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Pollard's Liliputian Opera, 1899 (2nd of 3)

Pollard's Liliputian Opera, 1899

Tom Pollard's Liliputian Opera Company was a touring company which offered light comedies.This poster advertises Saucy Susie, which was based on a popular melodrama, Black-eyed Susan, about corruption in the British navy. It played at the Opera House in Wellington in April 1899.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-E-OPERA-1899-01

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Jock Phillips, 'Culture and recreation in the city - Organised culture before 1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 11 Mar 2010