R. Norcliffe

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R. Norcliffe (fl. mid 19th century) was a British military officer (possibly of the 9th Regiment and/or the 99th Regiment), a performer and a singer of comic songs.

Also found as Mr Norcliffe or simply Norcliffe

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

While stationed in Cape Town , he is listed as a stalwart of the Lanarkshire Dramatic Club of the 99th Regiment

Besides acting in various plays, his repertoire of comic songs included "I always was a Swell" (sung "in costume") and what they styled "Comic Negro Songs".


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 261, 263

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