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The Better 'Ole,   
or, The Romance of Old Bill

Performances suspended from Aug. 21-Sept. 8, 1919 due to Actors' Equity Strike.
 
Greenwich Village Theatre , (10/19/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Cort Theatre , (11/18/1918 - Closing date unknown)
Booth Theatre , (6/16/1919 - 8/21/1919)
Booth Theatre , (9/08/1919 - 10/04/1919)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Oct 19, 1918   
Closing Date:Oct 04, 1919 Total Performances:353

Category: Special, Comedy, Extravaganza, Original, Broadway
Description: A Comedy with Music in Two Acts, 7 Scenes and an Epilogue
Setting: Before Novermber 10, 1918 somewhere in France and somewhere in England


Production Staff
Produced by Charles Coburn and Mrs. Charles Coburn
Book by Bruce Bairnsfather and Capt. Arthur Elliott; Music by Herman Darewski; Lyrics by Percival Knight and James Heard; Music arranged by Herman Darewski; Musical Director: Eliott Schenck; Featuring songs by Florence Methven, Oliver DeGerde and Peter Bernard; Featuring songs with lyrics by Marion Gillespie and W. R. Titterton
Staged by Percival Knight; Choreographed by Lily Leonora
Scenic Design by Ernest Albert; Costume Design by Christie and Co. and Mme. Broich
Cast
Kenyon Bishop Maggie, Mrs. Bill Busby
Eugene Borden A French Porter
Colin Campbell Alf
Mollie Carroll Helene from Belgium
Nevin Clark Military Postman
An Old Villager
A Tommy
Charles Coburn Old Bill
Mrs. Charles Coburn Victoire
J.M. Deeter A Tommy
Mona Desmonde Suzette from France
Charles Engels A Tommy
William Fish A Tommy
Vici Ioucelli A Tommy
Athalie Jenkins Maggie from Scotland
Therese Josephs Rosa from Italy
Theodora Keene Peg from Canada
Albert Kenway A Tommy
Gwen Lewis Angele
George Logan The Vicar
A Tommy
Charles McNaughton Bert
Hazel O'Brien Suzette from France
Lillian Spencer Captain of the Women's Workers' Camp
William Swayne A Tommy
Edwin Taylor The Sergeant Major
Howard Taylor A French Officer
Lark Taylor Captain Milne
A Spy
Helen Tilden Berthe
Marguerite Torrey Mollie from Ireland
Ruth Urban Mary Brown from America
Ruth Vivian Kate
Henry Ward A Tommy
Henry Warwick The Colonel
Rene Wren A Tommy
Eugenie Young Rachel
Nancy from England
music by Herman Darewski; lyrics by Percival Knight and James Heard
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

Tommy Suzette from France and Tommies
(When You Take) That Trip Across the Rhine
(music by Percival Knight)
Captain of the Women's Workers' Camp and Women War Workers
(My Word! Ain't We) Carrying On
(lyrics by Percival Knight, James Heard, Herman Darewski and Melville Gideon)
Bert, Alf and Old Bill
We Wish We Was in Blighty
(lyrics by W. R. Titterton)
Bert, Alf and Old Bill
When You Look in the Heart of a Rose
(music by Florence Methven; lyrics by Marion Gillespie)
(She's) Venus de Milo (to Me)
(music by Oliver DeGerde and Peter Bernard; lyrics by Oliver DeGerde and Peter Bernard)
Old Bill
Je sais que vous etes gentil
(music by Percival Knight and P.H. Christine; lyrics by Percival Knight and Grant Stewart)
Berthe and Bert
(Have a Little) Regiment of Our Own
(music by Percival Knight)
Bert and French Girls
Regiment of Our Own Bert and Mollie from Ireland