W. Carr

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W. Carr was a private in the North Lincolnshire Regiment of Foot which was sent to the Eastern Frontier of the Cape Colony (now the Eastern Province, South Africa) between 1860 and 1862, shortly after the Xhosa cattle-killing movement and famine (1857-1858). The regiment was based in Grahamstown and Keiskama Hoek.

He came to the Cape Colony as a private.

Private W. Carr acted in five productions during his three-year stay on the Eastern Frontier.

W. Carr was a member of the Dramatic Club, in the section known as the Amateurs of the Band.

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 270.)

Biography

He was one of the Amateurs of the Band who produced shows for the entertainment of the troops and nearby civilians.

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

November 12, 1862: Acted in the Amateurs of the Band performed John Baldwin Buckstone's two-act domestic melo-drama, Luke The Labourer. The play is set in a village in Yorkshire. (Charles Maydew, a young farmer).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 271.)

November 26, 1862: Acted in the Band of Amateurs production of I. Pocock's famous “melo-drama” The Miller and His Men. (Kelmar, an old cottager).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 272.)

November 26, 1862: Acted in the F. Kenny's capital old two-act farce, The Illustrious Stranger. (Azan).

(North Lincoln Sphinx, Vol 1, No 14, Keiskama Hoek, December 10, 1862, page 272.)


Sources

(See beneath each production.)

North Lincoln Sphinx Vol 1.

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