As with a number of George Wallace's other revusicals, The Pickled Porter utilised his capability to perform an outrageous drunk act, complete with side-splitting falls. Everyone's writes of the 1925 production that 'As is usual with these tabloids, there is just the semblance of story, but it serves to introduce the little comedian in another mirth-provoking part - that of the porter' (1 April 1925, p.34). The narrative is set in a modern hotel where 'Billy the porter (Wallace) has been given a week's notice and has decided to do just as he pleases. The things that please him do not please others, however. He flirts with young Milly Hobbs, the daughter of Colonel Hobbs, practices at all hours on the piano, and tosses the guests luggage about' (Brisbane Courier 23 November 1925, p.5).
Songs incorporated into the 1925 Brisbane season included a few of Wallace's own compositions, notably 'The Trumpeter' (sung by Marshall Crosby). Two numbers from 1926 were 'The Porter' (written and sung by George Wallace) and 'The Cook's Parade' (sung by Lulla Fanning). One of the songs presented during the 1928 revivals was a Wallace original: 'Archie and Bertie', performed as a duet by Tom Lincoln and Tom Foggit.
1922: Ike Beck's Hunter Valley circuit (New South Wales); ca. June/July
1924: Majestic Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, 6-12 September.
1925: Fullers Theatre, Sydney, 28 March - 3 April.
1925: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 29 August - 4 September.
1925: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 21-27 November.
1926: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 6-12 March.
1927: New Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 12-18 February.
1928: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 29 September - 5 October.
1930: Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 8-14 March.