Fun on the Bristol

Fun on the Bristol alternated with Hunt the Sipper on this tour

Cast & Crew


Captain Cranberry
Count Menaggio
Dora McAllister
Nora O’Brien
Richard Sparks
Thomas Cranberry
Widow O’Brien
  (credited as Tom Lisbourne)


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Play description

An American “Eccentric, Musical Comedy-Oddity”, which grew out of the minstrel show. Much of the second half was taken up with the cast performing party pieces that changed with the cast or production. The piece enjoyed great success in “the provinces” but was deemed not sophisticated enough for London audiences. It was toured by several companies (sometimes three or four rival companies being on the road at the same time), and survived for on the road for nearly thirty years.


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