Lord Newry

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Lord Newry


A certain Mr Charles (also referred to as Lord Newry) is mentioned as a guest actor in a special performance put on for the Duke of Edinburgh's second visit to the Cape Colony in 1867.

This is probably a reference to Francis Charles Needham, 3rd Earl of Kilmorey KP ADC (2 August 1842 – 28 July 1915)[[1]], styled "Viscount Newry" from 1851 to 1880, and an officer in the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry and later politician.

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

The special performance put on by Mrs Duret and her company in the Theatre Royal, Cape Town, on 17 September, 1876, with three members of the Duke's entourage in the cast: Messrs Charles (Lord Newry), E.C. Yorke and FitzGeorge.



F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p227, 229.

Go to the ESAT Bibliography

Return to

Return to ESAT Personalities C

Return to ESAT Personalities N

Return to South African Theatre Personalities

Return to The ESAT Entries

Return to Main Page