Alan Watts (1923-24)

Alan Watts made what may have been his London Stage debut in 1919 at the Old Vic in Shakespeare's As You Like It and the nativity play The Hope of the World. He was a regular at the Old Vic until 1923, when he joined the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company as baritone chorister and small part player.

When the D'Oyly Carte season began on July 30, 1923, Watts was the regular Counsel to the Plaintiff in Trial by Jury, Second Yeoman in The Yeomen of the Guard, and Luiz in The Gondoliers. He was succeeded in all three parts later that season by Henry Millidge, who rejoined in February 1924. Watts left in March, returning to Shakespeare, this time at the New Oxford (as Hortensio in The Taming of the Shrew, June 1924). His only subsequent role in London was Simon, a servant, in the play Napoleon: The Hundred Days (New Theatre, 1932).

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