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Kissing Time is a musical comedy with music by Ivan Caryll, book and lyrics by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse, and additional lyrics by Clifford Grey. It is based on the 1910 play, Madame et son Filleul ("Madame and her Godson") by Maurice Hennequin, Pierre Véber and Henry de Gorsse. It opened at at the Winter Garden Theatre, London, on 20 May 1919 and ran until 3 July 1920, a total of 430 performances.

The story is set in contemporary France, with a glamorous actress at the centre of a farcical plot of imposture, intrigue and mistaken identity.

Dramatis Personæ

CAPTAIN WENTWORTH Mr. Stanley Holloway
GEORGETTE ST. POL Miss Yvonne Arnaud
LADY MERCIA MERIVALE Miss Isobel Jeans
ZELIE Miss Avice Kelham
BIBI ST. POL Mr. Leslie Henson
BRICHOUX
MAX TOUQUET
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    (of the 33rd. Regiment) {
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Mr. George Barrett
Mr. George Grossmith
LUCIENNE TOUQUET Miss Phyllis Dare
COLONEL BOLINGER Mr. Tom Walls
POLICE OFFICER Mr. M. Edmond
MILITARY POLICE {
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Mr. Stanley Brightman
Mr. Frank Lester
VIEUX MARCHEUR Mr. Campbell Keith
CHEF D'ORCHESTRE Mr. James Whigham
MAITRE D'HOTEL Mr. Charles Buckmaster
LORD BILL Mr. Ralph Coram
APACHE Mr. George Stevens
OFFICERS {
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Mr. Lyn Perring
Mr. Pat Carnarvon
WAITERS {
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Mr. Hugh Lyndhurst
Mr. Harold Ritch
Mr. Tim O'Connor
PORTER Mr. Peter Shannon
CHASSEUR Mr. Gerald Knott
RASTAQUOUERE Mr. Harold Bedford
CABOTIN Mr. Frank Iverson
FLANEUR Mr. Austin Camp
VIOLETTE Miss Lila Wood
YVETTE Miss Eileen Darton
BABETTE Miss Gladys Ponsonby
NANETTE Miss Eileen Joyce
MICHETTE Miss Dux Davies
LILLIE
BIBI
MAUDIE
CLAUDIE
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    (Dancers) {
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Miss Liza Varvara
Miss Marie Sewell
Miss Sybil Furley
Miss Dorie Pickton-Phillip
LITTLE PAUL Miss Yvonne Bose
LITTLE MARIE Miss May Wilcox

MIDI Files

ACT I   -   Garden of Georgette's Villa, Fontainebleau.

ACT II - Scene 1   -   Garden of Georgette's Villa.

  • No. 10 - Opening Chorus - "Wouldn't you like us all to help you? ... What is he reading?  Oh, look here! ... Somebody took my cookery book! ..."
  • No. 11 - Trio - Georgette, Colonel and Max - "Oh, how wonderful 'twould be, you must agree, if, when next I pay a visit, I should see half a dozen kiddies playing..."
  • No. 12 - Song - Bibi - "Gosh!  women are the hardest propositions!  You plead with them for hours and they don't care;  they listen to the silv'ry voice of reason..."
  • No. 13 - Duet - Lucienne and Max - "Joan and Peter met one night and thought they'd take the floor.   Peter thought her sweeter than any girl he'd met before..."
  • No. 14 - Finale - Scene 1 - "Some day never forget I may marry you yet,  I've not quite decided to surrender, but I will, provided you are tender..."

ACT II - Scene 2   -   Outside the Café des Alliés.

  • No. 15 - Song - Lucienne - "Won't you tell me 'love' in your realm above, why you won't let us pass you by?  We are bound to fall when we hear you call..."

ACT II - Scene 3   -   Interior of Café des Alliés.


External Links
Kissing Time at Wikipedia
Vocal Score at UR Research

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