Beau Brummel

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Beau Brummel by Bertram P. Matthews.

In 1929 a West End theatre company from London toured South Africa putting on a portfolio of plays. One of these, by Bertram P. Matthews, incorporated incidental music by Sir Edward Elgar. The tour played in premises owned by African Theatres Ltd, and was headed by an actor-manager called Gerald Lawrence. They started in Johannesburg on 1st April 1929 and finished in Cape Town on 3rd October. The section of the tour in which Beau Brummel was performed commenced in Johannesburg on 19th August, played a few days in Pretoria, and ended up in Cape Town. The theatre company's itinerary apparently also included a three-day (four performances) visit to Port Elizabeth (September 19-21)

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