Our Miss Gibbs

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Our Miss Gibbs is an Edwardian musical comedy in two acts by 'Cryptos' and James T. Tanner, with lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton.

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Produced by George Edwardes, it opened at the Gaiety Theatre in London on 23 January 1909. The show also had a short Broadway run in 1910.

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Performance history in South Africa

1909-1910: Performed in South Africa as part of their repertoire by the large New Gaiety Company (featuring among others Jack Cannot, Florence Imeson and Doris Greville) and appearing under the auspices of the Wheeler-Edwardes Company. The play was performed at the Opera House in Pretoria, His Majesty’s Theatre in Johannesburg and the Opera House, Cape Town.

1929: Performed by the Port Elizabeth Operatic and Dramatic Society, produced by Jack Kennedy, opening on 29 April, with Phyllis Buhler, Mollie Bunn, D. McClelland, Jack Kennedy, Mr Kaplan and C. Phelps in the cast.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: p.431

Footlights, 1(4):19, 1929.

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