Midnight Revels single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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Revusical.

George Wallace plays Archie, a bobby who prefers directing traffic to catching murderers and burglars.

The 1925 Brisbane production, which (according to the Brisbane Courier) included several numbers from shows staged in previous weeks, also included such songs as 'The Deathless Army' (sung by Marshall Crosby), 'Down at Donovans' (opening chorus), 'Ethel,' and an unnamed 'rollicking parody' on 'Maggie' (both written by George Wallace), 'Oh Dear Brethren' (Tom Lincoln), 'Too Tired' (Lulla Fanning), and 'Out of the Shadows' and 'When Lights are Low' (Marie Nyman).

Production Details

  • 1924: Majestic Theatre, Newtown, Sydney, 27 September - 3 October.

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

    1925: Fullers' Theatre, Sydney, 25 April - 1 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 Rascals.

    1925: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 1-7 August.

    • 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, sisters Lulu Fanning and Mercia Elliott, George Lloyd, Fred 'Check' Hayes, Ada Scaddan, and the Six Rascals (incl. Alma Stewart).
    • Sadie Gale left the company in late October 1925.

    1925: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 28 November - 4 December.

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

    1926: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 13-19 March.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Marie Nyman, 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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Works about this Work

Empire Theatre 1925 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 30 November 1925; (p. 5)

— Review of Midnight Revels George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre
Empire Theatre 1925 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 30 November 1925; (p. 5)

— Review of Midnight Revels George Wallace 1924 single work musical theatre

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Note:
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
Last amended 25 Aug 2014 11:11:26
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