The second Australian musical comedy to be written especially for radio, The Tin Soldier was also the second-ever locally-written drama to be broadcast by the ABC.
The cast of characters includes: Jurado (a general in the rebel army), Capt. Pedro de Alvira (in commamd of the Federal Army garrison at San Bernardo), Lieut. Francisco Estrada (Federal Army), General Mendoza (Commander in Chief of the Federal Army), Enrique (orderly to General Mendoza), Vasco (innkeeper at Cordoba), Casper (innkeeper at San Bernardo), Benito (a half-caste), Dolores ('La Belle Espagnol') and Julie. The Sunday Times (Perth) records, too, that the 'venture calls for the introduction of a large cast of principals, and a substantial chorus and orchestra' (10 January 1932, p.19).
Among the songs written for the play were 'Tin Soldier' and 'The Rag Doll.'
1931: Broadcast on 2BL (Sydney); 26 August. Producer Laurence Halbert; Music Arranger Evelyn Grieg; Conductor Fred Whaite.