Elisabeth is a founding member of the Victoria Theatres Trust. Her series Pets of the Public was a regular feature of On Stage from 1999 to 2005, looking at “forgotten” nineteenth century performers. She continues to contribute articles for the THA website, and from 2018 has been editor of the THA Newsletter. As a theatrical historian and biographer she assisted Viola Tait with her book on pantomime – Dames, Principal Boys…and All That (published by Macmillan in 2001) and also worked with her on her memoirs I Have a Song to Sing (published by THA in 2018). Elisabeth has also undertaken research for the Riley/Hailes Scrapbook and JCW Scene Books projects. Most recently she has been working on the Falk Studios album project including acting as editor of The Falk Studios book (published by THA in 2021).
English actor & vocalist.
Australian actress. Née Ethel Marian Clarke; aka Marion Marcus Clarke; Marion Dunn. Daughter of Marcus Clarke (writer) and Marian Dunn (actress). Unmarried.
Acted in Australia and USA from 1890s for William Anderson and Fred Niblo. Also in silent films including For the Term of His Natural Life (1927).
American actor. Born 13 January 1861, New York City, New York, USA. Son of Henry G Clarke. Married Margaret Dale Owen (actress). Died 3 March 1923, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Celebrated baseball play who became an amateur actor and then toured throughout USA and Australia with his own company.
English actor, vocalist & playwright. Né Albert Onesime Britannicus Gwathveoyd Louis Chevalier. Born 21 March 1861, London, England. Son of Jean Onesime Chevalier and Ellen Louisa Mathews. Married Florence Isabel Leybourne, 1894, Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, England. Died 10 July 1923, London, England, aged 62.
On stage in England and America from 1877. Noted music hall performer and Lion Comique from 1891.
On stage in Australia during 1870s.
Australian operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Elizabeth Muriel Cheek. Daughter of Phillip Cheek (Gawler town inspector). Married AE Millhouse. Died 12 December 1947, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
English actress. Daughter of James Cathcart (manager) and Fanny Hubbard. Married (1) Robert Heir (actor), 1855, (2) George Darrell (actor), 1871. Died 3 January 1880, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Leading lady to GV Brooke in Australia during the 1850s.