G. E. Bulger

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Captain G.E. Bulger was an officer in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot which was sent to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony (now the Eastern Province, South Africa) between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). The regiment was based in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek.

He came to the Cape Colony as a Captain.

Captain G.E. Bulger acted in five productions during his three-year stay on the Eastern Frontier.

Captain G.E. Bulger was a member of the Dramatic Club, in the section known as the Officers of the Regiment.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)


He was one of the Officers of the Regiment who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians. Left Port Elizabeth for Grahamstown on March 13, and arrived n Grahamstown on March 21, 1860. Left Grahamstown for Fort Peddie on March 31, 1860, arriving there on April 6.

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

October 8, 1860: The Rivals (Faulkland) at Garrison Theatre in Grahamstown.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, Grahamstown, November 1, 1860, page 30.)

April 5, 11 & 19, 1861: Don't Judge By Appearances (Major Pepper) at the Garrison Theatre in Grahamstown.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 6, April 25, 1861. Page 75.)

September 9 & 12, 1861: Only a Halfpenny (Mr Fitzroy Plantagenet).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 8, September 30, 1861. Page 108.)

December 28 & 30, 1861: repeated on January 20, 1862: A Lucky Hit (Baron de Ville Blanche, a courtier).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 10, Christmas Supplement, 1861, page 146.)

August 30, September 11 & 19, 1862: Acted in John Maddison Morton's one-act farce, Don't Judge by Appearances (Major Pepper) at the Garrison Theatre in Keiskama Hoek.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, December 10, 1862, page 261.)


(See beneath each production.)

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.

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