Troupes : Contents

*  = see “Digger Field Theatres & Concert Parties” page    /     = see “Juvenile Troupes” page
For insight into the movements of performers between various troupes see:
Performers and Associated Troupes: Revue, Revusical and Musical Comedy Companies
(Last updated: 5/04/2014)
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A

  • Ada Delroy Co [aka Delroy-Bell Company]
  • Ada Reeve Vaudeville Co (Perth, 1924)
  • Airistocrats    [aka Aristocrats of the Air]
  • Al Bruce & His Rosebuds
  • All Digger Co *  [aka Mademoiselle Mimi Diggers]
  • Alma’s All-Star Co
  • Amateur Frolics Co *  [aka No 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps]
  • American Burlesque Co
  • Anzacs, The *
  • Anzac Coves *
  • Arrivals of 1922
  • Arthur Hemsley’s Dandies
  • Art Slavin Revue Co
  • Australian Bushranging Bio & Specialty Co
  • Australian Dandies, The *
  • Australian Eleven Minstrel & Variety Co
  • Australian Flying Corps Concert Party *
  • Australian Minstrel Co
  • Australian Natives Vaudeville Co

B

  • Bachelder’s Anglo-American Christy’s Minstrels
  • Bain & Lawton’s Vaudeville Co
  • Baldwin’s Butterfly Co
  • Baltimore Minstrels [1]   [aka Amateur Baltimore Minstrels]
  • Baltimore Minstrels [2]
  • Barlow, Bromley, Buckley & Holly
  • Beaufort Merrymakers, The *
  • Bent & Bachelder’s Anglo-American Christy Minstrels
  • Bert Le Blanc’s Travesty Stars
  • Billy Cass Co
  • Billy Maloney’s New Ideas
  • Billy Maloney’s Scandals [1]
  • Billy Maloney’s Scandals [2]
  • Biograph & Trans-Atlantic Entertainers
  • Black Diamonds Costume Comedy Co *
  • Bletsoe’s Tabloid Musical Comedy Co
  • Blondenette Lady Minstrels
  • Blue Dandies, The *
  • Blue Diamonds, The *
  • Boley’s Minstrels
  • Bosley Vaudeville Co
  • Bryant’s All-Star Novelty Co
  • Buckley & Holly’s Pleasure Party
  • Buffalo Female Minstrels [aka Buffalo Female Minstrels & Sable Opera Co]

C

  • Cameo Revue Co/The Gaieties
  • Campbell’s Minstrels [1]
  • Campbell’s Minstrels [2]
  • Charles Godfrey Vaudeville Co
  • Cheer-Oh Girls *
  • Cheevers, Kennedy & Bent’s Minstrels
  • Christy’s Minstrels [1]
  • Christy’s Original Sable Opera Troupe
  • Clark and Shine’s All-Star Co
  • Classics of 1923  [aka Rawdon Blandford’s Classics of 1923 • Rawdon Blandford’s New English Comedy Co]
  • Clay’s Waxworks & Vaudeville Co
  • Cole’s Varieties
  • Congo Minstrels, The
  • Coo-ees, The *
  • Cosmopolitan Band & Coloured Opera Troupe  [aka Coloured Opera Troupe]
  • Courtiers Costume Comedy Co  [aka McCallum’s Courtiers]

D

  • Dan Barry’s World-Wide Wonder Show
  • Day in Dogtown Co, A
  • Devereaux’s World’s Biotint Entertainers
  • Diamond Variety Co  [aka The Diamonds]
  • Drolls, Th’  [aka Bert Rache’s Th’ Drolls]
  • Dum Dum Dinkums *

E

  • Edward Branscombe’s Dandies
  • Edward Branscombe’s Jesters
  • Elite Burlesque, Minstrel and Variety Co
  • Ella Carrington’s Stray Leaves Combination
  • Elton Black Revue Co  [aka Elton Black/Kate Howarde Revue Co]
  • Elton Black’s New Follies
  • Emerson’s California Minstrels
  • Empties, The * [aka The M.T.s]
  • English Pierrot Entertainers [aka Famous Pierrots]
  • Eric Masters’ Merry Whirls  [aka Eric Masters’ Maxims]
  • Ethiopian Serenaders [2]

