Charles A. Staite (1920)

[Died 1948]

Charles A. Staite was a baritone chorister with the D'Oyly Carte Repertory Company in the spring of 1920. He left when the Company returned from Ireland in May of that year. Although he never took a named part with the D'Oyly Carte organization, he took many on the London Stage in a forty-year career spanning 1907 and 1947.

After leaving the D'Oyly Carte, he appeared at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in the long-running (1468 performances) production of The Beggar's Opera (1920-23). While most of his roles were in legitimate plays, Staite did take a few in musical works:Hodge in Love in a Village (Everyman, 1923-24), Rev. Jeremy Welcome in the pantomime Crossings (Lyric, Hammersmith, 1925), and Turnkey in The Beggar's Opera (Lyric, Hammersmith, 1930).

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