AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Madame Midas, the Gold Queen single work   drama   - Four acts
Adaptation of Madame Midas : A Realistic and Sensational Story of Australian Mining Life Fergus Hume , 1888 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 1888... 1888 Madame Midas, the Gold Queen
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

Production Details

  • First performed at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, in 1888, seemingly for copyright purposes only.


    First full theatrical performance at the Victoria Hall, Exeter.

    Director: Phil Beck.


    Earliest Australian performance traced so far was given in Mount Gambier by Harry Craig's Australian Players in 1908. The performance subsequently toured the regional circuits throughout 1908 and 1909.

    Cast: Andrew Hodge (Gaston Vandeloupe, an escaped convict), John Fyvie Dench (an escaped convict), Bery Frawley (Dr Noel Yorke, an authority on poisons), Ward Lyons (Randolph Villiers, a dissolute husband), Walter Dyer (Slivers, a real bad lot), Frank Duncan (M'Intosh, manager of the mines), Harry Craig (Frank Bellthorpe, a dude), William Dempsey (Meddlechip, alias Kestrike), Arthur Stewart (Spillby, the pieman), Master Lytton (Grattlers, a street arab), Marian Willis (Madam Midas, the Gold Queen), Billie Howarde (Kitty Marchurst, the pet of the camp), and MArie Wilmott (Miss Twexby, a gushing maiden).

    Scenes:

    Act One: The Pactolus Claim, Ballarat.

    Act Two: Black Hill, Ballarat.

    Act Three: Bourke St, Melbourne, and Princess Theatre balcony.

    Act Four: Madame Midas' home.

    (Source: [Advertisement], Telegraph, 15 September 1909, p.8.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 24 Aug 2017 16:31:08
Settings:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X