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Performance on 3


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A classic feel-good show in which a musical troupe is set for financial and musical ruin after their manager runs off with all their money - and the pianist. But as luck would have it, Miss Trant (a wealthy young lady) bails them out. The group then sets off on an adventurous tour, taking the UK by storm. Based on the novel by JB Priestley . Presented by Petroc Trelawny .
Andre Previn The Good Companions
Maida Vale Singers, BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor John Wilson


Novel By: Jb Priestley
Presented By: Petroc Trelawny
Presented By: Andre Previn
Conductor: John Wilson
Susie Oean: Annalene Beechev
Jerry Jerningham: Stuart Matthew Price
Jimmy Nunn: John Arthur
Morton Mitcham: Paul Bentley
Inigo Jollifant: Mark Meadows
Elizabeth Trant: Liz Robertson
Jess Oakroyd: Ian Talbot
MrJoeBrundit: Graham Stone
MrsJoeBrundit: Sharon Eckman
Elsie Longstaffe: Kimberiey Attest*

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