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Frank de Jong () was a Cape Town based impresario.
The surname is sometimes wrongly spelled Frank de Jongh
Contribution to South African theatre
There he housed his Gaiety Companies, consisting of well-known overseas performers and artistes, including Zena Dare, Matheson Lang, Sybil Thorndike, Lewis Casson, Irene Vanbrugh and Kate Vaughan in a variety of plays, operas and ballets between 1896 and 1937.
Following on the success of Stephen Black's Love and the Hyphen, he and Black put together the Frank de Jong-Stephen Black Company (also known simply as the De Jong-Black Company), to perform a the Tivoli Theatre, Cape Town in 1910. The company had been newly recruited in England and they opened on 12 January with Smith (Maugham). (For the full repertoire, see also the entry on De Jong-Black Company)
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