Cape Town Dramatic Club
The Cape Town Dramatic Club
The Alfred Dramatic Club
In 1860 Sefton Parry broke away from the Cape Town Dramatic Club and formed the Alfred Dramatic Club. It had almost 40 members with Parry as manager and G.H. Galt as secretary. The Club limited itself to popular programmes and alternately performed in the Theatre Royal.
The Royal Alfred Dramatic Club
After the success of The Irish Tutor (2nd performance September 15, 1860) visiting Prince Alfred bestowed his name upon them, henceforth known as the Royal Alfred Dramatic Club.
The Cape Town and Royal Alfred Dramatic Club
In 1860 Parry left the Cape; in March 1861 the Club rejoined forces with the Cape Town Dramatic Club and the jojnt company was named renamed The Cape Town and Royal Alfred Dramatic Club.
(See: Bosman, 1928; Bosman, 1980; Fletcher, 1994)
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