Cover of the 1887 programme for Monte Cristo Jr.
Florence St. John in the title role
Fred Leslie as the servant in Cinder Ellen up too Late
Sheet music cover for the Monte Cristo Jr. Lancers (1886) by Lutz
Sylvia Grey as Linconzina
Sheet music cover for "Ballyhooly"
Lottie Collins as Mariette in Monte Cristo Jr. (1886)
Sheet music cover for "Sahara" from the Broadway version (1919)

Other examples at the Gaiety include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891), and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

- Monte Cristo Jr.

Other examples at the Gaiety include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891), and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

- Carmen up to Data

Other examples include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1891) and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

- Cinder Ellen up too Late
Cover of the 1887 programme for Monte Cristo Jr.

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The Gaiety Theatre, c. 1905

Gaiety Theatre, London

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West End theatre in London, located on Aldwych at the eastern end of the Strand.

West End theatre in London, located on Aldwych at the eastern end of the Strand.

The Gaiety Theatre, c. 1905
Interior of the Gaiety, 1869
A contemporary illustration of Thespis from The Illustrated London News of 6 January 1872
1894: Arthur Williams as William Lurcher (A Sheriff's Officer), in Dorothy
Gaiety Girls, 1896
Part of the programme for the old Gaiety's farewell performance
The theatre in the 1920s

In the 1880s and 90s, the theatre had further success with a number of burlesques with original scores by the theatre's music director, Wilhelm Meyer Lutz, including Faust up to Date (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890) and Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891).

These "new burlesques" included Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Joan of Arc by Adrian Ross and J. L. Shine (1891) and Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891).

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Faust up to Date

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Musical burlesque with a score written by Meyer Lutz .

Musical burlesque with a score written by Meyer Lutz .

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Florence St. John and Fanny Robina in the original production
Sheet music for a piano arrangement of one of Marguerite's songs

Other examples include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Ruy Blas and the Blase Roue (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891) and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Souvenir programme

Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué

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Burlesque written by A. C. Torr and Herbert F. Clark with music by Meyer Lutz.

Burlesque written by A. C. Torr and Herbert F. Clark with music by Meyer Lutz.

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Fred Leslie, Marion Hood and Nellie Farren in the Birmingham premiere
Linda Verner in the premiere
Programme for the Gaiety production
Sylvia Grey in the premiere

Other examples include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891) and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Lutz in 1894

Meyer Lutz

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German-born British composer and conductor who is best known for light music, musical theatre and burlesques of well-known works.

German-born British composer and conductor who is best known for light music, musical theatre and burlesques of well-known works.

Lutz in 1894
Lutz in 1868
Souvenir programme from Ruy Blas
Sheet music to a dance from Faust up to date
Robert Reece and Lutz's The Forty Thieves, 1880

George Edwardes took over management of the Gaiety in 1885 and expanded the format of the burlesques, commissioning Lutz to write original scores for the "new burlesques" at the theatre: Little Jack Sheppard (1885, libretto by Stephens); Monte Cristo Jr. (1886); Miss Esmeralda, or The Maid and the Monkey (1887); Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887); Faust up to Date (1888, libretto by G. R. Sims and Henry Pettitt); Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1889, libretto by Frederick Hobson Leslie and Herbert F. Clark); Carmen up to Data (1890, libretto by Sims and Pettitt); Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891, libretto by Leslie); and Don Juan (1892, book by Leslie, lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Fred Leslie and Nellie Farren as Wild and Jack

Little Jack Sheppard

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Burlesque melodrama written by Henry Pottinger Stephens and William Yardley, with music by Meyer Lutz, with songs contributed by Florian Pascal, Corney Grain, Arthur Cecil, Michael Watson, Henry J. Leslie, Alfred Cellier and Hamilton Clarke.

Burlesque melodrama written by Henry Pottinger Stephens and William Yardley, with music by Meyer Lutz, with songs contributed by Florian Pascal, Corney Grain, Arthur Cecil, Michael Watson, Henry J. Leslie, Alfred Cellier and Hamilton Clarke.

