Captain H. Henderson was a member of the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot and served in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek between 1860 and 1862 shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858).
He was one of the Officers of the Regiment who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
October 8, 1860: The Camp at Chobham at Garrison Theatre in Grahamstown. Henderson painted special backdrops for the play from an original sketch, "Sunset on the Chenaub River near Wuzeerabad, Punjaub, India" and "The Marine Parade".
(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 3. Grahamstown, November 1, 1860. Page 30.)
April 5, 11 & 19, 1861: Acted the role of Major Pepper in Don't Judge By Appearances.
(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 6. Grahamstown, April 25, 1861. Page 75.)
September 9 & 12, 1861: Acted the role of Mr Fitzroy Plantagenet in Only a Halfpenny.
(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 8. Grahamstown, September 30, 1861. Page 108.)
December 28 & 30, 1861: Acted the role of Baron de Ville Blanche, a courtier, in A Lucky Hit which was repeated January 20, 1862.
(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 10. Christmas Supplement, 1861. Page 146.)
(North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1, No 14. Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862. Page 261.)
North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1. 1860.
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