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Havana is a musical by George Grossmith Jr ()[] and Graham Hill ()[].

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An Edwardian musical comedy in three acts, with a book by George Grossmith, Jr. and Graham Hill, music by Leslie Stuart, lyrics by Adrian Ross and additional lyrics by George Arthurs. It premiered on 25 April 1908 at the Gaiety Theatre, London, The musical score published in London by Chappell, ©1908.

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Performance history in South Africa

1909: Performed by the New Gaiety Company, on tour under the auspices of the Wheeler-Edwardes Company, appearing at the Opera House in Cape Town in May, then opening Pretoria on 7 June and ending with a run at His Majesty’s Theatre in Johannesburg. The large cast included Jack Cannot, Florence Imeson and Doris Greville.




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 Go to ESAT Bibliography

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