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    1879

  • Madame Favart, comic opera by H. B. Farnie, music by Jacques Offenbach, Strand Theatre, 12 April 1879, 502 performances
  • 1880

  • Billee Taylor, nautical comic opera in 2 acts by Henry Pottinger Stephens, music by Edward Solomon, Imperial Theatre, London, 30 October 1880
  • 1886

  • Dorothy, comedy opera in three acts by B. C. Stephenson, music by Alfred Cellier, Gaiety Theatre, London, 25 September 1886, 931 performances
  • 1889

  • Doris, comedy opera in three acts by B. C. Stephenson, music by Alfred Cellier, Lyric Theatre, London, 20 April 1889
  • The Red Hussar, comedy opera in 3 acts by Henry Pottinger Stephens, music by Edward Solomon, Lyric Theatre, London, 23 November 1889
  • 1893

  • Morocco Bound, musical farcical comedy in two acts by Arthur Branscombe, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Frank Osmond Carr, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 13 April 1893, 295 performances
  • A Gaiety Girl, musical comedy in two acts by Owen Hall, lyrics by Harry Greenbank, music by Sidney Jones, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 14 October 1893, 413 performances
  • 1894

  • King Kodak, music by Alfred Plumpton, John Crook, Lionel Monckton, Walter Slaughter, and five others, Terry's Theatre, 30 April 1894
  • The Shop Girl
  • The Shop Girl, musical farce in 2 acts by H J W Dam, music by Ivan Caryll. Additional numbers by Adrian Ross and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 24 November 1894, 546 performances
  • 1896

  • The French Maid, musical comedy in two acts by Basil Hood, music by Walter Slaughter, Theatre Royal, Bath, 4 April 1896, Terry's Theatre, London, 24 April 1897
  • The Geisha, a story of a tea house, Japanese musical play in two acts by Owen Hall, lyrics by Harry Greenbank, music by Sidney Jones, additional songs by Lionel Monckton and James Philip, Daly's Theatre, London, 25 April 1896, 760 performances
  • Monte Carlo, music by Howard Talbot, Avenue Theatre, 27 August 1896, 48 performances
  • The Circus Girl, musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner and Walter Apllant, lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross, music by Ivan Caryll, additional music by Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 5 December 1896, 497 performances
  • 1897

  • La Pouppee, comic opera by Arthur Sturgess, music by Edmund Audran, Prince of Wales Theatre, 24 February 1897, 576 performances, 576 performances
  • The Belle of New York, musical comedy in two acts by 'Hugh Morton' (C. M. S. McLellan), music by Gustave Kerker, Casino Theatre, New York, 28 September 1897; Shaftsbury Theatre, London, 12 April 1898, 697 performances
  • 1898

  • A Runaway Girl, musical comedy in two acts by Seymour Hicks and Harry Nicholls, lyrics by Aubrey Hopwood and Harry Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 21 May 1898, 593 performances
  • A Greek Slave, musical comedy in two acts by Owen Hall, lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross, music by Sidney Jones, additional music by Lionel Monckton, Daly's Theatre, London, 8 June 1898, 349 performances
  • 1899

  • San Toy, or The Emperor's Own, Chinese musical comedy in two acts by Edward A. Morton, lyrics by Harry Greenbank and Adrian Ross, music by Sidney Jones, additional songs by Lionel Monckton, Daly's Theatre, London, 21 October 1899, 768 performances
  • Florodora, musical comedy in two acts by Owen Hall, lyrics by Ernest Boyd-Jones and Paul Rubens, music by Leslie Stuart, additional songs by Paul Rubens, Lyric Theatre, London, 11 November 1899, 455 performances
  • 1900

  • The Messenger Boy, musical comedy in 2 acts by James T Tanner and Alfred Murray, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 3 February 1900, 429 performances
  • 1901

  • The Toreador, musical comedy in two acts by James T. Tanner and Harry Nicholls, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 17 June 1901, 675 performances
  • A Chinese Honeymoon, musical comedy in 2 acts by George Dance, music by Howard Talbot; Theatre Royal, Hanley, 16 October 1899; Royal Strand Theatre, London, 5 October 1901, 1,075 performances
  • 1902

