Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 8 March 2008

Marguerite Scialtiel, James Welch and Sybil de Bray
in Sydney Blow and Douglas Hoare's Parisian farce,
Oh! I Say!,
produced at the Criterion Theatre, London, on 28 May 1913

Marguerite Scialtiel, James Welch and Sybil de Bray

Marguerite Scialtiel as Sidonie de Matisse, James Welch as Marcel Durosel
and Sybil de Bray as Suzette Durosel in a scene from Oh! I Say!,
Criterion Theatre, London, 28 May 1913

(photo: Foulsham & Banfield, London, 1913)

This real photograph postcard was issued in 1913 by the Rotary Photographic Co Ltd of London in its Rotary Photographic Series, no. 6921 B. Oh! I Say, which was adapted from Henri Kéroul and Albert Barré's Une Nuit de Noces, ran for 290 performances. It was revived as a musical farce, with music by Philip Braham, under the title Telling the Tale at the Ambassadors' Theatre, London, on 31 August 1918, when Denier Warren played Durosel opposite Winnie Haytor as Marguerite and Nancy Gibbs as Suzette. The piece ran for 90 performances.

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