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Echoes from the Hills


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The Station Trio: Frank Thomas (Violin), Frank Whitnall (Violoncello), Vera McComb Thomas (Pianoforte)

Elias and the Mushrooms
A Play in One Act by Shirland Quin.
The action takes place in the kitchen of the Powys's farm, up in the Welsh hills. Elias Powys, a sandy-haired, vehement little man in the fifties, is busily stirring a pot that hangs over the fire in the spacious kitchen of his farm. His mother, Mary Powys, whose age is so great that many have left off trying to remember what it is, sits in a chair beside him. She is knitting a long and amazingly thick stocking. Elias speaks.


Violinist: Frank Thomas
Cellist: Frank Whitnall
Pianist: Vera McComb Thomas
Author(Elias and the Mushrooms): Shirland Quin
Elias Powys (A Farmer): J. Eddie Parry
Mary Powys (His Mother): Nan Porter
Glyn Powys (His Son): J. Maldwyn Thomas
Gwynneth Powys (His Daughter): Mary MacDonald Taylor
Parry Pritchard (A Neighbouring Farmer): Jacque Thomas

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Echoes from the Hills

5WA Cardiff, 1 February 1927 19.45

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