Butterflies is a musical play in three acts by William J. Locke, lyrics by T.H. Read and music by J.A. Robertson. Produced at the Apollo Theatre, London in 1908.
| MAX RIADORE (a Professional Vocalist)
|| Mr. Hayden Coffin
| CHRISTOPHER PODMORE (a Colonial Broker)
|| Mr. Fred Edwards
| YARKER (his Chauffeur)
|| Mr. Lauri de Freece
| GILBERT (a Poet)
|| Mr. John Bardsley
| PAUL (a Student from Brittany)
|| Mr. Willie Warde
| PETER (the Young Man without a Penny)
|| Mr. Kenna Lawson
| ALPHONSO (an Art Student)
|| Mr. Mansell Stringer
| WIDGERY BLAKE ("Puck")
|| Mr. Louis Bradfield
| ELSIE PODMORE (Christopher Podmore's daughter)
|| Miss Iris Hoey
| NORA PODMORE (Christopher Podmore's wife)
|| Miss Stella St. Audrie
| LALAGE (an Art Student)
|| Miss Lucie Caine
| MYRA ("The Chatelaine")
|| Miss Jessie Lonnen
| SALOME (a Model)
|| Miss Gladys Soman
| RHODANTHE ("The Witch")
|| Miss Ada Reeve
ACT I - Entrance Hall of a Château in France.
- No. 1* - Opening Chorus - "A curved line here ... It really is very delightful ..."
- No. 2 - Song - Peter, with Chorus - "Colour gives joy to our work-a-day planet, nothing so restful to trouble-tossed nerves..."
- No. 3 - Song - Myra, with Lalage, Gilbert & Peter - "The clouds began to grow; the wind began to blow..."
- No. 4 - Quartet - Elsie, Nora, Podmore & Yarker - "Now perhaps you'll be good enough to tell us why you brought us here..."
- No. 5 - Song - Widgery Blake, with Chorus - "If you've talent, and you're lazy; if you've talent, and you're crazy..."
- No. 6 - Song - Max - "Life at best is inside out, seldom now the sun is shining..."
- No. 7 - Trio - Rhodante, Widgery Blake & Max - "We have three blind mice in the Palace of Puck..."
- No. 8 - Duet - Rhodante & Widgery Blake - "There lived a man and woman in a garden bright and fair, heigho!..."
- No. 9 - Song - Rhodante - "I used to think it must be awf'lly fine to have a man in love with you..."
- No. 10* - Ensemble - Eight Principals & Chorus - "They're off to be married, hurrah, hurrah..."
- No. 11* - Finale Act I - "Supper, supper, come to supper! How we all desire it! ..."
ACT II - A Boudoir in the Château.
ACT III - Back in the Entrance Hall of the Château.
- Nos. 22* & 23 - Opening Chorus and Song - Rhodante - "Lightly the night hours are melting..." & "I'll sing of Lapland..."
- No. 24* - Ensemble - Blake, Rhodante, Max & Chorus - "Good night, good night, friends, good night! ..."
- No. 25 - Song - Max - "Farewell, dear love, for I must say adieu! In future I must go my lonely way..."
- No. 26 - Quartet - Elsie, Lalage, Gilbert & Peter - "When all is still and the coast is clear, it's settled then we start..."
- No. 27 - Quartet - Rhodante, Blake, Podmore & Max - "If you wish to prove you love me, you must coo and turtle-dove me..."
- No. 28 - Trio - Rhodante, Blake & Max - "Although I hate the sight of you, and loathe him more than words can tell..."
- No. 29* - Finale Act III - "What's the matter? What's the matter? What is all this noise and
- External Link
- Vocal Score at the University of Rochester.
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