Elisabeth Kumm

Elisabeth Kumm

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). 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TURNPENNY, Henry

English vocalist (tenor).

Visited Australia in 1911 as principal with the Sheffield Choir.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 253.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TURNER, Eardley (1864-1929)

English actor & playwright. Né Eardley William Tisdale. Born 1864, London, England. Son of William Turner and Catherine --. Married Ellen Agnes (Nellie) Slattery, 7 April 1904, Melbourne, VIC, Australia (d.1920). Died 24 January 1929, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in England and Australia. Brought to Australia by JC Williamson in 1903 with HB Tree's production of The Eternal City.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 220.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TREE, Herbert Beerbohm (1853-1917)

English actor, manager & producer. Born 17 December 1852, London, England. Married Maud Tree (actress), 1882. Died 2 July 1917, London, England. Father of Viola Tree (actress).

Leading actor-manager in London.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 235.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TOOLE, J.L. (1830-1906)

English actor & manager. Né John Lawrence Toole. Born 12 March 1830, London, England. Son of James Toole. Married Susan Hale Caslake, 1854. Died 30 July 1906, Brighton, Sussex, England, aged 76.

On stage in England and Australia from 1850s. Popular comedian who managed his own theatre in London. Visited Australia and New Zealand in 1890.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 257.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TITHERADGE, G.S. (1848-1916)

English actor. Né George Sutton Titheradge. Born 9 December 1848, Portsea, England. Son of George Robert Titheradge and Sarah Isabella Emblin. Married (1) Bella Murdoch (actress), 1871, Sutherland, England (div. 1884), (2) Alma Santon (actress). Died 22 January 1916, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Father of Lily Titheradge (actress), Sylvia Titheradge (actress), Frances Titheradge, Eva Titheradge, Madge Titheradge (actress), Nina Titheradge and Dion Titheradge (actor) & 3 children from his first marriage.

On stage from 1870s, performing in England, India and Australia.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, pages 93, 257.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TILBURY, Zeffie (1863-1950)

English actress. Née Zeffie Agnes Lydia Tilbury. Born 20 November 1863, London, England. Daughter of Lydia Thompson (actress) and John Tilbury (ring master). Married (1) Arthur Lewis, (2) LE Woodthorpe. Died 24 July 1950, Los Angeles, California, USA.

On stage in England and USA. Also films.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 8.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

THORNTON, Edna (1875-1964)

English operatic vocalist (contralto).

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 263.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

THOMPSON, Lydia (1838-1908)

English actress, dancer & vocalist. Née Eliza Hodges Thompson. Born 19 February 1838, London, England. Daughter of Philip Thompson (publican) and Eliza Cooper. Married (1) John Tilbury (ring master), 1863, (2) Alexander Henderson (manager), 1868. Died 17 November 1908, London, England, aged 70. Mother of Zeffie Tilbury (actress).

Popular and energetic performer in burlesque, pantomime and comic opera. Performed in theatres throughout the United Kingdom and Europe and was one of the first artistes to take a complete company to USA to great acclaim.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 225.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TERRY, Kate (1844-1924)

English actress; aka Mrs Arthur Lewis. Born 21 April 1844, England. Daughter of Benjamin Terry and Sarah Ballard. Sister of Ellen Terry (actress), Marion Terry (actress), Florence Terry (actress), Fred Terry (actor), Charles Terry (stage manager) and George Terry (theatre treasurer). Married Arthur James Lewis (of haberdashery firm Lewis & Allenby). Died 6 January 1924, London, England, aged 79. Mother of four daughters including actress Mabel Terry Lewis.

On stage in England.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 176.

Page 5 of 30