F

  • Famous Diggers *  [aka Pat Hanna’s Famous Diggers]
  • Faust Family
  • F. Gayle Wyer’s Band Box Revue Co
  • Field Artillery Pirates *
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Fitzgerald’s All Stars  [aka Fitzgerald Brothers Vaudeville, Dramatic and Musical Combination • Clifton-Vane Refined Vaudeville and Dramatic Co]
  • Florack’s Federal Minstrels
  • Flying Kangaroos, The *
  • Fred Davys’ Bright Lights Co
  • Frivolities of 1935
  • Fullers’ American Revue Co
  • Futurists, The [1]
  • Futurists, The [2]

G

  • Gallipoli Strollers, The [1] *
  • Gallipoli Strollers, The [2] *
  • Gay Crusaders, The
  • George Sorlie Vaudeville and Revue Co
  • George Wallace Revue Co
  • Georgia Minstrels [1]  [aka Corbyn’s Original Georgia Minstrels]
  • Georgia Minstrels [2]   [aka C. B. Hicks’ Original Georgia Minstrels]
  • Gibbons’ Minstrels
  • Globetrotters, The
  • Graham Mitchell’s Jesters
  • Graham Mitchell’s Serenaders
  • Green Diamonds, The *

H

  • Harry Clay’s No 1 Musical Comedy Co
  • Harry Cogill’s New Musical Comedy Co  [aka Harry Cogill’s Federal Minstrel Co / Bright Lights Co]
  • Harry Ross Revue Co  [aka The Joybringers]
  • Hill’s World’s Entertainers
  • Hiscocks’ Federal Minstrels
  • Hudson’s Surprise Party
  • Hugo’s Buffalo Minstrels
  • Hugo Minstrels (USA)
  • Hussey, Kelly & Holly’s Celebrated Comedians
  • Huxham’s Serenaders

I

  • Ike Delavale Revue Co
  • Issues Comedy Co *

J

  • Jasper’s Pantomime Co
  • Jim Gerald Revue Co  [aka Jim Gerald’s Miniature Musical Comedy Co]
  • Jones’s Huge Surprise Party
  • Jones’s Mammoth Moving Theatre [aka Jones’s Moving King Theatre]

K

  • Kangaroos [2] *  [aka Australian Graves Detachment Concert Party]
  • Kangaroo Koncert Kompany *
  • Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels
  • Kenna’s Empire Minstrels
  • Kookaburras, The [1] *
  • Kookaburras, The [2] *
  • Kookaburras, The [3] *
  • K-Nuts, The

L

  • La Feuillade, Peel & Weston’s Christy Minstrels
  • Lawton, Dearin & Sayers’ Troubadours
  • Lawton & Dearin’s Federal Minstrels & Comiques
  • Lawton & Leslies’ All Nations Co
  • League of Notions
  • Liddiard’s Lilliputians
  • Lizzie Hasting’s Minstrels
  • Lizzie Hasting’s Picnic Party
  • London Bioscope Co
  • London Revels [aka Black and Northcote’s London Revels]
  • Lottie’s Royal Magnet Troupe
  • Loyola’s Magnet Variety Troupe [aka Loyala & Wilson’s Magnet Troupe]
  • Luxor Smilers  [aka Shafto’s Smilers]

M

  • McAdoo’s Georgia Minstrels & Alabama Cakewalkers
  • McAdoo’s Jubilee Singers
  • Madge Cloherty’s Celebrities
  • Matsa Vaudeville Co
  • Merrymakers, The *
  • Mirthquakers, The
  • Mo & His Merrymakers
  • Moon & Morris Revue Co
  • Mutoscope Biotint Co
  • Myra Carden’s Magnet Co

N

  • Nat Phillips’ Stiffy & Mo Co  [aka Nat Phillips Tabloid Musical Comedy Co]
  • Nat Phillips’ Whirligigs Co
  • New Ideas
  • New York Serenaders [1]
  • New York Serenaders [2]
  • Night Birds, The *
  • Nightingale Serenaders [1]
  • Nightingale Serenaders [2]
  • 1925 Minstrels

O

  • O’Donnell & Ray’s Pantomime Co
  • Old Time Minstrels [1929]
  • Old Time Nigger Minstrels [1]  (Fullers)
  • Old Time Nigger Minstrels [2]  (Fullers)

