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Florence Trevellyan

Florence Trevellyan (1878-79)

[Born Covent Garden, London 4 Nov 1856, died Sydney, Australia 7 Jan 1932]

Contralto Florence Trevellyan, full name Florence Trevellyan Major, toured with Carte's Comedy Opera Company Ltd. from March to December 1878. Between September and December she appeared as Mrs. Partlett in The Sorcerer, and also took roles in two companion pieces:Mrs. Major Keye in Two Sharps and a Flat and Seraphina Miggs in Congenial Souls.

From June to December 1879 she appeared with Carte's "B" Company (from August forward known as Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "Second 'Pinafore' Company") as Little Buttercup in H.M.S. Pinafore.

She made her first appearance in the West End of London in June 1882 at the Avenue Theatre as Clorinda in Bucalossi's Les Manteaux Noirs. She subsequently went to Australia with her husband, Robert Brough, where they appeared together as Queen of the Fairies and Lord Chancellor in Australia's first production of Iolanthe, May 9, 1885, at the Theatre Royal, Melbourne.

She remained in Australia until after the death of her husband in 1906. As Mrs. Robert Brough, she returned to the London Stage in The Man Who Stayed at Home (Royalty, then Apollo, 1914-16). She later appeared in Home on Leave (Royalty, 1916-17), The Land of Promise (New, 1917), Trelawny of the "Wells" (New, 1917), and Caesar's Wife (Royalty, 1919).

She subsequently returned to Australia, appearing there in a number of legitimate plays between 1920 and 1924.



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