Harry Rignold as Caddie in Jane Annie

Harry Rignold (1893)

One of eight children in a well-known theatrical family, Master Harry Rignold made his London Stage debut as Lysimachus Triplet in the Tom Taylor/Charles Reade comedy Masks and Faces at the Royalty in November 1892.

From May to July 1893 he had his one D'Oyly Carte engagement as Caddie in the Barrie, Conan Doyle, and Ford opera Jane Annie at the Savoy.

In 1896-97 he was the Office Boy in The White Silk Dress (a musical farce, Prince of Wales's) and in 1899 he appeared at the Strand as Jim in the domestic drama The Last Chapter and as Front in the farce The Wrong Mr. Wright. Thirty-eight years later (December 1937-January 1938) he made his only adult appearance on the London Stage as the Dog in the Adelphi pantomime Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp.

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