John Huntington as Pish-Tush in The Mikado

John Huntington (1925-26)

[Born c.1896]

Baritone John Huntington joined the D'Oyly Carte "New" Opera Company in February 1925, appearing that season as Captain Corcoran in H.M.S. Pinafore, Pish-Tush in The Mikado, and the Lieutenant of the Tower in The Yeomen of the Guard. In the July 1925-June 1926 season, the "New" Company replaced Pinafore and Yeomen with Patience and Iolanthe, Huntington taking Archibald Grosvenor and Strephon in the new operas.

When the "New" Company's season ended in early June 1926, Huntington transferred to the main (Repertory) Company, where he appeared that month as Counsel to the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury. When the Repertory Company began its new season in August 1926, Huntington would be assigned the Counsel, Grosvenor, Strephon, Pish-Tush, Second Yeoman in The Yeomen of the Guard, and Luiz in The Gondoliers. It would not last for long. In September 1926, Gregory Stroud joined the Company and took Grosvenor and Strephon. Huntington played his remaining roles only until December 1926 when he left the D'Oyly Carte organization.

John Huntington would later appear in London in the chorus of The Song of the Drum (Drury Lane, January-May 1931), and as an extra in Waltzes From Vienna (Alhambra, August 1931-August 1832).

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