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no. 588

Saturday, 20 December 2008

images of theatre and other popular entertainment

Christmas Greetings from Footlight Notes

Gabrielle Ray (1883-1973),
English musical comedy actress and dancer

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1906/07)

Kate Hollingsworth

a carte de visite photograph of Kate Hollingsworth
(Mrs Lloyd Clarance
, fl. 1870s), English ' First Singing Chambermaid and Burlesque Actress,'
as Little John in the pantomime Robin Hood and Maid Marian;
or, Harlequin, the Babes in the Wood, the Good Spirit of Energy,
and Ye Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest
, produced at the
Theatre Royal, Stockton-on-Tees, north east England, Christmas 1874

(photo: W. Baker, Stockton-on-Tees, 1874/75)

'MR. LLOYD CLARANCE, Comedian, now arranging Tour, in conjunction with MISS KATE HOLLINGSWORTH, the accomplished Burlesque Actress, Vocalist, and Dancer, for their original COMIC DUETS. Thanks Proprietors for their offers for Christmas, but has arranged with Messrs ADAMSON, GLASGOW, for Four Months. 39, Canton-street, Poplar, London.'
(The Era, London, Sunday, 7 September 1873, p. 13d)

'LLOYD CLARANCE, Comedian and Author, in consequence of enormous success as the WIDOW TWANKEY in the Pantomime of Aladdin, Re-engaged for length of Dramatic Season as First Low Comedian; also Miss KATE HOLLINGSWORTH (Mrs L.C.) as First Singing Chambermaid and Burlesque Actress.'
(The Era, London, Sunday, 18 January 1874, p. 13a)

'STOCKTON-ON-TEES, THEATRE ROYAL. - (Sole Lessee, Mr THOMAS DEVEREUX; Stage-Manager, Mr FITZROY WALLACE.) - Immense Success of Pantomime; allowed to be the best ever produced here, entitled Robin Hood and Maid Marian; or, Harlequin, the Babes in the Wood, the Good Spirit of Energy, and Ye Merrie Men of Sherwood Forest. Characters by Mesdames Sara Nelson, Lillie Roberts, Fanny Reynolds, Kate Hollingswroth, Frances St. Maine, Jessie Kirk, Sisters Luckett, Milly Arto, Lizzie Freeman, Cissy Lander, La Petite Nelly, Jenny Foster; also Messrs Fitzroy Wallace, Harry Voltaire, Lloyd Clarance, W. Foulis, E.W. Wallace, Alf. Fisher, Alec. Sylvester, R.C. Wright, W.A. Charles, T. Wade, and a host of others. Music arranged by Conductor of Orchestra, C.E. Howells. The Scenery and Transformation by Furnival Hughes and Assistants. Mechanical Effects by T. Middleton, J. Smith, &c. The Harlequinade arranged by the great Lloyd Clarance, the Clown. The Costumes by Messrs Burnet and Co., London, Fred. Vokes, Esq., and Carter Bros., Stockton-on-Tees; designed and made by Mr T. Devereux, Mrs Hancock, and Assistants. The ballets, marches, and the whole produced by Mr Fitzroy Wallace, assisted by Mr Alf. Fisher. Required to join quick, good Property Man, who thoroughly understands Lime-Light. Would James Harvey communicate? Address letters, White Hart Hotel.'
(The Era, London, Sunday, 3 January 1875, p. 18c)

'MR. LLOYD CLARANCE, the Imperial comic Clown, received nightly with cheers at the conclusion of the Harlequinade. ''The best Clown that has ever appeared here.'' - Durham Herald, January 9th [1875]. Mr LLOYD CLARANCE and Miss KATE HOLLINGSWORTH as MISS JONES and LITTLE JOHN. Immense Success.'
(The Era, London, Sunday, 17 January 1875, p. 12c)

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