The Kickapoos

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The Kickapoos were a dance troupe active in Cape Town circa the 1870s.

The group was apparently founded by, and 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 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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