George Mudie (Jr.) as The Queen's Fool in Merrie England

George Mudie (Jr.) (1902-03)

George Arnold Charleton Mudie made his London Stage debut in August 1900 in a comedy double-bill at the Strand:In the Soup and Punctured. In 1901 he was at the Vaudeville in Basil Hood's Sweet and Twenty and in a one-act adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" called Scrooge.

He joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy in April 1902, creating the part of The Queen's Fool in Merrie England, remaining with the Company for a tour, a return engagement at the Savoy, and the first run of A Princess of Kensington (January-May 1903), in which he played Old Ben. It was his only stint with the D'Oyly Carte organization.

He later appeared in London as Old Henrik in Hood's Ib and Little Christina (Terry's, January-February 1904).

He was the son of George Mudie who appeared on tour with Carte's Comedy-Opera Company in 1878.

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