He visited Cape Town in 1837 and is listed as being from the "Theatre Royal, Paris". He was presumably on his way to Mauritius, and stopped over for a while in Cape Town, first performing there on 28 February and 7 March 1837. The programme refers to A Fantasmagorie, an illusionary presentation (magic lantern presentation) in the style of "the celebrated Pantomime of Prof. Le Conte". (The presentation is also referred to as a Fantasmagorie Automaton by Bosman on p. 338). The evening's entertainment also consisted of A Fairy Dance , some other amusements by Mr J.J. de Kock and a performance by an orchestra.
He stayed on to present his highly popular Fantasmagorie in Cape Town till June of 1837.
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