King William's Town Theatre

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The King William's Town Theatre (or Kingwilliamstown Theatre in some sources) is a venue in the Eastern Cape Town of King William's Town[].

It was presumably a temporary space, built or fitted up for theatrical performances.

References a performance space of this name occurs over the years, particularly in the mid 19th century, probably done by members of the garrisons stationed there, local amateurs and touring theatre companies.

For example F.C.L. Bosman (1980, pp 182 ff.) mentions performances by the King William's Town Dramatic Club in 23 and 24 May, 1861, and Sefton Parry in 1862, though not providing much detail.


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