There appears to have been two people called Mr Stuart active on stage in the Cape during the 19th century.
Mr Stuart of the Garrison Players
Mr Stuart (17**-18**) was a British soldier and amateur performer.
A member of the Officers of the Garrison (often referred to as the Garrison Players), a theatrical company which performed in the African Theatre at the Cape in 1807-8 in a range of plays, including The Rivals , The West Indian, Tom Thumb, The Beaux Stratagem, She Stoops to Conquer, etc.
He is also notable for five additional couplets on local matters which he wrote for a song he performed during a performance of All the World's a Stage and The Upholsterer on Saturday 12 September, 1807.
Mr Stuart of the Amateur Coloured Troupe
He was an occasional member of the private (i.e. non regimental) concert company known as Amateur Coloured Troupe in the Minstrelsy style popularized by the Christy Minstrels. They were active in Cape Town between 1869 and 1871.
P.W. Laidler. 1926. The Annals of the Cape Stage. Edinburgh: William Bryce.
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