The Geisha

The Geisha, a story of a tea house is a musical comedy in two acts. The score was composed by Sidney Jones to a libretto by Owen Hall, with lyrics by Harry Greenbank. Additional songs were written Lionel Monckton and James Philip.

First performed 25 April 1896 at Daly’s Theatre in London, produced by George Edwardes, the original production ran for 760 performances. This run, the second longest of any musical up to that time, would be beaten three years later by San Toy, which was also written by Jones, Greenbank and Monckton.

The cast of The Geisha included Marie Tempest in the role of O Mimosa San and Letty Lind as the dancing soubrette Molly Seamore. C. Hayden Coffin played Lieutenant Reginald Fairfax, and later Rutland Barrington and Scott Russell joined the cast.

Proceeds (after deducting expenses) from this production were donated to The Greater London Fund for the Blind.

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Show Date: April 1950

Venue: Richmond Theatre

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