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"We are all taught, and, being taught, believe that Man, sprung from an Ape, is Ape at heart.".

PRINCESS IDA
Original Cast 1884


King Hildebrand

Mr. Rutland Barrington

Hilarion, his son Mr. H. Bracy
Cyril, Hilarion's friend

Mr. Durward Lely

Florian, Hilarion's friend

Mr. Ryley

King Gama

Mr. George Grossmith

Arac, his son

Mr. Richard Temple

Guron, his son

Mr. William Lugg

Scynthius, his son

Mr. Warwick Grey

Princess Ida, Gama's daughter

Miss Leonora Braham

Lady Blanche, Professor of Abstract Science

Miss Brandram

Lady Psyche, Professor of Humanities

Miss Chard

Melissa, Lady Blanche's daughter

Miss Jessie Bond

Sacharissa, a girl graduate

Miss Sybil Grey

Chloe, a girl graduate

Miss Heathcote

Ada, a girl graduate

Miss Twyman

Chorus of Soldiers, Courtiers, 'Girl Graduates', 'Daughters of the Plough', etc.

Original Costumes

George Grossmith as King Gama

Rutland Barrington as King Hildebrand

Rosina Brandram as Lady Blanche

Charles Ryley, Henry Bracy and Durward Lely as Florian, Hilarion and Cyril

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