25th March 1928
Victor Champion was The brother of music hall star “Teddy” Lonnen, Victor Champion established himself as a conductor in England . He came to Australia in 1907 for Clarke, Meynell and Gunn, overseeing the musical direction for his Cinderella pantomime. His reputation was later cemented through their hit production of Miss Hook of Holland. Champion was associated with Clarke, Meynell and Gunn until the company merged with J. C. Williamson’s in 1911, and subsequently remained with “the firm” until his death. Champion was a composer of much incidental music for pantomimes and other theatrical productions.