Kate Vesey

Kate Vesey (1899)

[Born London 1883]

Kate Vesey was just twelve years old when she made her first appearance as a dancer at Drury Lane in 1895. She appeared the following year in the pantomime Cinderella at the Theatre Royal, Manchester. Her first London role was Tangarine in the pantomime Dick Whittington (Adelphi, 1898-99).

She then had her only engagement with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company:as Adza in The Lucky Star (Savoy, January-May 1899).

She later appeared in The Messenger Boy (Gaiety, 1901), as principal boy in pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow (1902), in The Cherry Girl (Vaudeville, 1903-04), The Catch of the Season (Vaudeville, 1904-05), and as principal boy in another pantomime at the Coronet (1906).

Kate Vesey was the daughter of Clara Vesey who appeared as the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury after the original production transferred to the Opera Comique in January 1876. Richard D'Oyly Carte was not connected with the production at that time.

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