By: W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)
Tom Cobb: "Why, there's a squalid old pauper idiot, a patient of his, who's got no name of his own, and Whipple [Doctor] christened him "Tom Cobb", because he says he's the ugliest old lunatic he ever saw and reminds him of me. And all the boys in the neighborhood have taken it up, and he's been known as Tom Cobb for the last two years. That's pleasant of Whipple.... One Tom Cobb's enough at a time!"
What happens to young Tom if the old Tom dies and all young Tom's bills are now erased since he be dead. But isn't. And if potential heirs of the young Tom decide to submit the young Tom's will in their favor instead of the old Tom's? Comedy done well.
- Summary by ToddHW
Colonel O'Fipp, an Irish Adventurer: Aiken
Tom Cobb, Young Surgeon: Dalerobbins
Whipple, Young Surgeon: Adrian Stephens
Matilda O'Fipp, the Colonel's Daughter: HelenaDiamandiz
Mr. Effingham, member of a romantic family: ToddHW
Mrs. Effingham, member of a romantic family: WendyKatzHiller
Bulstrode Effingham, member of a romantic family: Alan Mapstone
Caroline Effingham, member of a romantic family: Annie Mars
Footman: Andrew Gaunce
Stage Directions: awonski