Event Ye Olde Englyshe Fayre; Variety; Cinematographe
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Venue Theatre Royal, Coolgardie, WA
First Date 2 March 1897
Opening Date 2 March 1897
Last Date 3 March 1897
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "The first part was the usual [Christy] minstrelsy business but the corner-men's jokes were new to Coolgardie; Ida Holbein was 'Interlocutrix.' To see dancer Mr Mooney mix himself up with the furniture is alone worth the price of admission. Acrobat Ouda has a face and figure like a Greek God ... and the suppleness of a whole family of monkeys." First half concluded with a farce, Domestic Troubles. the second half was devoted to the Lumiere cinematographe.
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Comedy
Dance
Farce
Variety
Song
Acrobatics
Minstrelsy
Edison Cinematographe
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Ouda Acrobat
Bob Bell Comedian
James Mooney Dancer
George A Jones General Manager
Madge Stagpole Mezzo-Soprano
Ida Holbein Minstrel
Emmie Smith Singer
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information It is not clear that the programme changed on 3 March 1897.
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper Coolgardie Miner 2 Mar. 1897 vol.3, no. 695, p.2; 3 Mar. 1897 vol.3, no.696, pp. 2 and 7; 4 Mar. 1897 vol 3, no.697, p.4
WA Goldfields Project
Event Identifier 92040