Mr H. Carpenter was a clerk and an amateur theatre practitioner in Cape Town.
All we know about him is that he was working as a young clerk at the banking firm of Thomson, Watson and Co in Cape Town in 1843. Sadly Mr Carpenter lost his life a few years later when he fell into a ravine on Devil's Peak.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He was apparently a leading member of the amateur theatre company All the World's a Stage. He was one of three members who in 1843 negotiated for the rights to build a theatre in Cape Town , at the corner of Drury Lane and Constitution Street. This was later to become the Drury Lane Theatre.
Bradshaw's Railway Gazette, Volume 1: p.882
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