9th Regiment

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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 company involved in the first two performances () was originally led by a Captain Borton, and included Captain Harvey, Mr Wavell, Mr Evans, They first performed in the Garrison Theatre, Cape Town, in association with the Leroy-Duret Company, in 1866, their regimental orchestra, led by Signor Bonicoli, often participating in the events.

The performances


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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