Mr Ashley

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Mr Ashley (18**-18**) was a musician and amateur performer active in Cape Town in the 1850s-1870s.

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

Performer in theatre

A member of the short-lived City Amateur Theatrical Society in Cape Town in 1854. He played the upholsterer "Furnish" in The First Floor (Cobb) on 21 August 1854.

Director of music and theatre

He directed performance of The Flower Queen, or The Coronation of the Rose (May, 1866), A Summer Day (1870), The Picnic (November, 1872).


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp.426-7

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