Djin-Djin, described as "A Fairy Tale of Old Japan", was written by Bert Royle and J. C. Williamson, with music composed by Leon Caron and George F. Pack.
The original text
The full title of the published work is Djin-Djin, the Japanese Bogie Man, or The Great Shogun Who Lost his Son and the Little Princess Who Found Him, and also found as The Great Shogun Who Lost his Son and the Little Princess Who Found Him, but it is usually referred to by the abbreviated title in various guises: Djin-Djin, Djin Djin, Djinn-Djinn, etc.
It and was produced by Williamson and Musgrove in the Princess Theatre, Melbourne from 26 December 1895 to 14 February 1896, and was an enormous hit in Sydney and Melbourne.
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