Bernard Albrow in The Gondoliers

Bernard Albrow (1937-40)

[Born London 14 Aug 1915, died Brighton 13 Apr 2002]

Henry Bernard Albrow began his musical career as a soloist in the choir of St. James, Piccadilly. He joined the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company as a baritone chorister in May 1937, serving there until November 1940, and appearing on occasion as Luiz in The Gondoliers during his last two seasons.

After leaving the Company he continued his stage career for some time, appearing in London as Detlef in The Student Prince in 1944, and in a long running revue, Picadilly Hayride, which played at the Prince of Wales’s from October 1946 until January 1948. Albrow also performed with the quartet The Master Singers, the George Mitchell Singers, and sang in The Black and White Minstrel Show, both on television and on tour.

In the late 1950s he left the stage as a performer and started working for Stoll Moss Theatres. He became manager of the Aldwych Theatre for a few years before transferring to the Apollo on Shaftesbury Avenue which he managed for many years until his retirement in 1981.

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