PE0288. BRAN PIE, recorded 1919, w.Arthur Grudge Cond. Prince of Wales' Theatre Ensemble; Beatrice Lillie, Lee White, José de Moraes, Odette Myrtil, Phyllis Titmuss, Jack Hulbert, Phyllis Titmayer, etc. (England) Palaeophonics 146, w.Elaborate 'The Play' 20pp. Brochure replete with numerous photos of the Prince of Wales' Theatre 1919 production & biographies. Excellently transferred from the legendary Acoustic 78rpm English Columbia rarities.
“BRAN PIE, which Mr. André Charlot produced at the Prince of Wales’ Theatre last night is an inspiration. It is the finest variety entertainment in London. The whole thing seems to have been conceived to bring the old happy-go-lucky spirit of the music hall back to the London stage, and the triumph was undoubted. Dainty and daring dresses, pretty and pert chorus girls, merry and melodious tunes and a company of uncompromising comedians make an ideal antidote for war weariness. This is a splendid company of artists, including Miss Odette Myrtil, who plays the violin divinely, the inimitable Two Bobs and Miss Beatrice Lillie in some characteristic and charming numbers.”
- THE DAILY MIRROR, 29 August, 1919