The Geisha: Mr. George Edwardes' Company
The Geisha, a story of a tea house is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts. The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company was a professional light opera company that staged Gilbert and Sullivan's Savoy operas. The company performed nearly year-round in the UK. Art for the poster was created by Dudley Hardy (b. Sheffield, Yorkshire, 15 January 1867 – d. London, 11 August 1922). George Joseph Edwardes (born as Edwards) (8 October 1855 – 4 October 1915) was an English theatre manager of Irish ancestry who brought a new era in musical theatre to the British stage and beyond. Edwardes started out in theatre management, soon working at a number of West End theatres. By the age of 20, he was managing theatres for Richard D'Oyly Carte.