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George Graves as Mrs Halleybut & Arthur Conquest as Priscilla the Cow

Jack and the Beanstalk - Drury Lane 1910-1911

Arthur Conquest comes from a long line of Animals- Born 1875-1945. Son of Theatrical family-George his father was theatre manager and had excelled in skin parts - monkey, octopus, even a porcupine were among his roles. Of his three sons, Arthur specialised in skin parts, his finest role being Daphne the Chimpanzee. His Brother Fred found fame as Goose in Mother Goose and brother George as Dame. Fred and George took over the running of the Surrey Theatre when their father died. 

George Graves had excelled as a splendid Abanazar in 1909, at the Drury Lane Theatre. As a Dame he followed in the footsteps of Dan Leno. Born 1876-1949. As Dame in "Jack & The Beanstalk" at Drury Lane 1910-11 he achieved great acclaim, and in several productions of "Sleeping Beauty" at Drury Lane between 1912 and 1914.

See picture of Arthur Conquest with his skin

 

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