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== The company ==
 
== The company ==
  
The basic company of infantrymen was led "Col.-Sergeant" [[J. Flynn]] (manager) and [[J. Hodge]] (stage manager). The leading performers were apparently [[J. Stonely]] and [[J. Connors]]. In May 1867 the management roles were taken over by "Col.-Sergeant" [[W. Duke]] (manager) and [[E. Hartigan]] (stage manager).  
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The basic company of infantrymen was led "Col.-Sergeant" [[J. Flynn]] (manager) and [[J. Hodge]] (stage manager). In May 1867 the management roles were taken over by "Col.-Sergeant" [[W. Duke]] (manager) and [[E. Hartigan]] (stage manager). The company of officers was later also led by a [[Captain Borton]],
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The leading performers were apparently [[J. Stonely]] and [[J. Connors]], and other performers mentioned over time in relation to in the programmes offered by the company include [[H.F. Simmonds]], [[Alfred Ray]],  [[H. Wallace]], a [[Master Stapleton]], [[G. Wickstead]], [[R. Britten]], [[C. Davis]], [[J. Hodge]], [[J. Allen]],  [[Captain Harvey]], [[Mr Wavell]] and [[Mr Evans]].
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== The performances ==
  
 
They first performed in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, in association with the [[Le Roy-Duret Company]], in 1866,
 
They first performed in the [[Garrison Theatre]], Cape Town, in association with the [[Le Roy-Duret Company]], in 1866,
 
their regimental orchestra, led by [[Signor Bonicoli]], often participating in the events.  
 
their regimental orchestra, led by [[Signor Bonicoli]], often participating in the events.  
  
In 1867 the company was involved in a ''[[Great Promenade Concert]]'', a charity event for the Good Hope Lodge, held in the [[Good Hope Gardens]] on 7 February, which included "the celebrated ''[[Shadow Pantomime]]'' as lately produced at the Theatre Royal". This was followed by two performances of a ''[[Benefit Performance for the Somerset Hospital]]'' in Cape Town (4 and 5 March), arranged by the officers of the [[9th Regiment]] in the [[Theatre Royal]]. This company of officers was led by a [[Captain Borton]], and included [[Captain Harvey]], [[Mr Wavell]], [[Mr Evans]].  
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In 1867 the company was involved in a ''[[Great Promenade Concert]]'', a charity event for the Good Hope Lodge, held in the [[Good Hope Gardens]] on 7 February, which included "the celebrated ''[[Shadow Pantomime]]'' as lately produced at the Theatre Royal".  
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This was followed by two performances of a ''[[Benefit Performance for the Somerset Hospital]]'' in Cape Town (4 and 5 March), arranged by the officers of the [[9th Regiment]] in the [[Theatre Royal]]. This company of officers was led by a [[Captain Borton]], and included [[Captain Harvey]], [[Mr Wavell]], [[Mr Evans]].
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On 4 April 1867 the company, in association with [[Mrs Cooper]], did a "Dramatic and Gymnastic Display"  as a benefit for [[J. Stonely]] which included a [[pantomime]] by Stonely called ''[[The Courtier and the Shoemaker]]'' and ''[[The Warlock of the Glen]]'' (Walker).
  
 
After this, the original company took over again for the rest of the 1867 season, though now appearing in the [[Theatre Royal]] as well.
 
After this, the original company took over again for the rest of the 1867 season, though now appearing in the [[Theatre Royal]] as well.
 
== The performances ==
 
  
 
Among the plays put on by the company over the two seasons (1866-1867) were:
 
Among the plays put on by the company over the two seasons (1866-1867) were:
  
''[[Luke the Labourer]]'' (), ''[[Bombastes Furioso]]'' (), ''[[The Nervous Cures]]'', ''[[The Area Belle]]'', ''[[Othello in Ireland]]'' (), ''[[Romeo and Juliet, or The Cup of Cold Poison]]'' (Halliday), ''[[Box and Cox]]'' (Morton), ''[[Ben Bolt]]'' (), ''[[The Brigand]]'' (), ''[[Macbeth Travestie]]'' (Talfourd), ''[[Lend me Five Shillings]]'' (), ''[[Shylock Burlesque]]'' (Talfourd?), ''[[Slasher and Crasher]]'' (Morton),  ''[[Sayings and Doings]]'' (Morton), ''[[The Rose of Ettrick Vale]]'' (), ''[[Turn Him Out]]'' (), ''[[The Warlock of the Glen]]'' (Williams), ''[[The Courtier and the Shoemaker]]'' (Stonely), ''[[Villikins and his Dinah]]'' (Burnand), ''[[Mrs White]]'' (Raymond), ''[[Jack's Delight]]'' (Williams), ''[[The Bal Masqué]]'' (or ''[[Sloppy Sam]]''), ''[[The Brigands of Calabria]]'' (), ''[[A Kiss in the Dark]]'' (), ''[[Belphegor the Mountebank, or Woman's Constancy]]'' (Dennery and Fournier/Webb), ''[[The Syren of Paris]]'' (Suter), ''[[Carnival d'Afrique]]'', and ''[[The Area Belle]]''
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''[[Luke the Labourer]]'' (Buckstone), ''[[Bombastes Furioso]]'' (Rhodes), ''[[The Nervous Cures]]'' (Brown and Norton), ''[[The Area Belle]]'' (Brough and Halliday), ''[[Othello in Ireland]]'' (Anon.), ''[[Romeo and Juliet, or The Cup of Cold Poison]]'' (Halliday), ''[[Box and Cox]]'' (Morton), ''[[Ben Bolt]]'' (Johnstone), ''[[The Brigand]]'' (Théaulon, Saint-Laurent and Anne/Planché), ''[[Macbeth Travestie]]'' (Talfourd), ''[[Lend Me Five Shillings]]'' (Morton), ''[[Shylock Burlesque]]'' (Talfourd?), ''[[Slasher and Crasher]]'' (Morton),  ''[[Sayings and Doings]]'' (Morton), ''[[The Rose of Ettrick Vale]]'' (Lynch), ''[[Turn Him Out]]'' (Williams), ''[[The Warlock of the Glen]]'' (Williams), ''[[The Courtier and the Shoemaker]]'' (Stonely), ''[[Villikins and his Dinah]]'' (Burnand), ''[[Mrs White]]'' (Raymond), ''[[Jack's Delight]]'' (Williams), ''[[The Bal Masqué (Sloppy Sam)]]'' (Anon.), ''[[The Brigands of Calabria]]'' (Anon.), ''[[A Kiss in the Dark]]'' (Buckstone), ''[[Belphegor the Mountebank, or Woman's Constancy]]'' (Dennery and Fournier/Webb), ''[[The Syren of Paris]]'' (Suter), ''[[Carnival d'Afrique]]'' (Anon.), and ''[[The Area Belle]]'' (Brough and Halliday).
  
