Mrs Kinniburgh

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(17**-18**) Amateur performer.

She may have been the wife of a military officer , or simply a Cape Town citizen, and was a regular performer for the English Amateurs (All the World's a Stage) from 1807 onwards, and the first lady to set foot on the Cape stage.

F.C.L. Bosman mentions that a Mr Kinniburgh owned a boarding house in Stellenbosch in 1834, without elaborating on the possible relationship. If this were her husband, they perhaps settled there in later years, for it hardly seems likely that she would have travelled the approximately 50 Km of bad road to Cape Town to perform in plays in the African Theatre in 1807.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1928: pp.75, 107

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