Opening Date: March 19, 1924
Playwright: Edward Knoblock
Director: Alfred Butt
Producer: Basil Dean
Partial Cast: Miles Malleson, Charles Groves, Tristan Rawson, Barbara Gott, Lyn Harding, Mary Clare
Tallulah's Role: Conchita
Conchita was Tallulah's first official starring role with her name above the title on the marquee. This was so exciting to her that she repeatedly circled the block to look at it and dragged all of her friends with her. Alas, the play was terrible with Tallulah playing a Spanish dancer in a black wig involved with a murderous American sailor. One act involved a monkey who decided to steal the scene on opening night when he removed Tallulah's wig and waved it at the audience. Tallulah, not to be out done, did a cartwheel.
Tallulah's Comments: "If (Londoners) don't like you, or the play, they can let loose boos to freeze your marrow. I was to have proof of this in my second London play, Conchita. The boos would have rocked the walls of Jericho. The author, rather than its heroine, was the target. Conchita was one of the all-time stinkers!"
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