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Peggy is a musical comedy in two acts with music by Leslie Stuart, a book by George Grossmith, Jr. and lyrics by C. H. Bovill, based on Xanroff and Guérin's L'Amorçage. It opened at the Gaiety Theatre under the management of George Edwardes, on 4 March 1911 and ran for 270 performances.

Dramatis Personæ

AUBERON BLOW   (A Street Hawker) Mr. George Grossmith, Jnr.
HON. JAMES BENDOYLE, M.P., M.F.H. Mr. Robert Hale
MONTAGUE BARTLE   (of Buenos Ayres) Mr. Herbert Jarman
ARISTIDE PICOT   (Maire of Friville) Mr. Arthur Hatherton
PHONSO   (Mr. Umble's Assistant) Mr. Ernest Mahar
EMIL   (Manager of New Hotel) Mr. Harry B. Burcher
MR. ALBERT UMBLES   (Hairdresser at the New Hotel) Mr. Edmund Payne
POLLY POLINO   (of the Vaudeville Stage) Miss Gabrielle Ray
DIAMOND   (Barmaid at the New Hotel) Miss Enid Leslie
MRS. WARE-WILLS Miss Ruby Kennedy
MISS VOOCH   (of Cincinnati) Miss Madge Melbourne
JINNIE Miss Dorothy Selbourne
  (Manicure Girls) {
Miss Blanche Stocker
Miss Marie Mitchell
Miss Gertrude Thornton
Miss Connie Stuart
NINI   (Bathing Woman) Miss Gladys Ffolliot
JEANETTE   (Fleuriste) Mdlle. S. Bourcard
PEGGY BARRISON   (Manicurist at the New Hotel) Miss Phyllis Dare

Musical Numbers

ACT I   -   Lounge at the New Hotel, London.

  • No. 1 - Opening Chorus - "The New Hotel, the New Hotel, the fav'rite rendezvous, where all the men assemble when they've nothing else to do..."
  • No. 2 - Song - Bendoyle - "Boys, there is no denying life is a trifle trying!  Why are the girls so fond of me?  All shades and all complexions on me set..."
  • No. 3 - Quartet - Polly, Didsbury, Diamond and Bendoyle - "Two little bachelors feel they've found in two divinities their affinities.  May we meet you tonight? ..."
  • No. 4 - Entrance of Manicure Girls - "Daily we are found neatly gowned and alluring, seated by a chair - over there - manicuring!  We understand how a hand..."
  • No. 5 - Song - Peggy - "Just ten hours from London!  London is so grey.  One gets so weary of skies that are dreary and downcast ev'ry day!  Over there is Friville."
  • No. 6 - Operatic Duet - Peggy and Albert - "Although I love you truly, yet if you had thousands yearly, I'm almost sure, my Juliet, I'd love you just as dearly..."
  • No. 7 - Song - Auberon - "I'm a light-hearted chap, and my fingers I snap at the things that make other men sorrow.  When I'm right on the rocks..."
  • No. 8 - Song - Doris and Chorus - "Out West when we meet a man we'd like to catch if we can, we have a neat little plan which we use if he's a bit elusive..."
  • No. 9 - Trio - Peggy, Auberon and Albert - "Uncle Monty's made his pile, and now he's back in his native isle, he looks to you to help him spend it! ..."
  • No. 10 - Finale Act I - "Who is that person over there?  With such an air, why, what an air he's got!  He's making a sensation!  On Peggy he seems very keen! "

ACT II   -   The Plage at Friville.


External Link
Peggy at Wikipedia

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