  • A Country Girl, musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross, additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton, additional songs by Paul Rubens, Daly's Theatre, London, 18 January 1902, 729 performances
  • My Lady Molly, comedy opera in two acts by George H. Jessop, additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Charles H. Taylor, music by Sidney Jones, Theatre Royal, Brighton, 11 August 1902 and Terry's Theatre, London, 14 March 1903.
  • The Girl from Kays, musical play in 3 acts by Owen Hall, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Claude Aveling, music by Ivan Caryll and Cecil Cook, Apollo Theatre, London, 15 November 1902, 432 performances
  • 1903

  • Princess of Kensington, comic opera in two acts by Basil Hood, music by Edward German, Savoy Theatre, London, 22 January 1903, 115 performances
  • The Duchess of Dantzic, romantic light opera in three acts by Henry Hamilton, music by Ivan Caryll, Lyric Theatre, London, 17 October 1903, 236 performances
  • The Orchid, musical play by J. T. Tanner, music my Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, 26 October 1903, 559 performances
  • The Earl and the Girl, musical comedy in 2 acts by Seymour Hicks, lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll, Adelphi Theatre, London, 10 December 1903
  • 1904

  • The Blue Moon, musical play in three acts by Harold Ellis, lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Paul Rubens, music by Howard Talbot and Paul A. Rubens, Northampton, 29 February 1904; Lyric Theatre, London, 28 August 1905
  • The Cingalee or Sunny Celon, musical play in two acts by James Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton, additional dialogue, music and lyrics by Paul Rubens, Daly's Theatre, London, 5 March 1904
  • Sergeant Brue, musical farce in 3 acts by Own Hall, lyrics by J. Hickory Wood, music by Lisa Lehmann and others, Strand Theatre, London, 14 June 1904, 280 performances
  • The Catch of the Season, musical play by Seymour Hicks and Cosmo Hamilton, music by H.R. Haines and Evelyn Barker, Vaudeville Theatre, 9 September 1904, 621 performances
  • 1905

  • The White Chrysanthemum, lyrical comedy in three acts by Leedham Bantok and Arthur Anderson, lyrics by Anderson, music by Howard Talbot, Criterion Theatre, London, 31 August 1905, 179 performances
  • Mr. Popple (of Ippleton), comedy with music in three acts by Paul A. Rubens, Apollo Theatre, London, 14 November 1905, 173 performances
  • 1906

  • The Dairymaids, farcical musical play in two acts by Alexander M. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge, lyrics by Paul Rubens and Arthur Wimperis, music by Paul A. Rubens and Frank E. Tours, Apollo Theatre, London, 14 April 1906, played for 8 months
  • The Girl Behind the Counter, farcical musical play in two acts by Leedham Bantock and Arthur Anderson, lyrics by Arthur Anderson, additional lyrics by Percy Greenbank, music by Howard Talbot, additional music by Augustus Barratt and J. St. A. Johnson, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 21 April 1906, 141 performances
  • See See, Chinese comic opera in 2 acts by Charles H E Brookfield, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Sidney Jones, Prince of Wales Teatre, London, 20 June 1906
  • The New Aladdin, music by Ivan Caryll, Lionel Monckton, and Frank E. Tours, Gaiety Theatre, 29 September 1906
  • 1907

  • Miss Hook of Holland, Dutch musical incident in two acts by Paul Rubens and Austen Hurgon, music and lyrics by Paul Reubens, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 31 January 1907, 462 performances
  • Tom Jones, comic opera in three acts by Alexander M. Thompson and Robert Courtneidge based on the novel by Henry Fielding, lyrics by Charles H. Taylor, music by Edward German, Apollo Theatre, London, 17 April 1907, 110 performances
  • The Girls of Gottenberg, musical play in 2 acts by George Grossmith and L E Berman, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Basil Hood, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 15 May 1907, 303 performances
  • The Merry Widow, musical play adapted by the Vieannese, music by Franz Lehar, Daly's Theatre, 8 June 1907, 778 performances
  • 1908

  • My Mimosa Maid, music by Paul A. Rubens, Prince of Wales Theatre, 21 April 1908
  • 1909

