THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
Gertrude Thornton (1900-01)
Gertrude Thornton was in the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company chorus at the Savoy for the first London revival of Patience (November 1900-April 1901) and the initial production of The Emerald Isle (April-November 1901). It's possible she was in the Savoy chorus for later productions up to and including A Princess of Kensington (January-May 1903). Her sister, Maude Thornton was in the chorus during the same period.
Later Gertrude Thornton would appear in a number of West End productions:The Earl and the Girl (Adelphi, 1903-04), The Medal and the Minstrel (Lyric, 1904), The Talk of the Town (Lyric, 1905), Trial by Jury (Ellen Terry Jubilee celebration, Drury Lane, 1906), See-See (Prince of Wales's, 1906), Nelly Neil (Aldwych, 1907), Strongheart (Aldwych, 1907), Our Miss Gibbs (Gaiety, 1909-10), Peggy (Gaiety, 1911), and A Little Fowl Play (Apollo, 1913).
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