Consisting of eight men under the leadership of Captain Heaven "Coloured Captain" Heaven, they are reported as having performed an interlude during a performance of The Miller and His Men and Kiss in the Dark by officers and men from the 11th Regiment in the Barracks Theatre, Cape Town on Tuesday 2 December 1862.
Given the title borne by Captain Heaven the troupe may have been drawn from a division of African military personnel.
See also Minstrels
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