Mr Chester

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Mr Chester (fl. mid 19th century) was a Cape Town resident and amateur performer.


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

He was a member of the Alfred Dramatic Club (later the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club) in the period 1860-61. In March of 1861 he was the joint creator/performer, with Mr St George, of a "Grand Drawingroom Entertainment" called Music under Difficulties, or The Composer in Search of Quiet by and Mr Chester (St George performing 15 roles). This formed part of a larger "Grand Entertainment" in the Theatre Royal, which also included a performance of negro songs by Mr D'Urban's Ethiopian Minstrels.


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

P.W. Laidler. 1926. The Annals of the Cape Stage. Edinburgh: William Bryce.

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