Seeing Parry

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Seeing Parry was a performance presented by actor manager Sefton Parry in Cape Town.

The original text

Described as a "laughable farce", this appears to have been a display piece by Sefton Parry, put together to allow him to do several impersonations in the course of the evening.

Performance history in South Africa

Put on in a Drawing Room Theatre which he constructed in the Commercial Rooms in Cape Town, on Tuesday 12 June 1855, along with Little Toddlekins (Charles Mathews).

Translations and adaptations


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: pp.429

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