Joyce Gaymon

Joyce Gaymon (1921)

Joyce Gaymon had appeared as Norah in the comedy His Lady Friends (St. James’s, August-December 1920) before joining the D’Oyly Carte Repertory Opera Company in April 1921, giving a trial performance as Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard that month. She then went on for Sylvia Cecil in the title role in Princess Ida during the last weeks of the 1920-21 season. Miss Cecil left at the end of the season, and when the new season began on July 18, 1921, Miss Gaymon was assigned Patience in Patience, Princess Ida in Princess Ida, Elsie Maynard in Yeomen, and Casilda in The Gondoliers. It didn’t last long—she left in August, and her place was taken on a stopgap basis by Elsie Coram.

Miss Gaymon later appeared in London was Odette in the musical comedy Dede (Garrick, October-November 1922), and in 1923 toured opposite Seymour Hicks in Hicks’s “piece of impertinence” The Love Habit.

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