Pollard's Opera Company was an
Also known as Royal Australian Opera Company while on tour in South Africa in 1903.
The company toured South Africa from May to October, under the management of the Wheeler Company. Gertie Campion and Dan O'Connor were among the cast members. The itinerary included the Good Hope Theatre, Cape Town and His Majesty's Theatre, Johannesburg, from 11 July to some time in October)
The repertoire consisted of Djin Djin (Royle and Williamson), The Gay Parisienne, La Fille du Tambour Major (Offenbach), The Casino Girl (Smith) and La Mascotte ().
Djin Djin was performed as the opening production for the newly built His Majesty's Theatre in Johannesburg.
D.C. Boonzaier, 1980. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (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: pp. 414
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