Joseph Boddy (1900-03)

Joseph Boddy's career on the London Stage extended from 1896 (when he appeared in Verdi's Falstaff at the Lyceum) until 1926 (at the Gaiety in a musical play called Riki-Tiki).

He was a member of the Savoy chorus from 1900 until 1902, playing tenor leads on occasion:Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance (August 1900), the Duke of Dunstable in Patience (December 1900), and Terence O'Brien in The Emerald Isle (August 1901):before creating the small part of the Baker in the first London production of Hood and German's Merrie England in April 1902. He played the Baker on tour after the Savoy production closed July 30, 1902, and again at the Savoy when Merrie England was revived November 24, 1902 to January 17, 1903, filling in briefly for Robert Evett as Sir Walter Raleigh in December.

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