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ProgrammeBY THE WAY

ApolloTheatre, London 22 January, 1925 (341 perfs)

Revue devised by Ronald Jeans and Harold Simpson. Music: Vivian Ellis. Lyrics: Graham John. Additional songs by Irving Berlin, Isham Jones and Jerome Kern. PRODUCED BY JACK HULBERT

The Cast included

Betty Chester, Charles Courtneidge, Cicely Courtneidge, Harold French, Celia Glynn, Jack Hulbert, Dorothy Hurst, Babs Valerie

The Musical Items included

  1. Three Little Hairs
  2. By the Way
  3. Lazy (Berlin)
  4. Stepping High
  5. Spain (Jones)
  6. Nothing Ever Happens to Me
  7. Don't Tell Mother
  8. Raggedy Ann (Kern)
  9. Summer's Here
  10. Gather Roses While You May

 

Programme

ACT I.

  1. OVERTURE

  2. BY THE WAY - Music by VIVIAN ELLIS. Lyric by HAROLD SIMPSON

    The COMPANY

  3. STEPPING HIGH - Music by VIVIAN ELLIS Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN

    FAY COLE, APRIL HARNION, DOROTHY HURST, BABS VALERIE, MARIE ARNOLD and CHORUS

  4. CLEANSING THE STAGE By HAROLD SIMPSON

    Masters - MARIE ARNOLD
    Edith Keswick - CICELY COURTNEIDGE
    Arnold Ponsonby - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    Clarence Pinchley - HAROLD FRENCH
    Helen Lancaster - WINNIE NIEYERN
    Eric Wayne - JACK HULBERT
    Rhoda Lancaster - APRIL HARMON


    (a) The Modern Disease (b) The Remedy?

  5. WHAT CAN THEY SEE IN DANCING? - Music by Vivian ELLIS Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN

    MARIE ARNOLD and HAROLD FRENCH

  6. THE MIRACLE - By HAROLD SIMPSON

    John Manners - HAROLD FRENCH
    Nurse Atkins - BABS VALERIE
    Doctor Darlington - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    Nurse Tunnibell - CICELY COURTNEIDGE

    Scene — A Ward in a Nursing Home

  7. I'LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

    DOROTHY HURST and CHORUS

  8. GREEK AS SHE IS TAUGHT - By RONALD JEANS

    The Master - JACK HULBERT
    The Boy - CICELY COURTNEIDGE

    Scene — The Classroom

  9. THE ELOPEMENT - By RONALD JEANS

    Prologue :

    Mr. Brown - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    Mrs. Brown - WINNIE MEYERN

    The Broadcast Drama:

    Capt. Slazenger - HAROLD FRENCH
    Lady B. Juniper - CICELY COURTNEIDGE
    Landlord - A. GOODMAN
    Susan - CELIA GLYNN
    Lieut. Carfax - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    The Property Man - JACK HULBERT

    Scene—A Broadcasting Station

  10. FOLLIES

    Introduction - MARIE ARNOLD

    " Gather Roses while You May" - THE COMPANY ( Music by VIVIAN ELLIS Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN)
    "Folly" - BABS VALERIE
    "In the Same Way I Love yoU" - DOROTHY HURST, CELIA GLYNN, CHARLES COURTNEIDGE and HAROLD FRENCH - (Music by H. M. TENNENT Lyric by ERIC LITTLE)
    " I know Someone Loves Me " - JACK HULBERT
    "High Street, Africa" - CICELY COURTNEIDGE

    The Dancers - EDDIE CHILDS and JACK HULBERT

ACT II.

  1. RED HOT MOMMA

    EDDIE CHILDS and DOLLS

  2. ALL THE WORLD'S A LINKS - By HAROLD SIMPSON

    Herbert - HAROLD FRENCH
    Marjorie (his Wife) - CELIA GLYNN

    Scene—A Suburban Sitting Room

  3. TEA FOR THREE - By HAROLD SIMPSON

    Jack Dennington - JACK HULBERT
    Wilks (his Butler) - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    Joyce Carew - DOROTHY HURST
    Phoebe Lintop - CICELY COURTNEIDGE

    Scene—Jack's Rooms at the Albany

  4. Song — WINE, WINE! - Words by HAROLD SIMPSON MUSIC by VIVIAN ELLIS


    GWYN ELWIN

  5. CLAIR DE LUNE - Dialogue by GRAHAM JOHN

    The Poet - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    The Ordinary Man - LAURENCE GREEN
    The Flappers - APRIL HARMON and DOREEN LYNCH
    At the Piano - DOROTHY HURST

    Ballet MARIE ARNOLD

  6. MAKE UP YOUR MIND - music by VIVIAN ELLIs Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN

    CELIA GLYNN, BABS VALERIE & HAROLD FRENCH

  7. HONEYMOON HALL By HAROLD SIMPSON

    George Wassop - JACK HULBERT
    Maria Wassop - CICELY COURTNEIDGE
    Mrs. Barking - WINNIE MEYERN
    James Porterhouse - CHARLES COURTNEIDGE
    A Maid - IVY FRANCIS

    Scene—A Sitting Room in a Seaside Boarding House

  8. NIPPY - Music by VIVIAN ELLIS Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN

    HAROLD FRENCH and CHORUS

  9. COURTNEIDGE and HULBERT

    "Blokes like me" - Lyric by GRAHAM JOHN Music by VIVIAN ELLIS

  10. COLOUR

  11. FINALE - The COMPANY

The Costumes designed by Guy de Gerald