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Rose of Persia 1900Mr R D'Oyly Carte's Opera Company

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Sullivan's last completed stage work had a successful tour a few months after its London opening.

It seems that this Scottish tour may have been unusual - Glasgow and Dundee dates are separated by a single week, but this was not spent at the Edinburgh Lyceum. Unusually, for a company visiting Dundee, The Rose does not appear to have gone to Aberdeen either. The company was at the Tyne Theatre, Newcastle two weeks before Glasgow (w/c 9 July), so the weeks starting 16 & 30 July and 13 August, to be accounted for, may have been at Scottish venues.

There may have been scheduling issues - a second DC company with a mixed repertoire of G & S works, was also in the area - 2 weeks starting 6 Aug at the Lyceum then 2 weeks from 20 Aug at Glasgow Royalty. A week in Dundee followed from 10 September. The week from 3 September may well have been in Aberdeen.

Cast from programme in the Lamb Collection, Dundee Central Library.

Dates at other venue(s) to be added.

Performance Cast

Sultan Mahmoud of Persia

J Edward Fraser

Hassan a Philanthropist

Mr M R Morand

Yussuf a Professional Story-Teller

Bertram Binyon

Abdallah a Priest

Frank Wilson

Grand Vizier

Mr A E Rees


Mr R Rous

Royal Executioner

Rudolph Lewis

Rose-in-Bloom the Sultana Zubeydeh, disguised

Ada Davies

Dancing Sunbeam Hassan's First Wife

Alice Aynsley Cook

Heart's Desire a Favourite Slave of the Sultana

Ethel Stuart Barker

Honey-of-Life a Favourite Slave of the Sultana

Gertrude Jerrard


Ethel Stuart Barker

Scent-of-Lilies a Favourite Slave of the Sultana

Elsie Duncan

Blush-of-Morning Hassan's Twenty-Fifth Wife

Nora Maguire

Production Cast


Mr E Vousden

Performance DatesRose of Persia 1900

Map List

Royalty, Glasgow | Glasgow

23 Jul, 19.30 24 Jul, 19.30 25 Jul, 19.30 26 Jul, 19.30 27 Jul, 19.30 28 Jul, 19.30

Her Majesty's Theatre, Dundee | Dundee

6 Aug, 19.30 7 Aug, 19.30 8 Aug, 19.30 9 Aug, 19.30 10 Aug, 19.30 11 Aug, 19.00

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