Contribution to South African theatre and performance
For a while (1850-1852) he was apparently the leading figure of the Officers of the Garrison, playing an inspirational and managerial role in the company, and specifically the 73rd Regiment's theatrical endeavours. Hence the company is frequently referred to as Captain Hall's Company in the period 1859-52. After this (1853 to 1855) he appears to only have acted for the Officers of the Garrison , and briefly for the visiting professional G.V. Brooke, on occasion, after which no more is heard of him.
In this period Hall was clearly one of the main and most accomplished (though apparently not always consistent) performers in the Garrison Players, and among the roles specifically mentioned in his case are: "Iago" in Othello (1852), "Zero" in St Cupid, or Dorothy's Fortune and an unnamed role in The Bloomer Costume (1853), "the brewer" in The Queen's Horse (1854), "Cassio" in Othello and an unnamed roles in The Lady of Lyons, The Angel in the Attic (G.V. Brooke , 1855).
Jill Fletcher, 1994
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