Norah Phyllis as Casilda in The Gondoliers

Norah Phyllis (1889-90)

Norah Phyllis made her first appearance in a D'Oyly Carte program in May 1889 as Elsie Maynard in The Yeomen of the Guard with Carte's touring Company "C." She soon made her way to the Savoy where she created the part of Giulia in The Gondoliers on December 7, 1889, and went on for Geraldine Ulmar as Gianetta on occasion later that month.

In February 1890 she was one of the replacements rushed to New York by Carte for the restaging of The Gondoliers at Palmer's Theatre, taking the role of Casilda. She continued to appear as Casilda when the Company returned to the British Isles as Carte's "D" Company (May-July 1890). In July she returned to the Savoy where she once more filled in for Miss Ulmar as Gianetta. There is no record of her career beyond July 1890.

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