Fred Leslie and Nellie Farren as Wild and Jack
David James and Nellie Farren as Blueskin and Jack
Amy Augarde as Thames Darrell in the revival of Little Jack Sheppard (1894)
Programme for the 1887 touring company
Cover of Gaiety Theatre programme, 1885
Poster for Edinburgh production

These included Monte Cristo Jr. (1886); Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891), and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Souvenir programme

Victorian burlesque

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Genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid-19th century.

Genre of theatrical entertainment that was popular in Victorian England and in the New York theatre of the mid-19th century.

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The Olympic Theatre, for which Planché wrote Olympic Revels
Sheet music from Faust up to Date
American burlesque on Ben Hur, c. 1900.
Florence St. John in Carmen up to Data

They often included Leslie's libretti, written under his pseudonym, "A. C. Torr", and were usually given an original score by Lutz: Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Pretty Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa and Faust up to Date (1888).

The last Gaiety burlesques were Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891), and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Punch cartoon of Edward Terry as Pygmalion

Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed

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Musical burlesque that parodies the Pygmalion legend, and specifically W. S. Gilbert's 1871 play Pygmalion and Galatea.

Musical burlesque that parodies the Pygmalion legend, and specifically W. S. Gilbert's 1871 play Pygmalion and Galatea.

Punch cartoon of Edward Terry as Pygmalion

Other examples include The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole (1877), Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), and Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891).

Sheet music cover for "Killaloe"

Miss Esmeralda

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Victorian burlesque, in two acts, with music by Meyer Lutz and Robert Martin and a libretto by Fred Leslie, under his pseudonym "A. C. Torr", and Horace Mills.

Victorian burlesque, in two acts, with music by Meyer Lutz and Robert Martin and a libretto by Fred Leslie, under his pseudonym "A. C. Torr", and Horace Mills.

Sheet music cover for "Killaloe"

These included Monte Cristo Jr. (1886); Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891) and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

Characters from The Bohemian G-yurl, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1877

The Bohemian G-yurl and the Unapproachable Pole

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Musical burlesque in two acts, with a score by Meyer Lutz to a libretto by Henry James Byron, which played under the management of John Hollingshead at the Gaiety Theatre in London in 1877.

Musical burlesque in two acts, with a score by Meyer Lutz to a libretto by Henry James Byron, which played under the management of John Hollingshead at the Gaiety Theatre in London in 1877.

Characters from The Bohemian G-yurl, Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News, 1877
Kate Vaughan as Arline in The Bohemian G-yurl at the Gaiety Theatre (1877)
Sheet music cover for 'Though Not Living in Pall Mall' - sung by Edward Terry

Other examples at the Gaiety included Blue Beard (1882), Ariel (1883, by F. C. Burnand), Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed (1883), Little Jack Sheppard (1885), Monte Cristo Jr. (1886), Miss Esmeralda (1887), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Mazeppa, Faust up to Date (1888), Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué (1888), Carmen up to Data (1890), Cinder Ellen up too Late (1891) and Don Juan (1892, with lyrics by Adrian Ross).

E. J. Lonnen, c. 1892

E. J. Lonnen

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English actor, comedian and singer known for his performances in musical burlesques, operettas and musical comedies, particularly at the Gaiety Theatre, London at the end of the Victorian era.

English actor, comedian and singer known for his performances in musical burlesques, operettas and musical comedies, particularly at the Gaiety Theatre, London at the end of the Victorian era.

E. J. Lonnen, c. 1892
Lonnen's signature tune, "Killaloe"
Lonnen in Frankenstein

Lonnen made his London debut as Tancred in Falka at the Avenue Theatre in 1885 and subsequently starred in a series of successful musical burlesques at the Gaiety Theatre in London, including Monte Cristo Jr. as De Villefort (1886), Miss Esmeralda as Frollo (1887, in which he sang Killaloe, perhaps his most popular song), Frankenstein, or The Vampire's Victim (1887), Faust up to date as Mephistopheles (1888), Carmen up to Data as José (1890) and Cinder Ellen up too Late as Prince Belgravia (1891).