Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 28 February 2009

Fanny Brough as Baroness Chicot
and Frederick Ross as the Ogre
in the fairy tale, Hop O' My Thumb,
Drury Lane Theatre, London, 26 December 1911

Fanny Brough, Frederick Ross

Fanny Brough and Frederick Ross
in the fairy tale, Hop O' My Thumb,
Drury Lane Theatre, London, 26 December 1911

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1911)

This real photograph postcard, published at the close of 1911 by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd of London in its Rotary Photographic Series, no.11423H, shows two characters from Hop O' My Thumb, the Drury Lane Theatre Christmas production of 1911. Written by George R. Sims, Frank Dix and Arthur Collins, it was produced on 26 December, and ran for 111 performances, closing on 9 March 1912. The title role was played by Renée Mayer, and other important parts were sustained by George Graves, Arthur Conquest, Violet Loraine and Maudie Thornton.

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