W.G. Groom

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(18**-18**) An apothecary who arrived in Cape Town in 1843 and loved theatre, recording his impressions over the years, inter alia in the Cape Illustrated Magazine of 1897. In 1857 he found himself drawn into the theatre, working for Sefton Parry, first helping to build sets, later even performing.

His writings are an important resource on 19th century theatre in the Cape.


Bosman, 1928; Fletcher, 1994

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