Date: 1878 First Edition
Published By Metzler
Theatre: Opera Comique, London
Performance: Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ D’Oyly Carte Production
Main Actors: D’Oyly Carte Company with Mr. Richard Temple, Mr. George Grossmith, Mr. Rutland Barrington, Miss Jessie Bond.
This extremely rare ‘book of words’ contains the lyrics and script of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. Likely to have been owned by a member of management, cast or the prompter, this book has the original cast noted on the Dramatis Personae in fine pencil. After much research, we have noted the similarity between the cast annotations and George Grossmith’s signature.
Richard Temple created the role of Dick Deadeye for this 1878 performance which became internationally successful.
40 pages excluding front and back covers. H 20½ cms x W13 cms