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Two Bouquets

An Operetta in 3 Acts. Book and lyrics by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. (Music by approximately 20 uncredited Victorian composers.)

Ambassadors Theatre, London - August 1936 (9 months). Revived 1952 (200 perfs)
Windsor Theatre - 31st May, 1938: closed 16th July, 1938 (55 perfs).


The story is one of lovers whose lives are complicated when flowers are delivered to the wrong recipients.

Kate Gill and her cousin, Laura, nearly lose their lovers as a result of a mix-up. The fault lies with Kate’s brother, Edward, a deplorable rake who becomes regrettably tipsy and mixes up the two bouquets entrusted to him by his friends, Julian and Albert. After much misunderstanding, all ends happily.

Musical Numbers:


  1. Fly Forth, O Gentle Dove (I Sent a Letter to My Love) (Music by M. Pinsuti.) - Kate Gill
  2. Fly Forth, O Gentle Dove (reprise) - Kate Gill
  3. The Course of Nature - Mr Gill, Albert Porter, Laura Rivers
  4. A Little Champagne for Papa - Edward Gill, Kate Gill, Laura Rivers
  5. A Health to Dear Mama - Mr Gill, Kate Gill, Laura Rivers, Edward Gill
  6. Varsovienne - Ensemble
  7. The Bashful Lover (Music by C. Moulton.) - Albert Porter
  8. Ah, How Capricious - Julian Bromley
  9. The White and the Pink - Edward Gill
  10. The Man You Love - Laura Rivers, Kate Gill
  11. Dearest Miss Flo - Edward Gill, Flora Grantley
  12. Dearest Miss Flo - Edward Gill, Bella Manchester
  13. She Loves Thee - Laura Rivers
  14. Polka - Principals, Ensemble
  15. Galop - Principals, Ensemble
  16. Recitative - Mrs Gill
  17. Finale Act I - Principals, Ensemble


  1. Juanita - Kate Gill, Laura Rivers, Ensemble
  2. Sweet Blossoms (Music by M. Pinsuti.) - Laura Rivers, Kate Gill
  3. Young Girls and Young Men - Mrs Gill
  4. The Youth Who Sows - Edward Gill, Laura Rivers
  5. Kissing (recitative) - Albert Porter
  6. I'll Tell Papa - Kate Gill, Laura Rivers
  7. Git on de Boat, Chillun - Patty Moss, George, Men
  8. She Did the Fandango - George, Patty Moss, Men
  9. I Wish I Was in Texas - Mr Gill
  10. Pretty Patty Moss - Patty Moss
  11. Yes or No - Albert Porter, Julian Bromley, Mr Gill, Kate Gill, Laura Rivers, Patty Moss, George, Men
  12. Dearest Miss Bell - Edward Gill
  13. Finale Act II - Principals, Men


  1. Oh, the Regatta - Ensemble
  2. Toddy's the Drink for Me (Music from an Old Irish Folk Song.) - George
  3. Oh, the Regatta (reprise) - Ensemble
  4. When I Was But a Bounding Boy - Mr Gill
  5. Against the Stream - Albert Porter, Julian Bromley
  6. How Can We Bring the Old Folk Round - Albert Porter, Edward Gill, Patty Moss, Julian Bromley
  7. Rain Chorus - Ensemble
  8. What Can I Do? - Julian Bromley, Albert Porter, Kate Gill, Laura Rivers
  9. Her Lily-White Hand - Julian Bromley, Albert Porter, Mr Gill
  10. Finale — The Fireworks - Principals, Ensemble

Cast (principals)

Scenes and Settings