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The Orchid is a musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, with lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank and music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton with additional numbers by Paul Rubens. It opened at Gaiety Theatre in London on 26 October 1903 and ran for 559 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

THE HON. VIOLET ANSTRUTHER Miss Gertie Millar
   (Principal Pupil at the Horticultural College)
CAROLINE TWINING   (of a matrimonial turn) Miss Connie Ediss
ZELIE RUMBERT   (an Adventuress) Miss Hilda Jacobsen
THISBE   (Private Secretary to Mr. Chesterton) Miss Gabrielle Ray
COUNTESS ANSTRUTHER   (Violet's Mother) Miss Phyllis Blair
BILLY   (Dr. Fausset's "Buttons") Miss Lydia West
LADY WARDEN   (of the Horticultural College) Miss Gertrude Aylward
JOSEPHINE ZACCARY   Miss Ethel Sydney
  (Pupil Teacher at the Horticultural College)
THE HON. GUY SCRYMGEOUR   Mr. George Grossmith, Jnr.
  (Mr. Chesterton's Nephew)
DR. RONALD FAUSSET   (a Country Practitioner) Mr. Lionel Mackinder
MR. AUBREY CHESTERTON   Mr. Harry Grattan
  (Minister of Commerce, and Guy's Uncle)
COMTE RAOUL DE CASSIGNAT   (of the Quai d'Orsay) Mr. Robert Nainby
ZACCARY   (a Professional Orchid Hunter) Mr. Fred Wright, Junr.
M. FRONTENBRAS
M. MERIGNAC
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Mr. George Gregory
Mr. Charles A. Brown
REGISTRAR Mr. Arthur Hatherton
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Mr. Will Bishop
M. D'AUVILLE   (French Minister of State) Mr. H. Lewis
MEAKIN   (Gardener at the Horticultural College) Mr. Edmund Payne
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Miss Kitty Mason
Miss Blanche Carlow
Miss Doris Beresford
Miss Olive May
Miss Daisy Holly
Miss Florence Warde

Musical Numbers

ACT I - The Countess of Barwick's Horticultural College.

ACT II - Various locations in Nice: Black Massena, Promenade des Anglais,
& Interior of the Opera House.


External Links
The Orchid at Wikipedia
Vocal Score at UR Research

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