Left the Stage, or Thornton Worrying Le Roy

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Left the Stage, or Thornton Worrying Le Roy is the title of a sketch by an unnamed author(of authors).

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Described as an "(a)musing sketch, arranged for the occasion", Left the Stage, or Thornton Worrying Le Roy was probably an occasion-specific act, created by members of the cast.

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Performance history in South Africa

1866: Performed by the Le Roy-Duret Company, aided by "A Host of Amateur Voluntary Aid", in the Harrington Street Theatre, Cape Town, on 25 October, as part of a benefit for Le Roy. Also on offer were Who Killed Cock Robin? (Matthews), a "Musical Melange" by the Darkie Serenaders and "Mr Percy Howard", a dance ("La Cachuca") by Mrs Brazier and Mrs Luin, and a farewell address by Mrs Duret.


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.213

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