Hirshfield's Theatre Company

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Hirshfield's Theatre Company was a company presented in South Africa by the impresario Mr Hirshfield during 1888.

The company members had been selected for Hirshfield in England by the actor J.A. Rosier, and also included Joseph Ashman and Albert Lucas.

In June 1888 they appeared at the Exhibition Theatre, Cape Town, with a repertoire that included Sweet Lavender (Pinero), The Arabian Nights (Collier-Edwards and Dudley) and In His Power (Quinton).


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.203-205

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