THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Margaret Chatwin (1901-03)

[Born Edgbaston c.1881, died 29 Oct 1937]

Margaret Chatwin reportedly served with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company for two-and-a-half years.Her only role was in 1902 when, from January 6 to May 24, she appeared as the Countess of Newtown in The Emerald Isle with Carte's "E" Company, also known as "The Savoy Touring Company."

It was not until twenty years later that she made her first appearance on the London Stage as Maive in the musical drama The Immortal Hour (Regent, October 1922). There followed numerous roles on the legitimate stage over the next fourteen years, her last being the Woman of Endor in J. M. Barrie's The Boy David (His Majesty's, 1936-37).

She was for some time a player with the Birmingham Repertory Company.



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