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Issue Details: First known date: 1869... 1869 Love's Silver Dream
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Subtitled 'The King, the Goddess and the Fays of Fairyland, or, Harlequin Pygmalion and the Golden Demon of the Yawning Chasm', this burlesque pantomime was adapted and localised by Walch from an as-yet-unidentified source. Among the topical hits were references to Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh, while the transformation scene depicted the Flying Squadron entering Sydney Heads (Sydney Morning Herald 24 and 28 December 1869, p.8).


  • The score for the production included original songs and incidental music by Andrew Moore, along with popular songs of the day.

Production Details

  • 1869: Adelphi Theatre, Sydney, 24 December 1869 - 3 February 1870.

    • Lessee Lionel Harding; Director Rosa Cooper; Assistant Manager W. J. Wilson; Music Director/Arranger Andrew Moore; Scenic Art W. J. Wilson and Alexander Habbe; Costumes Miss Barrett; Chorus G. Browne.
    • Cast* incl. Miss L. Novello, Eleanor Carey, Mrs Moore, Rosa Cooper, Mrs J. P. West, George Brown, J. E. Taylor, W. P. Morrison, Mr Flintoff, Charles Young, Mr Leonard, J. P. West.
    • 33 performances

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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

Details have also been derived in part from the Annotated Calendar of Plays Premiered in Australia: 1850-1869.

Last amended 31 Mar 2014 06:55:35
  • Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
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