powered by FreeFind


Lily of Léoville

Comic opera in 3 acts. The original book by Félix Rémo adapted by Alfred Murray. Music by Ivan Caryll.

Produced at the Grand Theatre, Birmingham under the management of Violet Melnotte 3 May, 1886. Transferred to the Comedy Theatre to May, 1886 for a run of 41 performances closing 25 June, 1886.


A guardian tries to marry his rich and pretty ward only to be tricked into marrying an elderly flame, suitably disguised for the occasion.

Cast and original players

Chevalier Georges de Lauvenay - George W. Travener//Henry Bracy
Coriolon - C. Hayden Coffin
Meridon, a steward - Charles E. Stevens
Sergeant Rataplan - Walter Andrews//Fred Kaye
Lourdad - Lionel Rignold
Lascelles - Charles Ashford
Rigaud, a notary - Ambrose Collini
Jacques, a servant - H. C. Payne
Gabrielle de Léoville - Agnes de la Porte
Turlurette - Violet Melnotte
Mme de la Seche - M. A. Victor
Jacquette - Minnie Byron/Mary Webb
M. Rigault - Maggie Rayson
M. Laferme - Edith Fletcher/Louise Fletcher
M. Pitou - Maudie Vernon
M. Manet - Madge Bruce
M. Champdos - Louise Deleau
M. Foullard - Lillian Edeveian
Mlle Fauvette - Ethel Selwyn
Mlle La Gaillarde - Frances Stanhope
Mlle Cuzon - Mary Webb
Mlle Chausson - Louise Fletcher/Edith Fletcher
Mlle Manifette - Carrie Solomon
Mlle Cascadette - Kitty Graham