Postcard of the week ending
Saturday, 5 July 2008

the beauty chorus tableau from Yes, Uncle!,
on tour in the United Kingdom, 1918

<I>Yes, Uncle!</I>

the beauty chorus tableau in Yes, Uncle!

(photo: unknown, probably London, 1917/18)

This colour halftone postcard of the beauty chorus tableau from Yes, Uncle!, a musical comedy by Austen Hurgon and George Arthurs, with music by Nat D. Ayer and lyrics by Clifford Grey, was issued during the United Kingdom tour, when the company appeared for the week of Monday, 30 September 1918. The piece was originally produced at the Prince of Wales's Theatre, London, on 29 December 1917, when the cast was headed by Fred Leslie, Davy Burnaby, Henri Leoni, Robert Nainby, Leslie Henson, Margaret Bannerman, Julia James, Lily St. John, Alexia Bassian and Gladys Homfrey. Douglas Byng played the small part of Napoleoni.

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