ROBERT EVETT (1874 -1949)

Robert Evett made his debut in 1893 in a D'OyIy Carte touring Company. Soon he became the principal tenor on tour. He first appeared at the Savoy in 1898 and remained there as leading tenor until 1903, appearing in "The Gondoliers", "The Sorcerer", "The Rose of Persia", "The Emerald Isle", "lolanthe", "Merrie England" and "A Princess of Kensington".

In the next few years he starred in West End productions of "The Earl and the Girl", "The Little Michus", "The Merry Widow", and "A Waltz Dream" On the death of George Edwardes he became a manager of Daly's Theatre and later of the Gaiety. He had the distinction of giving Martyn Green his first job in the theatre.

At the end of his life he was cheered enormously when his wife found in a London second-hand shop some of the recordings which he had made forty years earlier.

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