Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)MS110/181
Extent1 item
DescriptionProgramme for production of 'Chilperic', a grand musical spectacle in three acts and seven tableaux based on the original opera and adapted by H. Hersee and H. B. Farnie; programme includes a detailed history and description of the theatre and a synopsis of scenery and action and a musical score entitled 'The Anvil Polka' from 'Chilperic'.

Performed at The Empire Theatre, London; opening performance, 17 April 1884; musical director and composer of ballet and incidental music, Mr John S. Hiller; three grand ballets invented and arranged by Monsieur Bertrand; costumes by Monsieur and Mme Alias; scenery by Ryan, Grieve, Hart and Bruce Smith.

Cast: Mr Standing, Mr Wardroper, Mr Perry, Monsieur Paulus, the Brothers Tacchi, Mr Bury, Mr Lopresti, Mr Powers, Mr Paulton, Mlle D'Arville, Miss Consuelo, Miss Grailam, Miss Gardiner, Miss Warner, Miss Howard, Miss Hill, Miss Douglas, Miss Heath, Miss Wynne, Miss Avondale, Miss Lina, Miss Turner, Miss Shirley.
Access StatusOpen
Custodial HistoryFormerly numbered 6199 in the Theatre Collection.


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