  • Our Miss Gibbs, musical comedy in three acts by 'Cryptos' and James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Ivan Caryll and Lionel Monckton, Gaiety Theatre, London, 23 January 1909, 636 performances
  • The Dashing Little Duke, play with music in three acts by Seymour Hicks based on a play A Court Scandal, itself an adaptation of Les Premières Armes de Richelieu by Jean-François Bayard and Philippe Dumanoir, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by Frank E. Tours, Hicks Theatre, London, 17 February 1909, 101 performances
  • The Arcadians, fantastic musical play in three acts by Mark Ambient and Alexander M. Thompson, lyrics by Arthur Wimperis, Music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot, Shaftsbury Theatre, London, 29 April 1909, 809 performances
  • Dear Little Denmark, a Danish musical incident in 2 acts, book, music and lyrics by Paul Rubens, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1 September 1909
  • 1910

  • The Balkan Princess, musical play in t
  • hree acts by Frederick Lonsdale and Frank Curzon, lyrics by Paul Rubens and Arthur Wimperis, music by Paul Rubens, Prince of Wales Theatre, London1, 19 February 1910
  • The Chocolate Soldier, operetta by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson based on George Bernard Shaw's play Arms and the Men, adapted for the American and English stage by Stanislaus Stange, music by Oscar Straus, Lyric Theatre, 10 September 1910, 500 performances
  • The Quaker Girl, musical play in three acts by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton, Adelphi Theatre, London, 5 November 1910, 536 performances
  • 1911

  • The Mousmé, musical play in three acts by Robert Courtneidge and Alexander M. Thompson, lyrics by Arthur Wimperis and Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 9 September 1911
  • 1912

  • The Dancing Mistress, musical play in three acts by James T. Tanner, lyrics by Adrian Ross and Percy Greenbank, music by Lionel Monckton, Adelphi Theatre, London, 19 October 1912, 242 performances
  • 1913

  • The Girl from Utah, musical play in two acts by James T. Tanner, dialogure by James T. Tanner and Paul Rubens, lyrics by Adrian Ross, Percy Greenbank and Paul Rubens, music by Paul A. Rubens, and also by Sidney Jones, Adelphi Theatre, London, 18 October 1913
  • 1914

  • After the Girl, revusical comedy in two acts by Paul Rubens, lyrics by Percy Greenbank and Paul Rubens, music by Paul Rubens, Gaiety Theatre, London, 7 February 1914, 105 performances
  • 1915

  • Tina, musical play in three acts by Paul Rubens and Harry Graham, lyrics by Paul Rubens, Percy Greenbank and Harry Graham, music by Paul Rubens and Haydn Wood, Adelphi Theatre, London, 2 November 1915
  • 1916

  • Chu Chin Chow, musical tale of the east in three acts by Oscar Asche, music by Frederic Norton, His Majesty's Theatre, London, 31 August 1916, 2,238 performances
  • Theodore and Co, musical play by H. M. Harwood and George Grossmith, music by Ivor Novello and Jerome Kern, Gaiety Theatre, London, 19 September 1916, 503 performances
  • 1917

  • The Maid of the Mountains, musical play by Frederick Lonsdale, music by Harold Fraser-Simpson and J.W. Tate, Daly's Theatre, London, 10 February 1917, 1352 performances
  • The Boy, musical comedy by Fred Thompson, music by Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot, Adelphi Theatre, London, 14 September 1917, 801 performances
  • Yes, Uncle!, musical comedy by Austen Hurgen and George Arthurs, music by Nat D. Ayer, Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 16 December 1917, 626 performances
  • 1918

  • The Lilac Domino, operetta by Harry B. Smith, music by Charles Cuvillier, Lyric Theatre, London, 12 February 1918, 747 performances
  • Going Up, musical comedy by James Montgomery and Otto Harbach, music by Louis Hirsch, Gaiety Theatre, London, 22 May 1918, 574 performances
  • 1919

  • Monsieur Beaucaire, romantic opera in three acts by Frederick Lonsdale, lyrics by Adrian Ross, music by André Messager, Prince's Theatre, London, 9 April 1919
  • 1920

  • Irene, musical comedy in two acts by James Montgomery based on his play Irene O'Dare, lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, music by Harry Tierney, Vanderbilt Theatre, New York, 18 November 1919; Empire Theatre, London, 7 April 1920
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