THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Hugh Seton (1884-85, 1887-88)

Hugh Seton had two engagements with D'Oyly Carte touring companies in the 1880s. He was Florian in Princess Ida with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "A" (initially "Princess Ida" No. 2) Company from its inception in February 1884 until May 1885. From January 1885 forward, when The Sorcerer was added to the tour, he also played Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre.

His second tour lasted from April 1887 to June 1888 Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "B" Company, playing Pish-Tush in The Mikado and Old Adam in Ruddigore. "B" Company was disbanded on June 2, 1888, and Seton's D'Oyly Carte career appears to have ended at that time.

Hugh Seton later authored all or parts of three works for the musical theatre:the musical comedietta A Royal Roundhead (Blackburn, 1893) and the musical comedies The Bicycle Girl (additional lyrics only, Nottingham, 1897) and An American Belle (Cheltenham, 1897). Seton also appeared as Major Haliwell in The Bicycle Girl, both in Nottingham and on a subsequent tour of British provincial theatres.



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