Also writes as: A Bohemian University Student
Born: Established: 29 Dec 1822 Hammersmith, London,
The Monthly Almanac and Illustrated Commentator (January-July 1850) has been attributed to Akhurst and Samuel Calvert.
Works known to have been written, published, and/or staged in England by Akhurst include:
1871: Lady Godiva; Or, Harlequin St. George, the Dragon and the Seven Champions (pantomime). Music by W. Corri. Produced at Astley's Theatre Royal, 1871-72. The libretto published in 1871 by Wilkes and Co (London). [27 pages]
1872: The Birth of Beauty; Or, Harlequin William the Conqueror and the Pretty White Horse with the Golden Hoof (pantomime/equestrian spectacular). Music by Alfred Lee. Produced at Sanger's Grand National Amphitheatre, 1872-73. Libretto published in 1872 by Phillips (London). [36 pages]
1873: Fair Rosamund; Or, The Days of the Plantagenet. Produced at Sanger's Grand National Amphitheatre (late Astley's) in March 1873. Libretto published in 1873 by Phillips (London). Described as an historical spectacular drama in four acts, the subjects included Henry II, Rosamund Clifford, and Eleanor of Aquitane.
1873: Cinderella and the Little Glass Slipper; Or, Ride a Cock-horse to Banbury Cross and the Fairy of Golden Dreams (pantomime). Llibretto published in 1873 by Phillips (London). [46 pages]
1876: Gulliver on His Travels; Or, Harlequin Robinson Crusoe, His Man Friday, and the Wonderful Spirit of Romance (pantomime). Produced at Sanger's National Amphitheatre 1876-77. Libretto published in 1876 by Rimmel (London). This work may have been adapted in part from Akhurst's 1866 Australian pantomime Gulliver on His Travels; Or, Harlequin Father Christmas and the Fairy Queen of the Silver Acacias.
1877: Whittington and His Wonderful Cat; Or, Harlequin Johnny Gilpin and the Ride to Edmonton (pantomime/equestrian spectacular). Produced at Sanger's National Amphitheatre, 1877-78. Libretto published in 1877 by Aubert (London). [46 pages]