Posts Tagged ‘Tom B. Davis’

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January 16, 2013

a stereoscopic photograph of Willie Edouin as the phrenologist Anthony Tweedlepunch, impressing Charles E. Stevens as Cyrus W. Gilfain in the original production of Leslie Stuart’s successful musical comedy, Florodora, which opened under the management of Tom B. Davis at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 11 November 1899.
(photo: The London Stereoscopic & Photographic Co Ltd, London, 1899)

Mr Edouin repeated his Tweedlepunch when Florodora was first presented to American audiences at the Casino Theatre, New York, on 10 November 1900.

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Little Miss Nobody, produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, 14 September 1898

January 13, 2013

programme cover for Little Miss Nobody,
produced at the Lyric Theatre, London, 14 September 1898

(printed by Haycock, Frith Street, Soho, London, 1898,
from original artwork by Bernard Partridge)

Little Miss Nobody, a musical comedy in two acts, written by Harry Graham, with music by Arthur E. Godfrey and additional music by Landon Ronald, was produced by Tom B. Davis at the Lyric Theatre, London, on 14 September 1898. The cast included Kate Cutler as Elsie Crockett (the title role), Cairns James, Yorke Stephens, Lionel Mackinder, Lionel Brough, Maria Davis, Alice de Winton, Lydia West, Dora Dent and Gracie Leigh. The piece ran for 200 performances, closing on 18 March 1899.

For further information see Kurt Gänzl, The British Musical Theatre, Macmillan, Houndmills and London, 1986, vol. I, p. 699.