Music sheet cover
Printed by Ascherberg, Hopwood and Crew Limited
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
This music sheet is for ‘Bubbles’, a piano solo arrangement of songs from the popular revue Bubbly. It includes the songs 'We'll have a little Cottage', 'Reckless Reggie' and 'She'd a Hole in her Stocking'. Bubbly opened at the Comedy Theatre in May 1917 and featured 12 sketches, or 'Bubbles', as they were billed. The public loved the light and frothy mixture of songs and sketches which were a much-needed antidote to the gloomy news about World War I. The cast included the 25 year old Jack Hulbert, who went on to become a star of musical comedy. Bubbly was produced by Andre Charlot, the Frenchman who was one of the most prolific 20th-century West End producers. He became famous for his series of intimate revues, some co-produced by the great showman C.B.Cochran.