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).
American operatic vocalist. Born 5 January 1857, Philadelphia, USA.
On stage in England from 1890.
English operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Ann Riviere. Born 9 January 1810, London, England. Married (1) Henry Bishop (composer), 9 July 1831, (2) Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (harpist) (de facto), (3) Martin Schultz (diamond merchant), 1858. Died 19 March 1884, New York, USA, aged 74.
On stage in England, Europe, Australia, South America and USA from 1831.
Australian actress & operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Pauline Gertrude Bindley. Born 1869, Bendigo, VIC, Australia. Daughter of Edward Allen Bindley and Pauline Catherine --. Unmarried. Died 4 July 1955, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
On stage in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Toured with Paul Dufault and appeared for JC Williamson Ltd.
Italian operatic vocalist (tenor).
English actor. Né Harold Kyrle Money Bellew; aka Harold Kyrle. Born 28 March 1850, Prescott, Landashire, England. Son of Reverend Bellew. Married Eugenie Legrand (actress), 1873, Melbourne, Australia (div. 1888). Died 2 November 1911, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
On stage in Australia, England and America. Made several visits to Australia: 1871-1875, 1890, and 1900-1901, the latter two with Mrs Brown Potter.
English operatic vocalist (tenor). Né Edward Armes Beaumont. Born 15 December 1842, St Faith's, Norfolk, England. Son of Edward Beaumont (veterinary surgeon) and Sarah Hannah Lack. Unmarried. Died 17 July 1913, North Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
On stage in England from 1848; Australia, 1861-1891. In WS Lyster’s Opera Company.
New Zealand actress & vocalist. Born 4 June 1880, Christchurch, New Zealand. Daughter of George Beatty and Emma --. Sister of Maud Beatty (actress). Married Edward Lauri (actor), 8 December 1908, London, England. Died 1 April 1945, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On stage in Australia and England from 1890s. Performing in Australia, 1891-1906, 1923-1927, and 1928-1929.
English actress & vocalist. Née Catherine Patricia Rafferty / Laverty. Daughter of. Sister of Mdlle Aenea (gymnast). Married Julius Scharmann (Brewer), 1908. Member of the Conquest family.
On stage in England, Australia and USA. On stage in Australia, 1892-1893, with London Gaiety Company. America from 1902. Retired from acting on her marriage.
English actor, manager & playwright. Né William Henry Barrett. Born 18 February 1846, Essex, England. Son of George Barrett and Charlotte Mary Wood. Brother of George Barrett (actor), Robert Reville (actor) and Mary Brunell (actress). Married Caroline Heath (actress), 21 July 1866. Died 22 September 1904, London, England, aged 57. Father of Frank and Alfred, Ellen, Katherine and Dorothea (Dollie).
On stage in England, America and Australia from 1864.