Swiss Hotel

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The Swiss Hotel was a 19th century Cape Town hotel situated in Plein Street.

The venue

The bowling saloon of the hotel was used as a venue by two theatrical companies for a few theatrical productions in 1867, and is referred to as Mr Ferguson's Saloon in some sources.

Performances there

F.C.L. Bosman (1980: p. 271) mentions performances by the Amateur Dramatic and Christy Minstrels Company and the Young Men's Dramatic Company in 1867, their evenings including one recorded performance of "Negro melodies, farces, etc." in February 1867 and renditions of Love in Humble Life (Scribe and Dupin), The Turned Head (Buckstone), Ben Bolt (Johnstone) and A Shilling Day at the (Great) Exhibition (Halliday and Brough) in June and July.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 271

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