Event Tilly of Bloomsbury
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Venue Palace Theatre, Sydney, NSW
First Date 7 August 1920
Last Date 3 September 1920
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description A 1919 British comedic play written by Ian Hay. It is heavily influenced by the story of Cinderella and concerns a young woman from Bloomsbury in London, Tilly Wellwyn who falls in love with a wealthy aristocrat. Despite her poor background, she tries to pretend she is also from a noble background - attempting to fool his family also. She succeeds in this at first, but her attempts to make her own family pretend to be upper-class ultimately leads to the exposure of her ploy.
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Comedy
Subjects Class Issues
Name Function Notes
George Blunt Actor
Mrs Robert Brough Actor
Fred Coape Actor
Frank Freeman Actor
Dorothy Manville Actor
Percy Rhodes Actor
Ian Hay Playwright
George A. Highland Producer
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Transfer from Criterion Theatre.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Thesis Heckenberg
Event Identifier 145017