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A Nonsensical Nightmare by C. H. Averill and Alan Fitton
Birmingham dialect by Graham Squiers
Music by Jack Hill
A commentator, an announcer, a commissionaire, a gyroplane conductor, etc., played by Bryan Jones and Fred Forgham
The Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Burston
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
In this show Aerbut and Gaertie revisit Birmingham in A.D. 3000 and have some strange adventures. They find to their amazement that Aston Villa is no more, and that the Lickey Hills, where they did their courting, has become an immense Lido.
C. H. Averill and Alan Fitton , the authors, are sub-editors on the Birmingham Mail. They collaborated before in the musical comedy Kick Off, and C. H. Averill was one of the group of Birmingham journalists who were responsible for ' At the Langley's' and ' The Roving Reporter '.


Unknown: C. H. Averill
Unknown: Alan Fitton
Unknown: Graham Squiers
Music By: Jack Hill
Played By: Bryan Jones
Played By: Fred Forgham
Conducted By: Reginald Burston
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Aston Villa
Unknown: H. Averill
Unknown: Alan Fitton
Unknown: C. H. Averill
Aerbut Paerks: Graham Squiers
Gaertie Paerks: Edith James
Mr - King, a Museum Director: Stuart Vinden
Vitamin Ensyme: Cora Goffin
The Caretaker of the Museum: Denis Folwell

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