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The Dancing Mistress is a musical comedy with music by Lionel Monckton, book by James T. Tanner and lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank. It depicts the fortunes of a school dancing mistress who is dismissed and finds fortune and happiness in Switzerland. It opened at the Royal Adelphi Theatre on 19 October 1912.

Dramatis Personæ

WIDDICOMBE (Butler at "Down House") Mr. James Blakeley
LORD LYNDALE (otherwise Mr. Viner) Mr. F. Pope Stamper
DUBOIS (An Adventurer financing the Baron) Mr. D. J. Williams
BARON MONTALBA Mons. G. Carvey
BERCHILI (Manager of Grand Hôtel des Alpes) Mr. Ivan Berlyn
SIGNOR TONELLI (Singing Master at "Down House") Mr. Eliot Skinner
MONS. ROSEMBLUM (A Banker) Mr. Ernest A. Douglas
TEDDY CAVANAGH (An Aeroplanist) Mr. Joseph Coyne
JEANIE McTAVISH ("Tuckwoman" at "Down House") Miss Gracie Leigh
MLLE. VIRGINIE TOUCHET (French Mistress at "Down House") Mlle. M. Caumont
BELLA PEACH (Daughter of an Argentine Millionaire) Miss Elsie Spain
MISS PINDROP (Principal of "Down House") Miss Agnes Thomas
LADY MARGRAVE Miss Maud Cressall
LILI (A Parisienne) Miss Gina Palerme
MARGOT
PAULA
GENIE
MIMI
TENSE
RIETTE
CAMILLE
TOINETTE
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(Friends of Lili) {
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Miss Ruby Kennedy
Miss Ann Cleaver
Miss Gertrude White
Miss Leila Griffin
Miss Lilian Hadley
Miss Dorothy Devere
Miss Yvonne Fitzroy
Miss Heather Featherstone
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MARY
NORA
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(Schoolgirls) {
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Miss Isobel Elsom
Miss Kathleeen Vincent
Miss Gipsy O'Brien
Miss Claire Lynch
Miss Betty Olgar
Miss Flora Allen
Miss Nora Wadeley
Miss Maude Aston
NANCY JOYCE (Dancing Mistress of "Down House") Miss Gertie Millar

Lyrics and MIDI Files

ACT I - "Down House," a finishing school for girls near Brighton.

ACT II - The "Châlet," Grand Hôtel des Alpes, Oberwald.

ACT III - The Hôtel Bristol, London.


Pictures of Gertie Millar in The Dancing Mistress

External Link
The Dancing Mistress at Wikipedia

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