No, No, Nanette

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No, No, Nanette [1] is a musical comedy with lyrics by Irving Caesar and Otto Harbach, music by Vincent Youmans, and a book by Otto Harbach and Frank Mandel, based on Mandel's 1919 Broadway play My Lady Friends. First performed in Chicago in 1925.

Performance history in South Africa

1925: Produced by Philip D. Levard at His Majesty's Theatre, opening on 24 August, 1925. In the cast were Violet Low (Nanette), Margaret Hickey (Lucille), Walter Thomas (Jimmy Smith), Billy Holland (Bily Early), Gladys Deane (Sue Smith), Floyd Gwynne (Tom Trainer), Ruby Vyvyan (Pauline), Doris Fillis (Betty), Mavis Kalmar (Winie), Nell Shepherd (Flora). It opened at the Cape Town Opera House on 27 October, 1925.

1943: Phil Levard at the Empire Theatre, 1943.

1957: Presented by the East London Music and Variety Club at the East London City Hall, produced by Hazel Muller.

1972: Taubie Kushlick staged No, No, Nanette at the Alexander Theatre in 1972, starring Sybil Summers.

1975: Directed by Helen Mann in Port Elizabeth in 1975.

1985: Presented by the Arts Theatre Club at the East London Guild Theatre, directed by Mary Kockott, choreography by Nola West and Norah Gee, with Denise Archer, Barbara Largue, Mike Ormston, Nola West, Jenny Fisher, Owen McGillivray, Grahame Archer, Diane Willis, Janine Openshaw and Norah Gee.


Tucker, 1997. 20

Material relating to Helen Mann production held by NELM: [Collection: MANN, Bruce]: 2008. 2. 3. 30.

Theatre programme (Kushlick production) held by NELM: [Collection: THEATRE PROGRAMMES]: 2012. 285. 1. 214.

Arts Theatre Club archive held by George Mountjoy.

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