Event The Quaker Girl
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Venue Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Umbrella Event Royal Comic Opera Company
First Date 13 July 1912
Last Date 11 October 1912
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description An Edwardian musical comedy in three acts with a book by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, and music by Lionel Monckton. In its story, The Quaker Girl contrasts dour Quaker morality with Parisienne high fashion. The protagonist, Prudence, is thrown out of her house by her quaker parents for drinking a glass of champagne. Later, in Paris, her grey dress and bonnet become the height of fashion.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Comedy
Music Theatre
Subjects Religion
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Blanche Browne Actor
Andrew Higginson Actor
Leslie Holland Actor
Connie Milne Actor
Bertie Wright Actor
Lionel Monckton Composer
Adrian Ross Lyricist
Andrew MacCunn Musical Director
James T Tanner Playwright
Wybert Stamford Producer
Leslie Board Set Designer
W. Little Set Designer
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality England
Further Information The musical opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 5 November 1910 and ran for an extremely successful 536 performances. It starred Gertie Millar and C. Hayden Coffin. Phyllis Dare starred in the Paris production in 1911. It then opened at the Park Theatre on Broadway on 23 October 1911, running for a successful 240 performances.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Book Tallis, Silent Showman
Event Identifier 106215