A Dancing Delirium single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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'A wealthy customer decides upon a "quiet" party at a well known café, but finds his plans frustrated by an exhilarated head waiter," writes the Brisbane Courier theatre critic. 'Following his inclinations, stimulated by a hand of "ginger ale" that suddenly becomes very popular, the energetic waiter gets a move on but the movement is invariably in the wrong direction.... Tunes on the piano, a dash of billiards, impromptu dancing, mild flirtation and other stunts take the place of the usual dull routine' (9 Nov. 1925, p.5).

Production Details

  • 1924: Majestic Theatre, Sydney, 30 August - 5 September.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace (Head Waiter), Marshall Crosby (café proprietor), Tom Lincoln, Jack White, George Lloyd, Harry Burgess, Marie Nyman, Nellie Dean, Pat Reid, and the Six Rascals.

    1925: Fullers' Theatre, Sydney, 16-22 May.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Jack White, Tom Lincoln, Marie Nyman, Ivy Moore, Sadie Gale, Nellie Dean, George Lloyd, and the Six Twinklers.

    1925: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 27 June - 3 July.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Sadie Gale, Olga Muir, Tom Lincoln, Jack White, Nellie Dean, Lulu Fanning and Mercia Elliott [sisters], George Lloyd, Fred 'Check' Hayes, Ada Scaddan, Alma Stewart, and the Six Twinklers.
    • Sadie Gale left the company in late October 1925.

    1925: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 7-13 November.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Nellie Dean, Lulla Fanning, Ada Scaddan, Jack White, Frank Haining, Frederick Hayes, Tom Lincoln; and the Six Rascals (Alma Stewart, Eileen Smith, Hilary Salmon, Phyllis Lough, Doris Whimp, Isobel Broadfoot).

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This entry has been sourced from research undertaken by Dr Clay Djubal into Australian-written popular music theatre (ca. 1850-1930). See also the Australian Variety Theatre Archive
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