The Sailor and His Bottle

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The Sailor and His Bottle is the title of a dance,

The original text

Possibly a dance devised by Mr Cuerton, a former performing artist from London, possibly a singing and dance teacher in Cape Town.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1813: Performed by Mr Cuerton's company, in association with the Garrison Players in the African Theatre, Cape Town in 6 November, 1813, as accompaniment to their presentation of the pantomime Robinson Crusoe, or Harlequin Friday.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [1]: p. 144

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