THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Leonard Vincent (1881-84)

[Born Islington, Middlesex c.1855]

Leonard Vincent appeared on tour with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's "D" Company in the first provincial production of Patience from August to December 1881. A chorister in Patience, he also played the role of Mr. Wallaby in the Desprez & Solomon companion piece Quite an Adventure. Vincent later toured with Mr. D'Oyly Carte's No. 1 "Patience" Company in 1882-83. In 1882 he played Mr. Wranglebury in another curtain-raiser, Mock Turtles, and in December of that year filled in briefly for Walter Greyling as Archibald Grosvenor in Patience. In May 1883 he was once more playing a part in a Patience curtain-raiser:this time as Sisyphus Twister in a piece called Matrimony, or, Six & Six Where Suited. He also served in the chorus with Carte's No. 1 "Iolanthe" Company in 1884.



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