Anon.), Odds and Ends (Du Val), and Trip to the Rhine ( Isaacs) as a benefit for Egerton, featuring herself and her husband.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 371

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