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Sorcerer 1881Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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This tour saw the week divided into two sections, with The Sorcerer (Thu, Fri, Sat), in repertoire with HMS Pinafore. (Mon, Tue, Wed).

The curtain raiser performed each evening was In the Sulks, a Musical Burletta, first performed at the Opera-Comique, London, on 21 February 1880. Words: Frank Desprez. Music: Alfred Cellier.

At the Dundee Theatre Royal:

Prices: Private Boxes Two Guineas each

Centre Boxes 4/-; Side Boxes 2/6;

Pit 1/-; Gallery 6d.

Doors Open at 7. Starts at 7.30 (Saturdays at 7).

The cast is taken from The Comet in the Lamb Collection 253 (5) of Dundee City Library. One oddity of casting, which may be a typographical error in the programme, is the indication that Mr J Lehay played the romantic lead, Alexis, in The Sorcerer, while in the same week taking the character role of Sir Joseph in Pinafore. This needs to be clarified by reference to reports from other venues.

Other Scottish dates to be confirmed.

Performance Cast

Sir Marmaduke Pointdextre an elderly Baronet

Mr R Ridsdale (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Alexis of the Grenadier Guards, Sir Marmaduke's Son

Mr J Lehay (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Dr Daly Vicar of Ploverleigh

Fred Billington (Oct 27, 28, 29)


Mr Lackner (Oct 27, 28, 29)

John Wellington Wells of J W Wells & Co., Family Sorcerers

Edgar Manning (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Annabella, Lady Sangazure a Lady of Ancient Lineage

Florence Harcourt (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Aline Lady Sangazure's Daughter, betrothed to Alexis

Marion Grahame (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Mrs Partlet a Pew-Opener

Bessie Armytage (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Constance Mrs Partlet's Daughter

Maude Durrand (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Production Cast


Ralph Horner (Oct 27, 28, 29)

Acting Manager

Dudley Smith

Designer - Sets

Harry Pont (Dundee)

Performance DatesSorcerer 1881

Map List

Theatre Royal, Dundee | Dundee

26 Oct, 19.00 27 Oct, 19.30 28 Oct, 19.30

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