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FOOTLIGHT NOTES
no. 474

updated
Saturday, 14 October 2006

George Edwardes's Company
for the Autumn 1909 UK tour of
The Merry Widow

Merry Widow company on UK tour, autumn 1909

George Edwardes's Merry Widow company
on tour in the United Kingdom, Autumn 1909

left to right, back row: Mr Kelly, Miss Irving, Mr Hayzen, Mr Hill, Miss Mares, Mr Birrell,
Miss Featherstone, Miss R Latham, Mr Wellard, Miss Delmar, Mr Harcourt, Miss Bingham.
left to right, third row: Mr W. Allison, Mr F. Hulley, Mr Fischer, Miss Pennington, Mr Finley,
Miss Mann, Mr Percy Purdey, Mr Clifford Seyler, Mr Christine, Miss Anderson, Mr E. Climpson
left to right, second row: Miss E. Donati, Mr Fred Fowler, Miss Katie May, Mr Fred Leslie,
Miss Sylvia May, Mr Edward D'Arcy, Miss W. Bailey, Mr Riply Evans, Miss Ada Thomas
left to right, front row: Mr Adrian Beaumont, Miss Wild, Miss Ronner, Miss Critchley, Miss Midgley

(photo: unknown, UK, 1909)

The original English version of The Merry Widow was produced by George Edwardes at Daly's Theatre, London, on 8 June 1907, with Lily Elsie and Joseph Coyne in the leading roles. Other principals included Robert Evett, Elizabeth Firth and George Graves. For further information, see John Kenrick's History of a Hit.

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