George Relph

(1888-1960) Few now know his name, but George Relph’s career spanned over half a century and among his many stage appearances, twenty of them were in Shakespeare’s plays in some of the best theaters in London and Australia. His first role as a professional was a minor one in Othello; his first London appearance in 1909 was at the Lyceum as Marcellus in Hamlet. That same year he joined Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton on their Australian tour and thereRead more

Phyllis Relph

(1888-?) Phyllis Relph’s quite young stage debut was in Bootles’ Baby when she was just one and a half. Bootles’ Baby (1885) was a play by Henrietta Stannard who used the nom-de-plume John Strange Winter. One of her first parts in Shakespeare came in 1908 when, with Miss Darragh, she played in Antony & Cleopatra at the Queen’s Theatre, Manchester. At the Savoy Theatre, London, in 1912 she played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Viola in Twelfth Night. A particularly busyRead more