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Musique: Ivan Caryll • Lionel Monckton • Paroles: Adrian Ross • Percy Greenbank • Livret: James T. Tanner • Production originale: 2 versions mentionnées
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Genèse: Produced by George Edwardes, it opened at the Gaiety Theatre in London on 23 January 1909 and ran for an extremely successful 636 performances. It starred Gertie Millar, Edmund Payne and George Grossmith, Jr. The young Gladys Cooper played the small role of Lady Connie. The show also had a short Broadway run in 1910. It was revived at the Finborough Theatre, London, in May 2006. This was the first professional London production since 1910. The piece was regularly revived by amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, from the 1920s into the 1950s but it has been produced only rarely since then. Our Miss Gibbs was revived by Lyric Theatre in July and August 2011 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The revival featured a cast of 22 and a 9-piece orchestra.
Résumé: Mary Gibbs, a Yorkshire Lass, works in the flower department of Garrod’s Department Store. Her heart belongs to the bank clerk Harry Lancaster (who is really Lord Eynsford in disguise). Lord Eynsford is engaged to Lady Elizabeth Thanet, but she much prefers Hughie Pierrepoint, an amateur criminal. When Mary discovers Lord Eynsford’s deception, she leaves her job and goes off to the Franco-British Exhibition at White City. Lord Eynsford follows her, proves his honourable intentions, and all gets sorted out happily.
Création: 23/1/1909 - Gaiety Theatre (Londres) - 636 représ.
Musique: Lionel Monckton • Paroles: Livret: James T. Tanner • Production originale: 1 version mentionnée
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Genèse: Adelphi Theatre, London 5th November, 1910 - (536 perfs) Park Theatre, Broadway - 23 October, 1911 (240 perfs) The text was revised and the play revived at the London Coliseum on 25th May, 1944. This production closed owing to flying bombs, went on tour, and later opened again in London, this time at the Stoll Theatre in February, 1945 "THE QUAKER GIRL" then toured England and Scotland continuously from the Summer of 1945, until December, 1948, being received everywhere with great enthusiasm.
Résumé: Retaining the story structure and most of Lionel Monckton's music, this skilful adaptation with a new orchestration has pared down the Acts from three to two and added three entirely new songs, while still preserving the charm and entertainment of the popular original. Mathilde, an exiled French princess, secretly marries Captain Charteris in an English country village where she has befriended a young Quaker girl, Prudence, with whom American Tony Chute has fallen madly in love. Upbraided by the Quakers for attending the wedding festivities, Prudence accepts the wedding party's invitation to accompany them to Paris where she becomes an instant success. Mathilde is sought by the police who enlist the help of her ex-fiancd, Prince Carlo. To protect Mathilde, Prudence is blackmailed into accepting Prince Carlo's invitation to a ball he gives on the night of the Chantilly races. Unaware of her selfless motive, Tony is enraged with Prudence. However Prudence's innate goodness bears results and the senior French Minister allows Mathilde to remain in France, Tony and Prudence are reunited and the toast of the ball is The Quaker Girl!
Création: 5/11/1910 - Adelphi Theatre (Londres) - 536 représ.
Musique: Lionel Monckton • Paroles: Adrian Ross • Percy Greenbank • Livret: James T. Tanner • Production originale: 1 version mentionnée
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Genèse: The Dancing Mistress was presented by the impresario George Edwardes at the Royal Adelphi Theatre, opening on 19 October 1912. The piece, which followed the same composer's and authors' immensely successful The Quaker Girl, featured many of the performers from the earlier show, including the romantic leads, Gertie Millar and Joseph Coyne. It ran at the Adelphi until 21 June 1913. A touring company presented the piece in the British provinces, with Adele Crispin, John T. MacCallum and Laura Wright in the leading roles of Nancy, Teddy and Virginie.
Création: 19/10/1912 - Adelphi Theatre (Londres) - 242 représ.
Musique: Howard Talbot • Lionel Monckton • Paroles: Adrian Ross • Percy Greenbank • Livret: Fred Thompson • Percy Greenbank • Production originale: 1 version mentionnée
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During the gloomy days of World War I, audiences, including servicemen on leave, wanted light and uplifting entertainment, and they flocked to theatres to see lighthearted musical comedies, a number of which broke box-office records. It opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 14 September 1917, and ran for 801 performances – one of the longest runs of any musical theatre piece up to that time.
Genèse: During the gloomy days of World War I, audiences, including servicemen on leave, wanted light and uplifting entertainment, and they flocked to theatres to see lighthearted musical comedies, a number of which broke box-office records. These included The Bing Boys Are Here (1916), Chu Chin Chow (1916), and The Maid of the Mountains (1917). Almost as popular were The Boy, The Happy Day (1916) and Yes, Uncle! (1917). Greenbank had worked on a dozen shows with each of Monckton and Ross from 1900 to the time of The Boy, and Talbot and Thompson were also frequent collaborators of theirs in the first two decades of the 20th century. The plot of The Boy closely follows that of The Magistrate, although character names have been changed, and some of the original dialogue is retained. In the Play Pictorial feature, B.W. Findon's review of the musical praised the singing of Nellie Taylor and Peter Gawthhorne, and the comedy of W. H. Berry, as well as the production in general. It opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London on 14 September 1917, directed by Robert Courtneidge, under the management of Alfred Butt, and ran for 801 performances – one of the longest runs of any musical theatre piece up to that time. The musical was later produced in Australia, starring Gladys Moncrieff. It was also adapted for Broadway as Good Morning, Judge in 1919, by the same creative team, at the Shubert Theatre, running for 140 performances and then touring successfully. Two songs by George Gershwin were added to the score, including "I am so Young," published as "I was so Young (You were so Young)." It starred George Hassell (as Mr. Meebles), Charles King (as Hughie), Mollie King (as Joy Chatterton) and Edward Martindel (as Col. Bagot). Although the piece was revived several times by amateur British groups in the 1930s, it has not been seen since then.
Création: 14/9/1917 - Adelphi Theatre (Londres) - 801 représ.