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The Valve Set


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in Song and Story.

Opening Chorus, One by One - F. Cecil
The Company, Tea and Cider.
Frank Evans, Oh, Could I - Malhamhon
Lilian Lewis and Sidney Evans, Candid Lovers - F. S. Wilcock
Grace Howells, Japanese Love Song - Brake
The Company, A Trip to Barry - Newman
Vera McComb Thomas
Idyll - Medtner
The Swan - Palmgren
Sailor's Horn Pipe - Dalhousie Young

The Burglar
A Comedy in One Act, by Clarence Ponting.
Bad weather has driven Mr. and Mrs. Quest back from their holiday motor tour a day earlier than they expected. At about 10.30 p.m. they are standing outside the front door of their charming, but somewhat isolated, country bungalow, in the rain. Jim carries a luncheon basket, and his wife is laden with luggage, rugs, etc. Jim is the first to speak.

Frank Francis, The Sergeant-Major - Longstaffe
Lilian Lewis, The Little Shepherdess - M. West
Grace Howells and Frank Evans, Land of Dreams - Hedley and Strachy
Sidney Evans, Perfect Gentleman - Nelson Jackson
The Company, Spanish Burlesque - Dick Henty


Singer: Frank Evans
Singer: Lilian Lewis
Singer: Sidney Evans
Singer: Grace Howells
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas
Singer: Frank Francis
Produced and Directed by: Sidney Evans
Jim Quest (The Burglar): Sidney Evans
Lily Quest (His Wife): Lilian Mills

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