Contributor W. S. Percy
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Other Names William Stratford
Gender Male
Nationality Australian
Date of Birth 23 December 1872
Place Of Birth Melbourne
Date of Death 19 June 1946
Place Of Death London
Functions Actor
Notes Percy came to fame as the star comedian with Pollard's Lilliputian Opera Company. An original member of the reformed juvenile troupe, he toured Australasia, the East and South Africa until it disbanded in 1905. He then went on to star with Williamson's Comic Opera Company and featured in three local films (one of which he wrote). Percy moved to the USA in 1913 and later lived in England. By the early-1920s , when he undertook an Australian tour he had become an acclaimed artist (specializing in etchings and painting) and in his later life wrote travel books. https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/6330545 In the late 1930s he started writing travel books
NLA https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1636030
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Events

Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Oh, Lady! Lady!, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 18 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922
  • Babes in the Wood, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 15 April 1922
  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913
  • Percy Gets a Job, Victoria Theatre (1911-1919), Sydney, NSW, 29 April 1912

Actor and Singer

Screenwriter

W R Coleman - Scenic Artist, Set Designer

Victor Prince - Actor and Singer

George Upward - Scenic Artist, Set Designer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922
  • The Dollar Princess, Princess Theatre (1886- ), Melbourne, VIC, 26 November 1910
  • The Dollar Princess, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 13 August 1910
  • The Dollar Princess, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 April 1910

Sybil Arundale - Actor and Singer, Actor

Harry B. Burcher - Producer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Field Fisher - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

John Roland Hogue - Actor and Singer, Actor

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922
  • The Dollar Princess, Princess Theatre (1886- ), Melbourne, VIC, 26 November 1910
  • The Dollar Princess, Theatre Royal, Adelaide, SA, 13 August 1910
  • The Dollar Princess, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 April 1910

Jack Hooker - Actor, Dancer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Cecil Kellaway - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Cyril Ritchard - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Freddy Wallace - Stage Manager

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Madge Elliott - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Beryl Ferguson - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Emily Nathan - Costume Designer, Costume Maker

Winnie Tate - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Talleur Andrews - Actor and Singer

Redge Carey - Stage Manager

Victor Champion - Musical Director

Millie Engler - Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Maud Fane - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Oh, Lady! Lady!, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 18 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Otto Harbach - Lyricist, Writer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Minnie Hooper - Choreographer

Phil Kennedy - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Frank Mandel - Lyricist, Writer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Gene Richards - Actor, Choreographer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Reginald Roberts - Actor and Singer

Charles A. Wenman - Producer, Director

Harry Wotton - Actor and Singer, Actor

Edward Wynne - Actor and Singer

Florence Young - Actor and Singer

Charles Albert - Actor and Singer

Arthur Anderson - Lyricist

A Bayne - Actor and Singer

Chas Beetham - Actor and Singer

Jennie Brenan - Ballet Master/Mistress, Choreographer

Dorothy Brunton - Actor and Singer

Alexander C. Butler - Director, Producer

Jack Cannot - Actor and Singer

Herbert Clayton - Actor and Singer

Leo Fall - Composer

Richard Genee - Librettist

Celia Ghiloni - Actor, Actor and Singer

Bert Gilbert - Actor and Singer

Olive Godwin - Actor and Singer

F Greenbaum - Playwright

Frank Greene - Actor and Singer

Karl Haffner - Librettist

Ralph Harker - Actor, Dancer

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Fritz Hart - Musical Director

Lou Hirsch - Composer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Basil Hood - Adaptor

Nance Maunsell - Actor and Singer

Alice Mitchell - Actor and Singer

Augustus Neville - Actor and Singer, Stage Manager

Cecil Outtrim - Actor and Singer

Adrian Ross - Lyricist

Lottie Sargent - Actor and Singer

Daphne Selig - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Edmund Sherras - Actor and Singer

Olive Sinclair - Actor and Singer

Frank Stirling - Stage Manager

Johann Strauss - Composer

John Stuart - Assistant Stage Manager

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Gladys Unger - Librettist

Floie Allan - Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Mark Ambient - Playwright

