The Kickapoos

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The Kickapoos were a dance group active in Cape Town in the 19th century.

The group apparently consisted of Mr Wilmore, Mr Leonard and Mr Pine, who performed in productions in Cape Town.

For instance, they appeared in support of a production by the Disney Roebuck company of Adrift by Sutton Vane at the Theatre Royal, Cape Town on 6, 7 and 11 March, 1878.

They were later renamed The Grotesques, and under that name performed for Disney Roebuck in the Theatre Royal a number of times during June 1878, as accompaniment to productions of plays such as British Born, The Daughter of the Regiment, The Two Orphans, etc.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1916. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp. 366-369

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