Morocco Bound is described as "A Musical Farcical Comedy" in two acts by Arthur Branscombe with music by Frank Osmond Carr and lyrics by Adrian Ross. It opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 April, 1893 and transferred to the Trafalgar Theatre the following January. It ran for a total of 295 performances.
| SPOOFAH BEY (an Irish con-man)
|| Mr. John L. Shine
| SQUIRE HIGGINS (one of the nouveau-riche)
|| Mr. Charles Danby
| VIVIAN HIGGINS (the Squire's eldest son)
|| Mr. Sydney Barraclough
| DOLLY HIGGINS (another of the Squire's sons)
|| Mr. Alfred C. Seymour
| JOSIAH HIGGINS (the Squire's brother)
|| Mr. Herbert Sparling
| LORD PERCY PIMPLETON
|| Mr. George Grossmith Jr.
| SID FAKAH (Moroccan Grand Vizier)
|| Mr. Colin Coop
| MUSKET (a servant)
|| Mr. Douglas Munro
| MAUDE SPORTINGTON (Dolly's girl-friend)
|| Miss Letty Lind
| ETHEL SPORTINGTON (Vivian's girl-friend)
|| Miss Violet Cameron
|COMTESSE DE LA BLAGUE (Spoofah's sister, a phoney "countess")
||Miss Jenny McNulty
| LADY WALKOVER (Maude's friend)
|| Miss Agnes Hewitt
| RHEA PORTER (a Lady Journalist)
|| Miss Marie Studholme
| EVA SKETCHLEY
|| Miss Eva Westlake
| HILDA ADLETTE
|| Miss Ruby Temple
ACT I - Mokeleigh Hall, an English stately home.
- No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "England is diversified by eligible mansions..."
- No. 2 - Song - Musket - "I've serv'd the boards of 'aughty lords..." (three verses)
- No. 3 - Duet - Maude & Lady Walkover - "The latest social appetite, of course, you know..."
- No. 4 - Song - Ethel - "When maidens fair in days of old..."
- No. 5 - Song - Spoofah - "If I had cash to cut a dash, I'd run as straight as any..."
- No. 6 - Duet - Comtesse & Spoofah - "In pastoral seclusion how happily we'll fare..."
- No. 7 - Chorus - "Hurrah, hurrah, hurrah, hurrah for the Squire..."
- No. 8 - Song - Squire ("Honesty Jim") - "I never 'ad friends for to foster, or give me a show at a stall..."
- No. 9 - Chorus and Solos - Vivian & Squire - "Gladly greet our future master, welcome home our coming lord..."
- No. 10 - Song - Ethel - "If I were a royal lady, and he were of low degree..."
- No. 11 - Trio and Dance - Spoofah, Squire & Josiah - "The thought of ev'ry Englishman, who's not a Laboucherian..."
- No. 12 - Song - Vivian - "Stars come out in the skies that darken, silent above..."
- No. 13 - Pas Seul
- No. 14 - Duet - Ethel & Vivian - "There's a word, or possibly two..."
- No. 15 - Song - Spoofah & Chorus - "I have stay'd for a time at each palace sublime..."
- No. 16 - Finale Act I - "I'll tell you what I'll do..."
ACT II - The Palace of Spoofah Beh in Old Tangier, Morocco.
Sketches of the characters.
- External Links
- Morocco Bound at Wikipedia
- Morocco Bound at The Guide to Musical Theatre
- Vocal Score at
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