Jeoffry Snelson

(Master) Jeoffry Snelson (1893, 1894-95)

[Born Richmond, Surrey 12 Jul 1879, died 29 Dec 1964]

Jeoffry Theodore Hewett Snelson played two juvenile roles with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company at the Savoy. He filled in on occasion for Harry Rignold as Caddie during the original production of Barrie, Doyle, & Ford's Jane Annie (May-July 1893), and later created the role of Pedrillo, the goatherd, in Burnand & Sullivan's The Chieftain (December 1894-March 1895). (He was also a supernumerary in The Beauty Stone at the Savoy in 1898, and may have been one for Utopia Limited in 1893 and The Mikado in 1897 as well. He appears to have been associated with the Savoy in some capacity as late as 1901.)

In his later years Snelson was a writer, a broadcaster, and served as a producer for amateur companies. He was the brother of long-time D'Oyly Carte artist Tessa Snelson, and the nephew of John Hollingsworth, the original Counsel to the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury.

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