A Little Light Refreshment with a Dash of Fancy
. Book by CLIFFORD SEYLER
Music by BILLY MILTON and HARRY PEPPER
The Characters : (Parents of the above, respectively)
A Policeman, a Kitten, an Organ-grinder,
Villagers, Natives, etc.
The Scenes :
1. A London Street 2. In a Motor Car
3. A Private Museum 4. A Dip in the Sea
5. Cairo-The Market Place 6. The Desert
7. Vauxhall Gardens, Long Ago 8. A Hundred Years from Now 9. Somewhere in Summerset
10. Same as Scene 1
Pianos: PATRICIA ROSSBOROUGH and HARRY PEPPER
THE REVUE CHORUS
Jimmy Bitson (commonly known as' Bitters '):
Amelier Victorier, 'Opkins (vulgarly known as ' Squibs ') ..................:
Albert 'Ennery Bitson:
Paul Winthrop (a rich collector of curios):
The Unknown Lady:
THE WIRELESS MILITARY
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
THE play Ruy Blas , which Mendelssohn described as 'inconceivably contemptible,' was to be performed for the benefit of the Theatrical Pension Fund. Mendelssohn's name was wanted as a 'draw,' so ho was asked to write the Overture. For this he said he had no lime ; but ho composed a Romance instead, for the play. The officials who were getting up the performance replied, probably quite innocently, that he would be given longer notice next year. This answer nettled Mendelssohn, who, in the midst of much other work, wrote this Overture in two days. For the next performance, he said, he would call it the ' Overture to the Theatrical Pension Fund.'
Later, he revised the work, and it is the second that has become the standard version.
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