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Vera Dalvo as the boy babe in the pantomime, Babes in the Wood, Court Theatre, Brighton, Sussex, 1907.

December 10, 2015

Vera Dalvo (active 1907/08), as Reggie, the boy babe in the pantomime, Babes in the Wood, which was produced at the Court Theatre (formerly the Coliseum music hall), New Road, Brighton, Sussex, on 26 December 1907.
(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1907; postcard issued by the Rotary Photographic Co. Ltd. in the Rotary Photographic Series, no. 4908A)

Other members of the cast included Nora H. Brocklebank (who during 1906 had appeared in a revival of The Geisha at Daly’s, London) as Maid Marian, Hettie Chattell as Robin Hood and Rita Everard as Little John.

‘The Babes, Reggie and Cicely, had sweetly engaging representatives in Miss Vera Dalvo and Miss Beatrice Hewitt respectively, who spoke their lines with clearness and admirable point for such youthful performers. Their coon duet was daintily sung, and Miss Hewitt scored a great success with her droll rendering of the song description of the bad boy who stole the sour apples.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 4 January 1908, p. 12c)

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