THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Arthur Hickman (1898-99, 1901-02, 1903, 1908)

Tenor Arthur Hickman toured with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "D" from December 1898 to September 1899 when the Company was disbanded. The Company played The Vicar of Bray (December-February), The Lucky Star (February-September), and Haddon Hall (July-September). Hickman's roles, if any, are undetermined.

He later toured in the chorus of The Emerald Isle with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E" ("Savoy Touring Company") from July 1901 to May 1902. Hickman was again with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company "E" when it was revived in March 1903 as a repertory company. He took the small part of Leonard Meryll in The Yeomen of the Guard for a while in June-July 1903. The Company was disbanded again in December of that year, but Hickman left before the tour ended. In the autumn of that year he was on tour in the musical comedy All at Sea.

Hickman later turned up at the Savoy, where he was a chorister for the first part of Rupert D'Oyly Carte's Second London Repertory Season (April-September 1908).

His only named role on the London Stage was John Williams in Frederick Melville's drama Her Forbidden Marriage (Lyceum, 1915).



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