Night Lights single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1926 1926
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Revusical.

'The versatile George Wallace hit upon the plan of a Labour Agency as one of the methods of keeping patrons amused', writes the Brisbane Courier theatre critic:

'With himself as the chief recruiting agent, the plan succeeded even beyond expectations. Other members of the company came round looking for employment, but were all after something very different from that provided by the ordinary agency. As they found George very accommodating - he was after something more than a prosaic job himself - the fun was fast and furious while the agency lasted. It did not last too long, however, as the agency business was only one of several mirth-provokers in the Night Lights revue. A serenading scene to which weird music, the "Last Rose of Summer," and an irate father played effective parts, particularly the irate father - caused many laughs. George Wallace takes you to the wild and woolly west and adds to his accomplishments that of an expert lassoer and a midnight cabaret scene provides pathos and thrills aplenty.... In these revues... there is an artistic touch behind the laughter and buffoonery that gives a flavour of permanence to the performance' (15 February 1926, p.9).

Production Details

  • 1926: Empire Theatre, Brisbane, 13-19 February.

    • 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, Tom White, Frank Haining, Frederick 'Check' Hayes, Tom Lincoln, and the Six Rascals (Alma Stewart, Eileen Smith, Hilary Salmon, Phyllis Lough, Doris Whimp, Isobel Broadfoot).

    1927: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 8-14 January.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Marie Nyman, Ada Scaddan, Frank Haining, Tom Lincoln, and the Six Rascals.

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Works about this Work

Empire Theatre 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 15 February 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Night Lights George Wallace 1926 single work musical theatre
Empire Theatre 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 15 February 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Night Lights George Wallace 1926 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 29 Aug 2014 08:13:46
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