Contributor Arthur Garner
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Gender Male
Nationality English
Date of Birth 1851
Date of Death 1934
Functions Actor, Entrepreneur, Lessee
Notes Arrived Australia 1873. Opened Garner's Theatre in Adelaide in 1880. Joined with Williamson and Musgrove 1882 to form "The Triumverate". Left partnership 1891 after financial hardship from poor property investments. Attempted to reestablish career in 1895-6 with Phil Goatcher at Palace Theatre. Returned to live in UK from 1898.
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Entrepreneur

Actor

  • Harry Rickards' New Tivoli Minstrels, Tivoli Theatre (1893-1929), Sydney, NSW, 24 August 1894
  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Business Manager

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Lessee

Performer

Producer

James Cassius Williamson - Lessee, Entrepreneur, Actor-manager, Producer

George Gordon - Scenic Artist

Frank Cates - Actor

  • Private Secretary, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 23 October 1889
  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

William Schwenck Gilbert - Book and Lyrics

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Jas. E. Kitts - Administrator

  • Private Secretary, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 23 October 1889
  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Maggie Moore - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Blanche Stammers - Actor, Performer

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879
  • Smiles and Tears, Theatre Royal, Hobart, TAS, 21 November 1873

Arthur Seymour Sullivan - Composer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Annie Taylor - Actor

  • Private Secretary, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 23 October 1889
  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Armes Beaumont - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881

J. Josephs - Scenic Artist

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Henry Lemmon - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Frederick Marshall - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

George Musgrove - Lessee, Producer, Entrepreneur

R. J. Roberts - Actor

Dora Santon - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Victorien Sardou - Playwright

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Edwin Shepherd - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Marion Stammers - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

George Warde - Actor, Stage Manager

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

F De Belleville - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Emily Nathan - Costume Co-ordinator, Costume Designer

Baby Gertie - Performer

Charles Brown - Actor

James Burns - Properties Master

Edwin Campbell - Performer

G W Collier - Performer, Stage Manager

John Forde - Actor, Actor and Singer

Paolo Giorza - Musical Director, Conductor

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Frank W. Green - Scriptwriter

Madge Grey - Performer

W. H. Harrison - Musical Arranger

Herr Holm - Musical Director

B N Jones - Stage Manager, Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

J Kennedy - Performer

Maggie Knight - Actor

Ada Lee - Actor

Jennie Lee - Actor

Charles Marques - Scenic Artist

Little Mollie - Performer

Emilia Pasta Moore - Choreographer

James Peake - Scenic Artist

Mary Reddall - Actor, Choreographer

Wybert Reeve - Administrator

Violet Sheridan - Performer

H. D. Smith - Lighting Designer

E A Stacey - Performer, Sub-Lessee

Jessie Stacey - Performer

George Walton - Actor

Mary Weir - Actor

Mr Allen - Actor

Madame Beamer - Costume Designer

Little Benham - Actor

Mr Benham - Actor

Mr H Bennam - Actor

Edith Blande - Actor

Thomas Bolton - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Dion Boucicault Jnr - Administrator

Edward Bridger - Mechanist

Emma Bronton - Actor

Robert Brough - Administrator

Joe Brown - Adaptor

John Brunton - Scenic Artist

John Buckstone - Scriptwriter

J P Burnett - Actor, Producer, Playwright

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

George Carey - Actor

W Carle - Actor

J H Clyndes - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

B. Coleman - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

E C Corlesse - Actor

Charles Coutts - Actor

Harry Daniels - Actor

George Darrell - Administrator

Constance Deorwyn - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

H Diederichsen - Musical Arranger, Composer

T F Doyle - Playwright

William Farren - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879

Edmund Finn - Adaptor

Lillie Forde - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Mr Francisco - Actor

C S Frederics - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Brenda Gibson - Actor

Gus Gregory - Actor

J. R. Greville - Actor

Mr H Gribben - Actor

Alexander Habbe - Scenic Artist

Ethel Harcourt - Actor

William A Hassan - Properties Master

F Hastings - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Charles Hawtrey - Producer

Laura Healy - Actor

John Hennings - Scenic Artist

Thomas Hilhouse Taylor - Playwright

Edwin Kelly - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Aggie Kelton - Actor

Tilly Lake - Actor

Lance Lenton - Actor

Mr Levison - Actor

Miriam Lewis - Actor

Miss F. Liddiard - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Mr Low - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

W S Lyster - Entrepreneur

H J Magee - Tour Manager

Alf Martin - Scriptwriter

Gustav Massartic - Choreographer

J. F. McArdle - Scriptwriter

A McIntyre - Actor

Mr McIntyre - Assistant Stage Manager

Edward McLean - Choreographer

Major Milne - Mechanist

Eille Norwood - Actor

Andrea Novaro - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Mr Patterson - Actor

Mr R Phillips - Actor

Professor Pinkiert - Performer

Harry Plimmer - Actor

Arthur Poulton - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

T Rainford - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Alice Rees - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Edward Reeve - Administrator

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Vernon Reid - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

John Renno - Mechanist

Signor T. Riccardi - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Walter Rice - Musical Arranger

Mr A Riddle - Actor

Alfred Robinson - Properties Master

Norman Ross - Actor

Bessie Royal - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

E W Royce - Actor, Director, Playwright

Alma Santon - Actor

W. H. Scott - Mechanist

Henry Shine - Actor

Julia Simmons - Actor

Will Simpson - Producer

James South - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Marie St Clair - Actor and Singer

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Docy Stewart - Actor

Nellie Stewart - Actor

Frank Thornton - Actor, Director

George S Titheradge - Actor

  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879

Violet Varley - Actor

Signor Verdi - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Howard Vernon - Actor and Singer

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881

Henry H. Vincent - Mechanist

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

E. Vinson - Properties Master

John Wallace - Producer, Actor

Ada Ward - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

R E Watson - Actor

Clytie Wells - Actor

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

C. B. Westmacott - Actor

H J Whittington - Administrator

  • Jo, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 19 September 1889

Mr Willoughby - Actor

William John Wilson - Scenic Artist

  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 November 1879

Florence Young - Actor

Thomas Zeplin - Music Adaptor

J. C. Williamson's Opera Company

  • Patience, Grand Opera House (1879-1894), Sydney, NSW, 26 December 1881
  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881

Lyster and Garner's London Comedy Company

  • Friends, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 15 March 1880
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879
  • Friends, Prince of Wales Opera House, Melbourne, VIC, 21 June 1879

Williamson, Garner and Musgrove

J. C. Williamson [sole entrepreneur]

  • Patience, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 26 November 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 7 May 1881
  • H.M.S. Pinafore, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 19 February 1881

Williamson, Garner and Co.

James Allison [sole lessee]

  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 18 December 1879
  • Friends, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 10 November 1879

The Stacey Comedy Company

Franks and Marion

Harry Rickards' New Tivoli Minstrel & Specialty Company

Royal Ballerinas

Samuel Lazar [sole entrepreneur]

Walhalla Brothers

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