Highland Amateur Party

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The Highland Amateur Party was an amateur theatre company made up of a group of regular soldiers from the 72nd Highlander Regiment in the Cape Town barracks.

See also the 72 Highlanders and the Garrison Players


According to an undated handbill, they only did one performance in the late 1820's in Cape Town, consisting of Poole's 1825 farce Paul Pry, a song by mr Schofield, and Morton's 1819 farce A Roland for an Oliver. Among the performers in the two plays were S. Stewart, P. Smith, W. Williamson, A. Schofield, J.Foster, W. Cameron, T. Caldwell, G. Milne, T. Norrie, A. Ramsay.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp. p. 229



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