Mrs. RAYMOKD SWING:' Salads'
At THE ORGAN of THE REGAL, KINGSTON-ON-THAMES
From THE PICCADILLY HOTEL
Directed by JOSEPH MEEUS
From GROSVENOR HOUSE, PARK LANE
'Plots and Counterplots ' from ' The Wind in tho Willows'
(Kenneth Orahame )
Arranged as a Dialogue Story with Incidental
Music played by ERNEST LUSH
WEATHER FORECAST, FIRST GENERAL NEWS
BULLETIN, and Bulletin for Farmers
HAYDN'S PIANOFORTE MUSIC
Played by KENDALL TAYLOR
Sonata No. 19 in D Sonata No. 31 in G
Read by RONALD WATKINS
Conductor, B. WALTON O'DONNELL
EILEEN ANDJELKOVITCH (Violin)
'THE SEA IN A SHELL'
A Study in Conversation by LANCE SlEVEKING
Walter Dieaway , a Very Young Man
Mrs. Dieaway, his Mother
Colonel George Black , an Old Friend
Miss Rymmage, a Brilliant Business Women and Gilbert Flavington , the well-known Poet
THIS ' study in conversation ' offers variations on the theme that imagination, safe enough for poets, is dangerous stuff for colonels, business women, old ladies, and young men. The sounds to be heard by a sensitive ear from a sea-shell provide a means of test. It is not the poet who hears most or is best pleased by the experiment.
Adapted by URSULA BRANSTON from the story by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Markheim. The Money Lender
THIS short play, adapted from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson , presents the drama of conflicting desires in the soul of Markheim. Good intentions and evil deeds war for supremacy. He murders an old antique dealer for money, and the spirit of evil promises him a way of release by yet more crimes. Markheim finds his solution and the play its surprise ending in one decisive dramatic act of will.
The Cast of both Plays includes :
Eric Anderson , Gladys Young , Gordon McLeod , Violet Marquesita , Alfred Gray , Francis L. Sullivan , Christopher Christian , Alec Macdonald ,
Ethel Lodge , Harold Scott
Both Plays produced by LANCE SIEVEKING
WEATHER FORECAST, SECOND GENERAL News BULLETIN
by The Right Hon.
WINSTON S. CHURCHILL, C.H., M.P., and Dr. NICHOLAS MURRAY BUTLER, Ph.D., LL.D., at the Dinner given by the PILGRIMS OF GREAT BRITAIN, at the HOTEL VICTORIA
A FEAST of oratory rich in interesting contrasts in stylo is relayed tonight from the Washington Bi-Centenary Celebrations at the Hotel Victoria. Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, educationalist and internationalist, displays American speaking at its best, while Mr. Winston Churchill is one of the few speakers of our time who rank with Chatham, Burke, Fox, and Gladstone in the succession of great English-speaking orators.
Anglo-American relations will be the theme of all the speakers, assembled to commemorate the birth of the man who consolidated the union of the United States, and became their first and most famous President.
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Led by F. WEIST HILL)
Conducted by VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON
AT the rise of the curtain (Intrata) Pomona, goddess of fruits, and her nymphs are dis- covered in an orchard in a wood near Rome.
The sound of a hunting horn is heard (Corante).
The god Vertumnus and his train of immortals, all wearing hunting attire, enter. Vertumnus makes attempts to gain favour with Pomona, but she repulses him, and then, frightened by the bolder advances of Vertumnus and the immortals, she and her nymphs fly into the woods, Pomona with the eldest. Vertumnus watches her departure ; then, disgusted with the failure of his disguise, expresses his chagrin in a dance.
Pomona comes back timidly and expresses her sense of isolation in a dance (Pastorale).
The nymphs re-enter timidly, but are disappointed to find the hunters gone, and dance (Minuet) with melancholy. They are interrupted by the return of the immortals, who, having discarded their hunting attire, make a gentler entry this time. Pomona comes back quietly, and, unnoticed, looks on while the immortals succeed, little by little, in gaining favour with the nymphs and leading them away, one by one. At the end she is again alone.
Vertumnus returns disguised as a lady of uncertain age. He endeavours to comfort Pomona (Passacaglia). He succeeds. They go.
Divertissement (Rigadoon) danced by the nymphs and immortals.
Vertumnus, having put aside his disguise, comes back to the orchard with Pomona. They dance a pas de deux (Siciliana) expressive of their love for each other.
Joyous return of nymphs and immortals
(March). Nuptial dance. Procession. Solemn entry of Flamen Pomonalis , who gives the nuptial benediction.
(Reprinted from the score, by permission of the Oxford University Press)
Roy Fox and his BAND, from MONSEIGNEUR