Lizzie Powell

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Lizzie Powell (fl. mid 19th century) was a British professional ballet dancer and performer.

Also referred to as Miss Powell.


Apparently a member of the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden, she was brought to Cape Town as a young performer by Sefton Parry in October, 1859.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Besides probably taking roles in the various plays, she generally performed various kinds of dances as interludes between plays put on by Parry in the Cape Town Theatre. Performances include:


1860: A "Highland Fling" along with Luke the Labourer (Buckstone), Fortune's Frolic or, The Ploughman Turned Lord (Alingham) and a comic dance by Signor Boscarra, as part of a "Grand extra night for the benefit of Mr James Lawson" on 18 June.

1860: Songs and dances along with The Irish Tutor (Butler) and The Maid and The Magpie, or The Fatal Spoon (Byron), produced by Sefton Parry and the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club on 22 August and 15 September.


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

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