 
Some of the more popular plays were repeated a number of times over the period.
 
Some of the more popular plays were repeated a number of times over the period.
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
  
[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp. 166-7,  
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[[F.C.L. Bosman]], 1980. ''Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916''. Pretoria: [[J.L. van Schaik]]: pp. 257-261,  
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
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Latest revision as of 05:55, 4 May 2019

The first battalion of the 9th Regiment of the British forces was stationed in Cape Town circa 1866-69, led by a Colonel Ellis. Some commissioned officers and men from the company apparently put on theatrical performances in the Garrison Theatre and a few in the new Theatre Royal (opened in 1860).


The company

The basic company of infantrymen was led "Col.-Sergeant" J. Flynn (manager) and J. Hodge (stage manager). In May 1867 the management roles were taken over by "Col.-Sergeant" W. Duke (manager) and E. Hartigan (stage manager). The company of officers was later also led by a Captain Borton, The leading performers were apparently J. Stonely and J. Connors, and other performers mentioned over time in relation to in the programmes offered by the company include H.F. Simmonds, Alfred Ray, H. Wallace, a Master Stapleton, G. Wickstead, R. Britten, C. Davis, J. Hodge, J. Allen, Captain Harvey, Mr Wavell and Mr Evans.

The performances

They first performed in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, in association with the Le Roy-Duret Company, in 1866, their regimental orchestra, led by Signor Bonicoli, often participating in the events.

In 1867 the company was involved in a Great Promenade Concert, a charity event for the Good Hope Lodge, held in the Good Hope Gardens on 7 February, which included "the celebrated Shadow Pantomime as lately produced at the Theatre Royal".

This was followed by two performances of a Benefit Performance for the Somerset Hospital in Cape Town (4 and 5 March), arranged by the officers of the 9th Regiment in the Theatre Royal. This company of officers was led by a Captain Borton, and included Captain Harvey, Mr Wavell, Mr Evans.

On 4 April 1867 the company, in association with Mrs Cooper, did a "Dramatic and Gymnastic Display" as a benefit for J. Stonely which included a pantomime by Stonely called The Courtier and the Shoemaker and The Warlock of the Glen (Walker).

After this, the original company took over again for the rest of the 1867 season, though now appearing in the Theatre Royal as well.

Among the plays put on by the company over the two seasons (1866-1867) were:

Luke the Labourer (Buckstone), Bombastes Furioso (Rhodes), The Nervous Cures (Brown and Norton), The Area Belle (Brough and Halliday), Othello in Ireland (Anon.), Romeo and Juliet, or The Cup of Cold Poison (Halliday), Box and Cox (Morton), Ben Bolt (Johnstone), The Brigand (Théaulon, Saint-Laurent and Anne/Planché), Macbeth Travestie (Talfourd), Lend Me Five Shillings (Morton), Shylock Burlesque (Talfourd?), Slasher and Crasher (Morton), Sayings and Doings (Morton), The Rose of Ettrick Vale (Lynch), Turn Him Out (Williams), The Warlock of the Glen (Williams), The Courtier and the Shoemaker (Stonely), Villikins and his Dinah (Burnand), Mrs White (Raymond), Jack's Delight (Williams), The Bal Masqué (Sloppy Sam) (Anon.), The Brigands of Calabria (Anon.), A Kiss in the Dark (Buckstone), Belphegor the Mountebank, or Woman's Constancy (Dennery and Fournier/Webb), The Syren of Paris (Suter), Carnival d'Afrique (Anon.), and The Area Belle (Brough and Halliday).

Some of the more popular plays were repeated a number of times over the period.

Sources

F.C.L. Bosman, 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 257-261,

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