In this nautical revusical, originally set aboard the S.S. Dublin Bay, in which George Wallace appears as Nelson, the pride of the navy. Other characters include the Captain's daughter, a melancholy fireman, and various passengers. Though it was originally titled Off Honolulu (and sometimes Off to Honolulu), Wallace retitled it S.S. Sunshine from ca. 1930 onwards. An Age review of the 1930 Melbourne Tivoli revival indicates that most of the storyline was played out on board ship as it made its way from England to Honolulu. In that production, John Dobbie played an elephantine sailor, Marshall Crosby the fiery captain, and Gwen Matthews his wide-awake daughter, with other members of the company cast as passengers and crew, including a melancholy fireman (27 January 1930, p.8).
There is some confusion over which role George Wallace played in this revusical. Several reviews record that his character was Captain Nelson, while the Argus indicates in 1925 that he played a sailor and that Marshall Crosby was captain of the Dublin Bay (6 June 1925, n. pag., and 27 July 1925, p.17).
George Wallace's son, George Wallace Jnr, is known to have revived this revusical on at least one occasion (see below).
1924: Majestic Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, 9-15 August (return season: 18-22 October).
1925: Majestic Theatre, Adelaide, ca. February.
1925: Fullers' Theatre, Sydney, 28 February - 6 March (return season: 23-29 May).
1925: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 5-11 June (return season: 25-31 July).
1925: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 19-25 September (return season: 12-18 December).
1926: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 27 March - 1 April.
1927: New Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 5-11 February.
1927: His Majesty's Theatre (Wellington, NZ); 25-31 March
1927: Princess Theatre (Dunedin; NZ); 20-26 June
1928: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 3-9 November.
1930: Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 25-31 January (as S. S. Sunshine).
1957: Theatre Royal, Brisbane, 23-29 March (as S. S. Sunshine).