Harold Charles (1886-90, 1897, 1900-01)

Harold Charles joined the D'Oyly Carte chorus at the Savoy at some point during the original run of The Mikado, replacing Herbert Marchmont who had gone on tour.It appears he remained at least through the opening of The Gondoliers (December 1889).He had the small "named" part of Sir Jasper Murgatroyd in the first production of Ruddigore (January-November 1887), going on on occasion in August for Richard Temple as Sir Roderick.

Charles returned to the Savoy in February 1897 to play Chevalier Klarkstein de Frise in His Majesty, but left again after it closed in April.He was back at the Savoy for a third and, it appears, final time in 1900, filling in for Powis Pinder briefly as the Captain in The Outpost, compaion piece with The Pirates of Penzance in August 1900.Charles remained in the chorus for the revival of Patience (November 1900), but was gone again when The Emerald Isle was launched in April 1901.

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