THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Clarence Hunt (1893-94)

Clarence Hunt appeared regularly for the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy as Tarara, the public exploder, during the first run of Gilbert & Sullivan's Utopia Limited, in place of Walter Passmore between December 1893 and March 1894, and again in May of that year.

He was simultaneously engaged at London's Comedy Theatre, where he appeared in matinee performances double bill of the The Piper of Hamelin (a "fantastic opera") and the F. C. Burnand and Edward Solomon musical Masters Sandford and Merton (December 1893-February 1894).

Hunt then left performing for work as a stage manager, managing numerous London productions at the Prince of Wales's (1895-99), working as assistant stage manager for A Chinese Honeymoon at the Strand (1901-02), and managing several shows at the Strand, Prince of Wales's, and Comedy Theatres (1904-05).



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