Henry Harper

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Henry Harper (fl 1882-1899) was an actor, musician and theatre manager resident in Cape Town.

For more on the specific details of his various companies and productions, see the entry on the Harper-Leffler Company.


Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He is mentioned again when he was recruited locally by the Mabel Hayes company, probably to help out with musical matters for her productions when she and her company which visited South Africa in 1882, inter alia appearing in the Theatre Royal Cape Town.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1923. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.375

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