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Quarantined single work   drama   sketch (theatrical)   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 1919... 1919 Quarantined
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Especially written for Sydney James and his Pierrot Pie Company, "Quarantined" is described in the Register (Adelaide) as a "topical interlude" which depicts the comic trials and tribulations of Mr and Mrs Snoozenouth Snails as they endeavour to travel on the "Don't-Care-a-Continental" Railway to Fullers' Earth (31 March 1919, p6). The Advertiser (Adelaide) further records that the sketch illustrates the misadventures of passengers quarantined at Scurveyton while en route to Fullers' Earth via Port Disgusted and Foolhardy (4 April 1919, p2).

Production Details

  • 1919: Majestic Theatre, Adelaide; 31 March - 11 April. Producer Fullers Theatres Ltd; Director Sydney James. Troupe: Sydney James Pierrot Pie Company. Cast incl. Sydney James, Madeline Rossiter, Phil Percival.

  • Entries connected with this record have been sourced from historical research into Australian-written music theatre and film conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.

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