£100,000 single work   musical theatre   revue/revusical  
Issue Details: First known date: 1927... 1927 £100,000
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£100,000 'is the story of a missing heir, to whom the inimitable little comedian [George Wallace] is supposed to bear some resemblance, and how [he] is pounced upon by an unscrupulous lawyer and made to masquerade as the claimant to the fortune provides material for plenty of good, clean humour' (Evening Post 31 May 1927, p.6). 'All goes well until the real heir turns up just as the impostor is about to claim the money, but the genuine claimant takes the porter to his heart and everything ends happily. The revue is probably the brightest and smartest yet presented by the company is full of clean humour, good dancing and lilting musical numbers' (Evening Post 2 June 1927, p.6).

The Evening Post (Wellington, New Zealand) notes that Wallace's ballet/chorus was supported for the Wellington season by Fullers' Eleven Rascals (a juvenile acrobatic act). 'One of the elder girls in the troupe,' writes the papers critic, 'does a clever and original wire-walking turn' (2 June 1927, p.6).

[Source: Australian Variety Theatre Archive]

Production Details

  • 1927: His Majesty's Theatre, Wellington (New Zealand); 30 May - 5 June

    • Director George Wallace; Producer Fullers' Theatres Ltd; Music Director Mr Stokes.
    • Troupe: George Wallace Revue Company.
    • Cast incl. George Wallace, Marshall Crosby, Lulla Fanning, Letty Craydon, Al Mack, Marie Nyman, Les Daly, Kathleen Mack, Leonard Durell, Ada Scaddan, Frank Haining, Tom Lincoln, Hylton Scadden, Marilyn McGill; and the Six Rascals.
    - Special guests: Fullers' Eleven Rascals.
    - £00,000 was likely given a number of productions during the company's 1928-28 New Zealand tour, including the Dunedin season (20 June - 2 Sept. 1927). Details regarding the other seasons are currently unknown.

  • Entries connected with this record have been sourced from on-going historical research into Australian popular theatre being conducted by Dr Clay Djubal.

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