THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Eric Reimers as Tom Tucker in H.M.S. Pinafore

Eric Reimers (1899)

[Born c.1889]

Eric Victor Gordon Reimers was one of many juveniles who appeared with D'Oyly Carte companies in early productions of H.M.S. Pinafore as Tom Tucker under the stage name "Mr. Fitzaltamont." He appeared at the Savoy at age ten during the June-November 1899 revival. We know his identity because of a photo and brief caption that appeared in The Sketch, July 5, 1899. It seems likely that he was the younger brother of lady choristers Pattie and H. Reimers, who were in the Savoy chorus in 1898 and may well have been in 1899 as well.




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