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Railway Institute, Devonshire Street, Sydney. The Railway & Tramway Musical Society … in Lionel Monckton’s comic opera “A Country Girl” (By arrangement with Messrs. J. C. Williamson Ltd.). Monday 22nd [to] Saturday 27th September, 1913.

$110.00 AUD

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Sydney : Carter’s Builder Printing Works, [1913]. Narrow quarto (280 x 110 mm), self-wrappers (featuring advertisements for Anthony Horderns’ men’s and women’s fashion and Fine Art Gallery); [16] pp, with numerous illustrated advertisements and photographic illustrations including portraits of stars Miss Mabel Batchelor and Reg Riemenschneider, musical director Leo Grouse and Railway & Tramway Musical Society Secretary R. E. Bedwell; centre pages with full cast list; front wrapper with contemporary newspaper review of this production of “A Country Girl” affixed to top edge; lower wrapper with an old tape repair and loss at upper margin (no loss of text), top corners a little dog-eared, staples rusted, but internally clean and sound.

Rare programme for a pre-World War One Sydney amateur theatre production.

The Railway & Tramway Musical Society was established in 1894, and continued to entertain Sydney audiences with its light fare – mostly musical comedies – up until 1930.

No other example traced.