Simes, Thomas

A utility actor, he was never a star of theatre. He became the first Australian costume designer and also worked in theatre management. A week before he died the Sydney Herald commented that 'Mr Simes has injured his health by the exertions made by him in his multifarious occupations of manager, wardrobe-keeper, etc.' That evening, a farewell benefit was hosted at the Royal Victoria Theatre in his honour, as a financial show of support for his young family.

Milestone
Born
1803
Died
Sydney
19 Oct 1846
Occupation
Position
1832 - 1837
1832 - 1837
Oct 1837 - Dec 1837
Mar 1838 - Oct 1846
Mar 1838 - Oct 1846
Nov 1840 - Oct 1846