  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913

P B Bathurst - Actor and Singer

Harry Burton - Musical Director

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Dorothy Court - Actor and Singer

Cass Downing - Musical Director

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923

Maude Fane - Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Eileen Hayes - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923

Steve Lauri - Dancer

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Tessie Magner - Actor

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Eric Masters - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Lionel Monckton - Composer

  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913

Ethel Morrison - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Ella Nugent - Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Reita Nugent - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Rita Nugent - Dancer, Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Myrtle Reeve - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923

Howard Talbot - Composer

  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913

Gertie Telfer - Actor and Singer

A M Thompson - Playwright

  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913

James Cassius Williamson - Producer, Entrepreneur, Author

A. M. Willner - Playwright

Arthur Wimperis - Lyricist

  • The Arcadians, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 13 September 1913
  • The Arcadians, Criterion Theatre, Sydney, NSW, 6 September 1913

Gwen Withers - Dancer

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923

Chas Albert - Actor and Singer

Stuart Allan - Costume Designer

Florrie Allen - Actor

Maude Amery - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Phyllis Amery - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Mardie Andrews - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Rene Barlee - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

Franklyn Barrett - Director, Cinematographer

Walter Bastin - Actor

Maud Beatty - Actor and Singer

Herbert J. Bentley - Actor

Rudolph Bernauer - Lyricist

Leslie Board - Set Designer

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Guy Bolton - Writer, Lyricist

Leon Caron - Composer

Percy Claridge - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Gerard Coventry - Stage Director

Nora Delany - Actor

Maurice Desavallieres - Playwright

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Flossie Dickinson - Actor and Singer

Frank Dix - Playwright

Geo. Dixon - Set Designer

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

George Dixon - Scenic Artist

Grace Edmond - Actor and Singer

Bernard Espinasse - Author

Minnie Everett - Choreographer

Georges Feydeau - Playwright

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Rudolf Friml - Composer

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Philip W Goatcher - Scenic Artist

Frank Gollmick - Musical Director

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

John Gordon - Scenic Artist

Clifford Grey - Lyricist

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

George Grossmith - Adaptor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

J. W. Hazlitt - Administrator

Kathlyn Hilliard - Actor

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923

Louis A. Hirsch - Composer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

J.F. Hogg - Scenic Artist

Harry Hotton - Actor

  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Leopold Jacobson - Lyricist

George Jennings - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Jerome Kern - Composer

W. Little - Set Designer

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Maxie Macdonald - Actor and Singer

Decima McLean - Dancer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923

Eddie McLean - Dancer

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923

Ray McLean - Dancer

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923

Ronald McLeod - Actor

E. G. Melville - Actor

Josie Melville - Actor

Arthur Miller - Adaptor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Herbert Myers - Lessee

Rock Phillips - Properties Master

F H Pollock - Lessee

Willy Redstone - Composer

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

William Salisbury - Set and/or Property Maker

Addie Scott - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Dorothy Seaward - Dancer

  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923

George Bernard Shaw - Playwright

George Slater - Playwright

Oscar Straus - Composer

Vivien Talleur - Actor and Singer

Lilian Teece - Actor

Audrey Thacker - Actor

Kiera Tuson - Actor

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Horace Watt - Musical Director

  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923

Frank Watts - Lighting Designer

Fred W Weierter - Composer

Jack Williams - Actor

A M Wilner - Playwright

P.G. Wodehouse - Lyricist, Writer

J. C. Williamson Limited (1910-1938)

J. C. Williamson's New English Musical Comedy Company

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • You're In Love, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

New Comic Opera Company

J. C. Williamson Modes

  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 9 June 1923
  • A Night Out, Theatre Royal (1875-1972), Sydney, NSW, 28 April 1923
  • Mary, His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD, 7 April 1923
  • Mary, Grand Opera House, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 January 1923
  • Mary, Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC, 19 October 1922

J. C. Williamson and Co [with Tallis and Ramaciotti]

J. C. Williamson [sole entrepreneur]

Pollard's Opera Company

Royal Ballerinas

Royal Comic Opera Company

West's Pictures Limited

Resources
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