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King Kodak is a burlesque by Arthur Branscombe with music by John Crook, Walter Slaughter, Edward Solomon, Alfred Plumpton, Milton Wellings, Herman von der Fink and Lionel Monckton. It opened at Terry's Theatre on 30 April 1894 where it achieved 63 performances.

The slight plot concerned an English explorer who finds gold in Africa and has built up a buffer state round his mines over which he rules, and which has grown large enough to be of interest to the world's powers.

Dramatis Personæ

JAMES SOUTH   (the Kodak, a Ruby King) Mr. Edward Terry
DICK DASHAWAY   (his Medical Adviser) Mr. Charles Danby
ADMIRAL SIR WILLIAM BROADSIDES, R.N. Mr. George Giddens
MR. M. T. HEAD   (the Kodak's Chaplain) Mr. Compton Coutts
HUGH E. FOOTE   (the Kodak's Attorney) Mr. Huntley Wright
LORD DEADBROKE   (the Kodak's Private Secretary) Mr. E. H. Kelly
LIEUTENANT JACK BROADSIDES, R.N. Mr. Geo. De Pledge
CHARLIE BROADSIDE   (a Middy) Miss Ada Barry
HARRY VERNON   (a Trader) Mr. J. Thompson
SERJEANT O'FLYNN   (Officer of Marines) Mr. F. W. Trott
BOLEGNULA   (a Native King) Mr. W. Edwards
HILDA SOUTH   (the Kodak's Daughter) Miss Violet Robinson
LETITIA GUSHINGTON   (Sir William's Sister-in-Law) Miss Margaret Ayrtoun
VIOLET
LILLIE
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(her Nieces) {
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Miss Mabel Love
Miss Eva Levens
DORA NIGHTINGALE   (a Nurse) Miss Lizzie Ruggles
FRANKIE DASHAWAY   (Dick's Sister) Miss Amy Saunders
MILLIE TARRY
JENNIE ROSSITY
EVA NESCANT
ELLA GANT
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(Ladies of Fashion) {
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Miss Blanche Barnett
Miss Marie Lascelles
Miss Violet Friend
Miss Irene Du Foye
KITTY SEABROOK   (Hilda's Companion) Miss Kate Vaughan

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Admiralty House, Tautmouth.

ACT II   -   "Kodakoria."



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