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The music was composed by Paul A. Rubens (Paul Rubens (1875–1917)) and Frank E. Tours, and the lyrics provided by Paul A. Rubens and Arthur Wimperis
First performed at the Apollo Theatre, London, in 1906, playing from 14 April to 8 December. It then had a run at the Criterion Theatre, New York, from 26 August to 16 November. Revived a number of times, e.g. at the Queen's Theatre, London (5 May to 18 July, 1908) and the Aldwych Theatre, London (22 May to 5 June, 1915).
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Performance history in South Africa
July 2 - 7, 1917: Staged by the Port Elizabeth Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society at the Grand Theatre in aid of the Red Cross and Governor General's Fund. Directed by Joseph Ashman, producer, and H W Brown, musical director.
Original 1917 Port Elizabeth Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society production programme.
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