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Artists impression of Gulliver; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput. Source: Australasian Sketcher 14 January (1882), p.9.
Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput single work   musical theatre   pantomime   fantasy  
Issue Details: First known date: 1881... 1881 Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Oberon and his associates decide to produce a Gulliver pantomime. The story begins when King Hairy comes to Gulliver Snr's chemist shop in search of hair dye, as his hair keeps changing colour. Gulliver Jnr falls for the King's daughter and offers to search out hair dye. Their ship is wrecked on Liliput, where Gulliver Jnr commands an army against the giants of Brobdignag. With Oberon's help the battle is won and all are rewarded.

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

Production Details

  • 1881: Bijou Theatre (Melb); 24 December 1881 - 27 January 1882

    • Director/Lessee G. B. W. Lewis; Manager Mrs G. B. W. Lewis; Music Arranger J. Wright, Mrs G. B. W. Lewis and J. Ure; Scenic Art Harry Grist; Choreography Henry Leopold.
    • Troupe incl. Mrs G. B. W. Lewis' pupils.
    • Cast incl. Carrie Nelson, Alice Wooldridge, Blanche and Florence Louis, Annie Mau, Mary Weir, Flora Graupner, Mabel Mackay, Dolly Inman, Miss L. Hodge, Miss Kirkness, Miss Avery, Ethel Mackay, Miss Whaley, Miss Davis, D'Arcy Stanfield, Fred Dark, George P. Carey, Harry Daniels, Henry Leopold, D. C. Smith, Mr Whiting; Masters Willie Driscoll, W. Stevenson, Alfred Capper, Middy Harrison, Nutall and Mummery.
    • 28 performances.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Christmas Pantomimes: The Bijou Theatre 1882 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Sketcher , 14 January 1882; (p. 7)

— Review of Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput Garnet Walch , 1881 single work musical theatre
Christmas at the Theatres : Bijou Theatre 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 24 December 1881; (p. 9)

— Review of Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput Garnet Walch , 1881 single work musical theatre
Christmas at the Theatres : Bijou Theatre 1881 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 24 December 1881; (p. 9)

— Review of Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput Garnet Walch , 1881 single work musical theatre
The Christmas Pantomimes: The Bijou Theatre 1882 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Sketcher , 14 January 1882; (p. 7)

— Review of Gulliver ; Or, Harlequin King Lilliput Garnet Walch , 1881 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 24 Mar 2014 06:12:30
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