The Valorous Amateurs is the name by which F.C.L. Bosman (1850, p. 270) refers to a group of amateur players from the visiting ship the H.M.S. Valorous who performed some plays for charitable purposes in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town during 1865. (See also Marine theatre)
On the ship's return from a visit Port Elizabeth, the company put on Michael Erle the Maniac Lover (Wilks), Ben Bolt (Johnstone) and Betsy Baker (Morton) in Cape Town on 17 November, once more to a full house.
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