'Described in the Brisbane Courier as 'a gorgeous production in 18 scenes' (16 December 1921, p.2), John N. McCallum's 1921 Christmas pantomime reportedly cost more than £2,000 for costumes, scenery, properties, and lighting effects. The costumes alone numbered more than 350. The scenic art, which was also praised by the Brisbane Courier critic, featured the scenes 'The Fairy Dell', 'Shoe in the Woods', 'The Bal Masque', the Transformation of the seasons ('Spring', 'Summer', 'Autumn', and 'Winter'), 'Snowland', 'The Woodlands of Wild Flowers', 'The Giant's Forest', and the 'Palace of Jewels' (Brisbane Courier 17 December 1921, p.13).
The favourite character, Dame Anastasia, played by Fred Bluett, was portrayed as 'a conventional, warm-hearted, garrulous lady of doubtful antecedents who weighed down by her numerous matrimonial troubles showed scant reticence when confiding her intimate affairs to the audience' (17 December 1921, p.7).
Songs known to have been either written for the production or inserted are 'Open Your Heart' and 'Thoughts of You' (sung by Lottie Collins), 'Everybody Calls Me Honey' (Linda Nicholls), the ragtime ditty 'My Man' (Nell Fleming), 'Come to the Dance' (Olga Muir), and 'Good Night Mr Kangaroo' (Little Bernice Berg).
1922: Cremorne Garden Theatre, Brisbane, 16 December 1922 - 19 January 1922.