Mrs Delmaine

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Mrs Delmaine (fl. mid 19th century) was a Cape Town based professional performer.


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

She on occasion possibly performed for the Cape Town Theatrical Club (later to become the Cape Town Dramatic Club) in the period 1858-1861, later also for the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club and the Cape Town and Royal Alfred Dramatic Club.

In 1858 she played supporting roles for J.E.H. English (in 1858), being specifically mentioned as "Madame Sevilia dei Franchi" in J.E.H. English's production of The Corsican Brothers (Grangé and De Montépin) on 21 September and 1 October, 1858.

She is specifically mentioned by F.C.L. Bosman (1980) for her appearance as a professional actress for Sefton Parry and the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club in The Irish Tutor (Butler) and The Maid and The Magpie, or The Fatal Spoon (Byron) on 22 August and 15 September, 1860.

On 17 December, 1860 the club performed The Little Treasure and The Hundred Pound Note (Peake) as a benefit for Mrs Delmaine.


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

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