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Starring Queenie Paul (making her first-ever appearance at the Cremorne) and Mike Connors, this version of the Robinson Crusoe story was advertised in the Brisbane Courier as 'a real pantomime, not a revue' (27 December 1926, p.2). Staged over sixteen scenes, the story begins in 'The Market Place of Hull' and ends in 'The Palace of Gold.'

The production comprised numerous musical numbers and ballets, including a French version of 'Horsey, Keep Your Tail Erect' (sung by Mike Connors) and 'Captain Mack' (Cyril James).

Notes

  • One of the stars, Carrie Aitken, is described as being a young Brisbane actress.
  • This production was staged in opposition to Nat Phillips's revival of his 1925 Robinson Crusoe pantomime (presented at the Fullers' Empire Theatre).

Production Details

  • 1926: Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane, 18 December 1926 - ca. January 1927.

    • Director Mike Connors; Producer John N. McCallum (Dandies Queensland Ltd).
    • Cast incl. Mike Connors (the Baron), Queenie Paul (Robinson Crusoe), Walter Cornock (Dame Crusoe), Carrie Aitken (Polly Perkins), Elsie Sylvaney (Anestacia).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Pretty Panto 1926 single work review
— Appears in: Truth , 19 December 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 single work musical theatre
Pantomime at Cremorne 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 27 December 1926; (p. 6)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 single work musical theatre
'Robinson Crusoe' at the Cremorne 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 20 December 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 single work musical theatre
'Robinson Crusoe' at the Cremorne 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 20 December 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 single work musical theatre
Pantomime at Cremorne 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 27 December 1926; (p. 6)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 single work musical theatre
Pretty Panto 1926 single work review
— Appears in: Truth , 19 December 1926; (p. 9)

— Review of Robinson Crusoe 1926 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 May 2014 11:42:11
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