Posts Tagged ‘His Majesty’s Theatre (London)’

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Phyllis Embury

May 24, 2013

Phyllis Embury (1889?-1948), English actress
(photo: Alfred Ellis & Walery, London, circa 1906)

Phyllis Embury, who is said to have been born in Leeds, Yorkshire, is first mentioned in connection with Herbert Beerbohm Tree, playing the small part of Octavia in his production of Stephen Phillips’s Nero, which was first performed at His Majesty’s Theatre, London, on 25 January 1906. She then appeared as the 2nd twin in a revival of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London, 22 December 1906. She played the same character the following year (Duke of York’s, 16 December 1907) and other small parts followed, the last being in Vice-Versa, a farcical fantasy, at the Comedy Theatre, London, which opened for a run of 40 performances on 18 December 1911.

Miss Embury’s career came to an end upon her married in 1912 to Stanley Dodd (1876-1946), a successful obstetric physician, the son of Arthur Dodd (1838-1924), a diamond merchant trading as P.G. Dodd & Son, and grandson of Philip George Dodd (1801-1865), a well-known retail jeweller and silversmith of Leadenhall Street and Cornhill, City of London.

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A.E. Smithson

May 20, 2013

A.E. Smithson (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century), English character actor, as Mr Irons, and Philip Tonge (1897-1959), English actor, as Tommy in an incident from the fairy play, Pinkie and the Fairies, first produced at His Majesty’s Theatre, London, on 19 December 1908
(photo: unknown, London, 1908/09)

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May 20, 2013

A.E. Smithson (fl. late 19th/early 20th Century), English character actor, as Mr Irons, and Philip Tonge (1897-1959), English actor, as Tommy in an incident from the fairy play, Pinkie and the Fairies, first produced at His Majesty’s Theatre, London, on 19 December 1908
(photo: unknown, London, 1908/09)

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Esme Percy

April 19, 2013

Esmé Percy (1887-1957), English actor and theatrical producer, as Britannicus, with Phyllis Embury as Octavia, in H. Beerbohm Tree’s spectacular production of Stephen Phillips’s poetical play, Nero, His Majesty’s Theatre, London, 25 January 1906
(photo: unknown, london, 1906)

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April 19, 2013

Esmé Percy (1887-1957), English actor and theatrical producer, as Britannicus, with Phyllis Embury as Octavia, in H. Beerbohm Tree’s spectacular production of Stephen Phillips’s poetical play, Nero, His Majesty’s Theatre, London, 25 January 1906
(photo: unknown, london, 1906)

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April 19, 2013

Esmé Percy (1887-1957), English actor and theatrical producer, as Britannicus, with Phyllis Embury as Octavia, in H. Beerbohm Tree’s spectacular production of Stephen Phillips’s poetical play, Nero, His Majesty’s Theatre, London, 25 January 1906
(photo: unknown, london, 1906)

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Patricia Olive

February 27, 2013

a photograph of Patricia Olive (fl. 1916-1920),
English chorus girl, as she appeared during the run of Chu Chin Chow
(produced at His Majesty’s Theatre, London, 31 August 1916, for a run of 2238 performances, closing on 22 July 1921),
in one of a series of costumes introduced in a tableau on the play’s first anniversary
(photo: F.W. Burford, London, 1917)