Fi-Fi of the Toy Shop
(1915)

This concert was presented at the Royal Theatre to raise money "to furnish a semi-private ward in the new wing of the hospital on Ward Street, and maintain the same, so far as possible, for the returned men and their families. This room will be dedicated to the memory of the Port Hope boys who gave their lives for us."
John B. Rogers Producing Company
Presents
FI-FI
OF THE TOY SHOP

An Extravaganza with Music
ROYAL THEATRE
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
MAY 19 AND 20
Auspices COL. ARTHUR WILLIAMS CHAPTER
I.O.D.E.
REHEARSED AND STAGED BY JOHN P. ALLEN
ACCOMPANIST: MISS VIOLA GEORGE



Play Theme
Bonnie, the toy maker's daughter, wandering in the woods near her father's shop at the close of day, is overtaken by the Sandman, who puts her into a magic sleep. She dreams a wonderful dream wherein the bisque and wooden creations of her father's toy shop come to life and many strange adventures befall her before the morning light scatters the charm.



Scene Synopsis
ACT I
Scene 1 - Woods near Bonnie's Home
Scene 2 - The Toy Shop
ACT II
Scene 1 - The Toy Shop
Scene 2 - The Milky Way
ACT III
Scene 1 - A Garden in Fairyland
Scene 2 - The Woods


Principals
  • BonnieMiss Gertrude Petrie
  • Fi-FiMiss Elfreeda Boulton
  • SandmanMr. J.T. George
  • Tack HammerFred O'Neill
  • Aurelia, the FairyMiss Audrey Rosevear
  • Lieut. TinheartMr. Harold McMahon
  • Aurelia, the WitchMrs. C. Massie
  • Prince Lolly PopKenneth Blood
  • Capt. Barnicle Mr. F. McMahon
  • LooseyMiss Lola Brown
  • InkspotMiss Edna McMullen
  • Jap DollMiss Mildred Carroll
  • Bo-PeepMiss Gladys Westaway
  • Doll's HeadJosie Hayden
  • Man in the MoonMr. Roy Pipher
  • Talking DollMiss Mildred Massie
  • ClownsErnest Wells, Aubrey Hamly
  • Solo DancerMiss Margery Bennett

Jumping Jacks
Kenneth Moffatt, Arnold Wiseman, Jack Jackson, Jack Douglas, Grant McMillan, Travers Horton, Robert Elliot, Harold Hancock, Eric Carr.

China Dolls
Audrey Brown, Emily Carroll, Margaret Sanders, Lottie Garbutt, Mildred Massie, Kathleen Curran, Gertrude Quinlan, Ruth Wilson, Muriel Hancock.

Animals
Kenneth Burtch, Scott Pipher, Norman Strong, Walter Stewart, Keith Mark, Robert Welsh.

Paper Dolls
Maybelle Forrest, Maud Lawrence, Irene Hugh, Lois Gibson, Evelyne Sainsbury, Lillian Britton, Margaret Jamieson, Dorothy Wickett.

Letter Blocks
Katherine Singleton, Florence Forrest, Lina King, Eleanor Armstrong, Mildred Randall, Dorothy Kirkland, Marie Taylor, Venita Hales.

Fairies
Mary Horton, Isabelle Hayden, Adeline Armstrong, Aileen Mitchell, Margaret Aikens, Ilene Hancock, Doris Stevens, Helen Moore, Dorothy Fourt, Ruth Mercer, Mary Curtis, Grace Davison, Gladys Armstrong, Robbie Lowe, Marion Tresise, Helen Roache, Dorothy Peacock, Margaret Austin, Kathleen Pardoe, Carrol Gould, Gladys McCurdy, Annie Brown, Eleanor Ling, olda Fox, Edna row, Elsie Page, Audrey McBride, Audrey Kirkland, Madeline Bennett, Grace Potts, Jeanette Morrow, Rose Harwood, Dorothy Gould, Edith Hussey, Florence Harwood, Dorothy Kuhne, Rose McKinley, Armada Fogler, Ruth Hughes, Lottie Hughes, Leona Mason, Muriel Thomas, Flora McDonald, Olga Johnson, Mary Roach, Muriel Demill, Elsie O'Neill, Irene McMahon, Helen Pipher, Ruth Armstrong.

Bridesmaids
Minnie Lapp, Carrie Hayden, Josie Hayden, Daisy Merrifield, Muriel Thompson, Gladys Fligg, Annette Sculthorpe, Violet Wells, Dorothy Daley, Muriel Gifford, Jean Snider, Madeline Boulton, Margery Bennett (solo dancer).

A photocopy of the above programme can be ordered from the Port Hope Archives (PHA:2006.34.1.1)

Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario
www.alivingpast.ca