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The Gay Parisienne is a musical comedy in two acts written by George Dance with music by Ivan Caryll. It was produced at the Northampton Opera House on 1 October 1894 before embarking on a provincial tour and transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre, London on 4 April 1896 where it ran for 369 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

MR. EBENEZER HONEYCOMB   ("A Shining Light") Charles A. Bigelow
MRS. HONEYCOMB   (his Wife) Phoebe Cohen
NORAH HONEYCOMB   (their Daughter) Cheridah Simpson
MABEL   (Norah's Friend) Willis Norton
MAJOR FOSSDYKE   (of the "Battersea Butterfly Shooters") Frank Smithson
ANGELA
MAY
ETHEL
GLADYS
MAUD
EDITH
VIOLET
ROSE
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(The Major's Daughters} {
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Adele Archer
Josie Fairbanks
Nina Ainscoe
Ida Rock
Anita Wilson
May Hamilton
Olivia Astor
Nellie Wilson
AMOS DINGLE   (Honeycomb's friend) Edward Chapman
TOM EVERLEIGH   (a Barrister) Charles Dickson
ALGERNON P. DUCIE   (an American) Harold Vizard
PERCY TOOTING
CECIL SMYTH
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(Ducie's Friends) {
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Sydney Tovey
John Savage
HANS   (Proprietor of the Spa Hotel, Schoffenburgen) Louis Mann
GRETCHEN May Lavigne
ANNA
FRITZ
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Grace Belasco
Matthew Ott
RUTH   (Honeycomb's Servant) Josephine Hall
BLATTERWATTER   (a Gendarme) Thomas Kierns
M. AUGUSTE POMPIER   (a French Spy) Joseph W. Herbert
MDLLE. JULIE BON-BON   ("The Gay Parisienne") Clara Lipman

Musical Numbers

ACT I   -   Honeycomb's Lawn, Kingston-on-Thames.

ACT II   -   The Spa Hotel, Schoffenburgen.


External Links
The Gay Parisienne at The Guide to Musical Theatre

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