Young Men's Dramatic Company

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The Young Men's Dramatic Company was a company that put on two performances in Mr Ferguson's Saloon, in the Swiss Hotel, Plein Street, Cape Town during 1867. The company may have been a derivative of an earlier company, the Amateur Dramatic and Christy Minstrels Company, also briefly active in the same venue in February of the same year.

The Young Men's Dramatic Company first performed there on 29 th June, doing Love in Humble Life (Scribe and Dupin) and The Turned Head and followed this with Ben Bolt (Johnstone) and A Shilling Day at the (Great) Exhibition (Halliday and Brough) on 24 July.

After this no more is heard of the company.


F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p. 271.

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