Not something I thought I would see but.......
From The Era of 16 January, 1918.
SINBAD AT FELIXSTOWE
Pantomime, on Monday, Jan. 7.
Written by Rob Currie. Music by William Carlton, and Produced by C.H Mortimer at the Playhouse. Felixstowe.
Mr. Rob Currie presented this week the second of his comic pantomimes, at the Playhouse, Felixstowe. Though it is already a favourite here, he has the town a splendid show. The story is closely adhered to, though the few "gags"introduced are novel. In “Swim. Sam, Swim" Mr. Currie gets the audience in friendly mood at once, and is responsible for hearty laughter as Sinbad. Mr. Fred Whisstock as Mrs. Sinbad is an invaluable foil, and presents delightful impression of the cantankerous lady. Sinbad is well portrayed by Miss Hilda Clayton, who sings "Cheerio! Sailor Boy” in sprightly, fashion. Dolly Dimple, Sinbad's sweetheart, is safely left to Miss May Motile, who makes the most of the character. Miss Kitty Weightman, is another local favourite, who comes up expectations as Jack Toe. As Bully and Biscuit, bosun and mate, Mr. Cedric Miller and Mr. Charles H. Mortimer are very laughable, the latter also giving a humorous ditty, " In War-time.” Mr. Wilfred H. Bishop is seen to advantage as Captain Cross Eyes. Mr. Sid Whall, besides capably superintending the stage management, makes a splendid Emperor, assisted by Miss Dolly Frayling as the Sultana. Miss Gwen Kay sings in top form, "God’s Greatest Gift ” in the character of the Fairy Queen; and mention must made of capital piece of acting Mr. Harry Attwater as the Old Man of the Sea. Novelty effects include full-sized model tank and submarine item. The scenery is effective, and the dresses are very pretty.