P

  • Palais Royal Cabaret & Vaudeville Co
  • Paragon Bellringers, The
  • Perham Stars, The *  [aka The Aussies / No. 1 Command Depot Concert Party, 8 Battalion]
  • Polite Vaudeville & Minstrel Co
  • Pollard’s Lilliputians Opera Co [1] (1881-1886) †
  • Pollard’s Lilliputians Opera Co [2] (1891-1905) †
  • Pollard’s Juvenile Opera Co [3] (1907-1910) †
  • Priddy’s Electric Marvels & Mammoth Specialty Combination

Q

  • Queen’s Variety Troupe

R

  • Revellers, The
  • Richards’ Entertainers
  • Richard Shafto’s Revels
  • Royal Magnet Combination Troupe
  • Royal Magnet Variety Troupe [1] 1872-1873
  • Royal Magnet Variety Troupe [2] 1885-1885
  • Royal Pantomime Co
  • Royal Strollers [1] [aka Sydney James’ Pierrot Pie Co]
  • Royal Strollers [2] [aka Charles Weston’s Royal Strollers]

S

  • Sam Dearin’s Minstrels & Comiques
  • San Francisco Minstrels [1] (1857-1862)
  • San Francisco Minstrels [2] (1861-1862)
  • Sentimental Blokes, The *
  • Serenaders, The *
  • Serenaders, The [1936]
  • Shaw’s Entertainers [Shaw’s Merrymakers / The English Pierrots]
  • Shipp’s Entertainers / Minstrels  [Edwin Shipp companies]
  • Slade Murray’s Gaiety Burlesque Co [aka Slade Murray’s English Specialty Co]
  • Smart Set, The [aka Smart Set Entertainers]
  • Smart Set Diggers *
  • Snapshots Revue Co
  • Snowdrop Minstrels
  • So and So’s Costume Comedy Co (Adelaide)
  • So and So’s Co (Perth)
  • Stanley McKay’s Gaieties
  • Stanley McKay’s No 1 Pantomime Co
  • Stanley McKay’s Pantomime Moving Theatre Co
  • State Entertainers (Launceston)
  • Sudholz’s Bio-Tableau & World’s Entertainers
  • Sunbeam Pantomime Children ^
  • Sunshine Kiddies, The [aka Rahilly-Brown’s Sunshine Kiddies] †
  • Swastika Players, The

T

  • Ted Tutty’s Vaudeville Co
  • Tivoli Frolics
  • T.O.M.C.A.T.S.  (Charters Towers)
  • Topics of 1925  [aka Colin Crane’s Topics of 1925]
  • Totten’s Harmoneons
  • Town Topics
  • Trilby Tourists, The
  • Tropical Troubadours, The *

V

  • Versatiles, The
  • Verto Vaudeville Co [aka Myorama Vaudeville Combination]
  • Verto’s Biotint & Novelty Co
  • Veterans of Variety [1929]
  • Vital & Electric Sparks Co [aka Bella Sutherland’s Vital Sparks Co • Bella Sutherland’s Musical & Specialty Co]
  • Vogues and Vanities

W

  • Walter George Sunshine Players
  • Wanderers, The   [aka George Stephenson’s Wanderers]
  • Wattle Birds, The *
  • Weichard’s International Vaudeville Stars
  • Western Wallabies  [aka Nat Hanley’s Western Wallabies]
  • Weston & Hussey’s Minstrels
  • Weston & La Feuillade’s Minstrels
  • Whizz-bangs [2] *
  • William Anderson’s London Vaudeville Stars
  • Will’s Surprise Party
  • Who’s Who Costume Revue Entertainers  [aka Bert Le Blanc’s Big Revue Co]
  • Wombats, The *
  • World’s Animatograph Co
  • World’s Entertainers [2]
  • World’s Entertainers [3]
  • World’s Entertainers [4] [aka Frank Reis’s World’s Entertainers]
  • World’s Entertainers & Animatograph Co
  • World’s Star Entertainers
  • World’s Vaudeville Co

Y

  • Y.A.L. White Minstrels †  [Y.A.L. Boys / White Minstrels Revue Co]
  • Ye Olde Nigger Minstrels (Tivoli Celebrity Vaudeville)
  • Young Australia League (Y.A.L.)

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Images L-R: Bletsoes’ Tabloid Musical Comedy Co; Georgia Minstrels, George Sorlie Revue Company; F. Gayle Wyer’s Band Box Revue Co.
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Published on February 6, 2011 at 2:12 am  Comments Off on Troupes : Contents