J. Quinn

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Sergeant J. Quinn was a non-commissioned officer serving with the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot when the Regiment was posted to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony between 1860 and 1863, shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). At first, the Regiment was posted to Grahamstown but was later transferred to Keiskama Hoek (Keiskammahoek) in 1862.

Contribution to SA theatre

Sergeant J. Quinn acted in two productions with the Sergeants of the Regiment. In at least one of the productions he played a female role.

October 12, 1860: Acted in Sergeants of the Regiment’s production of William Shakespeare's tragedy of Macbeth. (Second Witch).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 3, November 1, 1860. Page 31.)

July 29, 1860: Acted in Sergeants of the Regiment's three-act drama production of Wallace, the Hero of Scotland. (Label Unclear).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 2, Grahamstown, September 15, 1860, page 18.


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