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The Awful Revue


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Relayed from Olympia.
Book by Peter Haddon (of the Winter Garden Theatre), and Bertrand Davis.
Orchestra under the direction of Sidney Firman.
Mr. Haddon insists upon fulfilling his contract to present and play in this Revue
Assisted by Tommy Handley, Lilian Lane, John Berryman, Iris May, Alan Howland, Olive Kilgour and The Radio Chorus.

1. Introduction.
2. Number, "Everything Will Be All Right"...Iris May and Full Company
3. Sketch, "Cholmondely"
4. Number, "To-morrow Morning"...John Berryman
5. Number, "What I Want is a Proper Pot of Coffee"...Tommy Handley
6. Sketch, (Love Duet, "Baby Mine")...Full Company.
7. Peter Haddon continues with a few observations.
8. Number, "Sweetheart"...Lilian Lane
9. Sketch, "Accidents"...Full Company
10. Number, "The First Up"...Iris May
11. More Observations by Peter Haddon.
12. Duet, "Castles in the Air"...Lilian Lane and John Berryman
13. Sketch, "Nuts and Nuggets"...Tommy Handley and Alan Howland
14. Finale...Iris May and Full Company


Book by: Peter Haddon
Book by: Bertrand Davis
Musical Director: Sidney Firman
Performer: Peter Haddon
Performer: Tommy Handley
Performer: Lilian Lane
Performer: John Berryman
Performer: Iris May
Performer: Alan Howland
Performer: Olive Kilgour
Singers: The Radio Chorus

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