59th Regiment

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The 59th Regiment of the British forces was stationed in Cape Town, and the brass orchestra of this company performed as part of the programme in some theatrical performances by the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club in the new Theatre Royal (opened in 1860). Possibly some of the officers and men were involved as performers as well.

The company

The commanding officer was apparently Col. Burmeister, and the director of the orchestra was a Herr Werthal.

The performances

In 1860 they appeared as interlude with:

25 November : Dido, The Queen of Carthage (Durnand) and The Irish Tutor (Butler).

3 December: Dido, The Queen of Carthage (Durnand) and Who Do You Take Me For? (Morton?).


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

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