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PAST    EVENTS


The George Edwardes Musical Comedy Society's  presentations of

'Forgotten Gaiety Musicals'  have included:


The Shop Girl, The Toreador, Our Miss Gibbs, The Girls of Gottenberg, The Messenger Boy, The Orchid, 

 A Runaway Girl , The Spring Chicken, The Circus Girl, A Gaiety Girl, San Toy, Dear Little Denmark,  A Chinese Honeymoon,  A Quaker Girl, The Beauty of Bath, The Cingalee, 

The Balkan Princess, The New Barmaid, The Boy & The Mousme.


FORTHCOMING EVENTS


Victorian and Edwardian Theatricality


Wednesday 26 September 2018


The day will feature illustrated presentations devoted to the work of Imre Kiralfy, the creator of spectacular exhibitions at Olympia, Earls Court and the White City.

It will also feature a concert version of the 1909 Gaiety Theatre musical "Our Miss Gibbs", which was based on some events which took place in 1908 at the White City.


    10.30 - 11.30    An illustrated talk by Vincent Daniels featuring the spectacular exhibitions by Imre Kiralfy.

    11.30 - 12.00    coffee/tea break

    12.00 - 13.00    A presentation by Ken Reeves highlighting Imre Kiralfy's 1908 Franco-British Exhibition at The White City.

      13.00 - 14.00    lunch break    (own arrangements)

    14.00 - 17.00    A concert version of "Our Miss Gibbs" with coffee/tea break between the two acts.


Cast list for Our Miss Gibbs


    Lord Eynsford..........................................................................Graham Edwards*

Hon. Hughie Pierrepoint.......................................................Daniel Jaffe*

    Timothy Gibbs......................................................................Vincent Daniels*

    Madame Jeanne/Mrs Farquhar............................................Christine Yeates*

    Mary Gibbs/bridesmaid 1/colleens 1 and 3..........................Jackie Mitchell*

    Lady Elizabeth Thanet/bridesmaid 2/colleen 2.....................Sara Taukolonga*

    Duchess of Minster/Miss Beauclere.....................................Susan Douglas

    Slithers/Mr Beavis/attendant.................................................Tony Austin

    Mr Toplady/Earl of St Ives/Director........................................Vic Golding

    Boy/dudes/barking dog/crowd...............................................Ken Reeves

                                        

                                                * singers


Act One takes place at Garrod's stores

Act Two takes place in the Court of Honour at the Franco-British Exhibition at the White City




    Our Miss Gibbs is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts by 'Cryptos' and James T. Tanner, with lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton. Produced by George Edwardes, it opened at the Gaiety Theatre in London on 23 January 1909 and ran for an extremely successful 636 performances. It starred Gertie MillarEdmund Payne and George Grossmith, Jr. The young Gladys Cooper played the small role of Lady Connie.

The show also had a short Broadway run in 1910. The piece was regularly revived by amateur theatre groups, particularly in Britain, from the 1920s into the 1950s but it has been produced only rarely since then. It was revived at the Finborough Theatre, London, in May 2006. This was the first professional London production since 1910. Our Miss Gibbs was revived by Lyric Theatre in July and August 2011 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California. The revival featured a cast of 22 and a 9-piece orchestra. 



The Westminster Reference Library, 35 St. Martin's Street, London WC2H 7HP


The event is free, but a donation of £5 is requested.






 








 









































 






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