Die Hanekom Geselskap
In 1935 however they seem to have formally assumed the name Die Hanekom Geselskap (or Die Hanekoms se Geselskap) to go on tour with D.C. Postma's Oom Paul till mid 1938. The performances were alternated with lighter fare (usually German farces or comedies in Afrikaans). The company started out in partnership with Elsa Fouché and Willie Beckmann, but after a few performances Fouche and Beckmann married and began their own company, to be replaced by Berdine Grünewald and Jaques Lochner. However, the Hanekom company was relatively stable and boasted a number of other loyal and competent players, such as Irma du Plessis and Tonius Ferreira.
(See Binge, 1969: 176; Minnaar-Vos, 19**)
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