St John's Street Theatre

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(1808*-1822) Cape Town. This small theatre was used by the Dutch company Honi Soit qui Mal y Pense and possibly also by Tot Nut en Vermaak. Dutch farces were performed every two weeks. Shows were free of charge, tickets were also arranged for the English public. Actresses were allowed to perform in this theatre. The theatre was closed due to ‘private disagreements’, and also possibly due to English objections to the contents of some of the plays.


Jill Fletcher, 1994)

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See also Bird, 1966, “State of the Cape of Good Hope in 1822”

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