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Florodora opened at the Lyric Theatre on 11 November 1899 where it ran for 455 performances. The book was written by Jimmy Davis under the pseudonym Owen Hall, the music was by Leslie Stuart with additional songs by Paul Rubens, and the lyrics were by Edward Boyd-Jones and Rubens.

The show opened in New York the following season where it ran for 552 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

CYRUS W. GILFAIN Mr. Charles E. Stevens
  (Proprietor of the Perfume and of the Island of Florodora)
FRANK ABERCOED Mr. Melville Stewart
  (Manager for Cyrus Gilfain of the Island of Florodora)  
LEANDRO (Overseer of Farms) Mr. Frank Holt
CAPT. ARTHUR DONEGAL Mr. Edgar Stevens
  (4th Royal Life Guards - Lady Holyrood's Brother)
TENNYSON SIMS
ERNEST PYM
MAX AEPFELBAUM
REGINALD LANGDALE
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Mr. Roy Horniman
Mr. Ernest Lambart
Mr. Alfred Barron
Mr. Frank Hascoll
ANTHONY TWEEDLEPUNCH Mr. Willie Edouin
  (A Showman, Phrenologist, Hypnotist & Palmist)
DOLORES Miss Evie Greene
VALLEDA (A Florodorean girl, head of one of the Farms) Miss Nancy Girling
ANGELA GILFAIN Miss Kate Cutler
LADY HOLYROOD Miss Ada Reeve

Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I -   Florodora, a small Island in the Philippines.
ACT II -   Abercoed Castle, Wales.

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