A Very English Dynasty - Four Generations of the D'Oyly Carte Family

Jim Stebbings SpeakerNet Sponsor

East of England
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Paid: In person £50.00 plus expenses. Zoom £40.00
23rd November 2021
Theatre | Family History | General Interest | London History

The name D’Oyly Carte is known by many people in relation to the vital role of Richard D’Oyly Carte in the success of the Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas. In a presentation which covers four generations of the family from the mid-19th century until the late 20th century, we learn much more of the background to this remarkable family and its achievements and successes, its failures and tragedies. We also discover the legacy and landmarks that the family left and that remains part of our lives today. Oh, and where did the D’Oyly Carte name originate from?

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About Jim Stebbings

I am a retired professional businessman with a life-long interest in the theatre, and in particular the musical theatre. I now consider myself a music historian with particular interest and expertise in the music and lives of Gilbert and Sullivan and the American songwriters of the 20th century and whose compositions make up what is commonly called The Great American Songbook. As a result of my work on these subjects I have developed a number of other talks that all relate to each other in some way.

My talks are illustrated with the use of projector, screen, music and speakers. Each presentation is designed for 50-60 mins.

My website. www.jimstebbingspublicspeaker.co.uk

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