‘’The Motor Car’ is the title of Mr Richard Morton’s new parody on the tuneful drinking song of Denza’s “Funiculi funicular.” It was sung in the recent Metropole pantomime by Mr John F. Sheridan, and as an up-to-date and humorous lyric should be welcomed.’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 20 February 1897, p. 21c)
Aladdin, Christmas pantomime written by Wilton Jones, Lloyd Townrow and J.B. Mulholland, produced on Boxing Day, 1896, Metropole Theatre, Camberwell, South London, with Rose Dearing in the title role, John F. Sheridan as Widow Trankey and Lucy Weston as Princess Badroulbadour. The cast also included Lucy Weston, Lily Lena, Godwynne Earle and Florence Hewitt.
‘Miss Rose Dearing as Aladdin was distinctly good, looked handsome, and sang and danced capitally, making a sprightly and exuberant hero; and with Miss Weston made a charming Princess, her manner being winsome and her acting, singing, and dances particularly pleasing. Mr John F. Sheridan played the Widow Twankey admirably, his excellent make-up gifts as a comedian contributed largely to the success he achieved. Mr. Sheridan will certainly make himself a great favourite in Camberwell. . .’
(The Era, London, Saturday, 2 January 1897, p. 11c/d)
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