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R. Wells (fl. 1850s) was an amateur actor.
He was possibly a marine officer aboard the H.M.S. Boscawen, though he may also have been a Cape Town resident.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
He specifically appears as one of the cast members in the programme for productions of Don Caesar de Bazan and The Rose of Amiens, or Our Wife (Morton) given in Cape Town by the Boscawen Amateurs, with the aid of a number of local amateurs during February, 1859.
F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 164-5.
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