31 December 2018
Kelly and Leon’s company will give “Barber Blu” this week. A burlesque entitled, “Gin-nevieve-Graw” is announced for Monday next.
The public never seem to tire of Barbe Bleue in opera or burlesque. Leon’s parody of Offenbach’s opera Barbe Bleue was produced last night and was well received.
“’Blue Beard’ is revived in this hall in the usual ‘regardless of expense’ style. Kelly is the uxorious Frenchman and Leon the pauvre Boulotte. To this complexion must Offenbach come at last. Rose Bell, in Ethiopian physiognomy, will be the next essay of the adventurous Leon. Genevieve in cork will be curious if not interesting.”
“At Kelly & Leon’s ‘Barber Blu,’ interpreted by these heroes, put a good humored audience into a state of risability not to be forgotten till next Christmas.”