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).
French operatic vocalist (soprano). Née Rosa Emma Calvet. Born 15 August 1858, Decazeville, Aveyron, France. Daughter of Justin Calvet (civil engineer). Married Galileo Gasparini, 1911 (div. 1921). Died 6 January 1942, Montpellier, Herault, France.
Manager of Royal Italian Opera Company with Giovanni Pompei.
English operatic vocalist (contralto). Née Clara Ellen Butt. Born 1 February 1872, Southwick, England. Daughter of Henry Albert Butt and Clara Hook. Married Kennerley Rumford (vocalist), 26 June 1900. Died 23 January 1936, North Stoke, England.
On stage in England and Australia. With Kennerley Rumford, toured Australia in 1914 for J&N Tait.
English circus owner. Born 1823, Lincolnshire, England. Son of John Burton and Jane Blythe. Married (1) ?? , (2) Fanny Hanly, 7 May 1863, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, (3) Isabel Janet Sutherland, 3 February 1880, Sydney, NSW, Australia, (4) Elizabeth Buckland, 7 October 1890, Toowong, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Died 9 March 1900, Melbourne, VIC, Australia.
Australia from 1849.
American actress. Née Minnie Tittell Anthony. Born 1875, California, USA. Daughter of Minnie St Marie Tittell and George W Anthony. Married Clarence M Brune. Died 1974, Los Angeles, California, USA.
On stage in America, Australia and England from 1887.
English actress. Married Ronald McIntyre (Tasmanian landowner), 1911.
Brought to Australia by JC Williamson Ltd in 1910 to star in a production of Our Miss Gibbs. She remained in Australia and became a permanent member of the Royal Comic Opera Company, performing in various roles until 1921.
English actor, vocalist & manager. Né Lionel Barnabas Brough; aka LB Brough. Born 13 July 1855, London, England. Married Florence Brough (actress), 26 July 1880, Plymouth, Devon, England. Died 20 April 1906, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
On stage in England and Australia from 1871. Based in Australia from 1886.
English actress & vocalist (contralto). Née Florence Major; aka Mrs Robert Brough; aka Florence Trevelyan. Born 4 November 1856, Covent Garden, London, England. Daughter of Richard Major and Harriet Davis. Sister of Emma Temple (actress) and Brenda Gibson (actress). Married (1) Robert Brough (actor), 26 July 1880, St James Church, Plymouth, Devon, England, (2) Cyril Bell (actor), 1909, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died 7 January 1932, Sydney, NSW, Australia, aged 74.
On stage in England and Australia from 1876. Based in Australia from 1886.
Irish actor & manager. Né Gustavus Vaughan Brooke. Born 25 April 1818, Dublin, Ireland. Married (1) Marianne Elizabeth Woolcott Bray (de facto), 1851, Birmingham, England, (2) Avonia Jones (actress), 1863, Liverpool, England. Died 11 January 1866, at sea.
On stage in England and Australia. Performing in Australia, 1855-1861. Business partner of George Coppin.
English actor. aka Edwin J Brett. Married Emmeline Orford (actress).
On stage in Australia from 1908. Popular pantomime dame.