Alfred Deahl in Southampton

from Interview with Alfred Deahl:

And of course, we used to get all the musical comedies.  Franz Lehár comedies.  And one, there was a good one, The Girl in a Taxi, it was called.  That was a good one.  And Oh! Oh! Delphine, that was another one, where the old parrot used to say ‘Oh! Oh! Delphine’ on the stage.  They were damn funny.

cite as

Interview with Alfred Deahl. In Private family collection. accessed: 12 July, 2024 (Original audio cassette in private family collection, used by permission of Alfred Deahl's daughter, Dr Paula James.)

location of experience: Southampton


Alfred Deahl
engineering draughtsman, shipbuilding draughtsman, Violinist

Listening to

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Oh! Oh! Delphine
written by Ivan Caryll
The Girl in the Taxi
written by Benjamin Hapgood Burt
Musical comedies
written by Franz Lehár

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Paula James interviewed her father, Alfred Deahl, on 3 July 1994. She encouraged him to reminisce about his childhood visits to Southampton music halls and theatres, and his work as a young man playing the violin for Southampton theatres and silent cinema, and on board cruise ships. The above listening experience has been transcribed from the audio recording.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 02 Aug 2019 15:03:41 +0100
Approved on Fri, 24 Jul 2020 15:17:39 +0100