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Mr Murphy (fl. mid 19th century) was a Cape Town resident and amateur comedian.


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

He was a member of the Alfred Dramatic Club (later the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club) in the period 1860-61.

He is specifically mentioned as a performer on 22 August and 15 September, 1860, when Parry put on The Irish Tutor (Butler)and The Maid and The Magpie, or The Fatal Spoon (Byron).


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

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