All Trumps single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1924 1924
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Reporting on the opening night of Claude Dampier's season at Fullers Theatre (Sydney), the Sydney Morning Herald critic writes:

The most noteworthy change in the programme at Fullers on Saturday was the introduction of Claude Dampier's revue company in an aquatic extravaganza entitled All Trumps... That [it] proved to the satisfaction of the audience was evident at an early stage, by the roars of laughter which resounded throughout the theatre... Included in the synopsis of the revue were many pretty seaside scenes, a submarine excursion to the bottom of the ocean, a marriage ceremony, and adventures in the mystic "palace of music and cards." Tuneful solos and choruses, artistic ballet dancing and laughable episodes were interspersed in pleasing proportion throughout the production. The lead role was played by Claude Dampier, who more than justified his claim as an eminent mirthmaker (7 July 1924, p.6).

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  • 1924: Fuller's Theatre, Sydney; 5-18 July (2 week season)

    • Director Claude Dampier; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd.
    • Cast incl. Claude Dampier, J. G. Taylor, Lola Hunt, Ernest Lashbrooke, Dorothy Summers, Rene Albert, Eileen Boyd, Hilda Attenboro.

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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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