Bald Heads single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1928 1928
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Revusical.


George Wallace played the role of a wizard in this revusical about a gang of criminals, the Baldheads, who make a practice of visiting private entertainments and holding up the guests. Much of the action is said to have taken 'place on the roof of the rose garden of the Free and Easy Club, where revolver shooting, dancing, singing and comic situations kept the large audience in a constant simmer of laughter' (Age 24 March 1930, p.12).

Production Details

  • 1928: Bijou Theatre, Melbourne, 24-30 November.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Marie Nyman, Maida Jones, Ada Scaddan, Frank Haining, Tom Lincoln, Jack Scott, and the Six Rascals ; Musicians Five Flaming Youths.
    • This production of Bald Heads was advertised as being 'presented for the first time on any stage' (Age 24 November 1928, p.32).

    1930: Tivoli Theatre, Melbourne, 22-28 March.

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Tivoli Celebrity Vaudeville Pty Ltd; Chorus Maurice Diamond.
    • Troupe George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Keith Connelly, Bert Dudley, Tup Dudley, Jim Romaine, Irene Shamrock, Bebe Scott, Leonard Rich, John V. Dobbie, Jack Grant, and the Eight Rascals ; Musicians Five Flaming Youths Jazz Band.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Tivoli Theatre 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 March 1930; (p. 12)

— Review of Bald Heads George Wallace 1928 single work musical theatre
Bijou Theatre 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 November 1928; (p. 10)

— Review of Bald Heads George Wallace 1928 single work musical theatre
Bijou Theatre 1928 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 26 November 1928; (p. 10)

— Review of Bald Heads George Wallace 1928 single work musical theatre
Tivoli Theatre 1930 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 March 1930; (p. 12)

— Review of Bald Heads George Wallace 1928 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 5 Sep 2014 08:12:51
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