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' Gentle Gertrude'

on Regional Programme Midland

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or ' Drugged and Drowned in Digbeth '
A Melodrammer in One Act by T. EDGAR PEMBERTON
Music by T. ANDERTON
Dramatis Perionce
The Scene is laid in the interior of The Redd Lyon Inn in Digbeth, Birmingham
Leader, Alfred Cave
Conducted by H. FOSTER CLARK
Production by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
This burlesque was written by T. Edgar Pemberton for performance at a bazaar in aid of Birmingham Hospitals in 1880 —a period when burlesques were more frequently produced than in the present age. Subsequently it was performed in Liverpool and at the Gaiety Theatre, London ; but for fifty years it has not been seen on the professional stage. Joan Wellings , who appears in the name part, discovered the book in the Birmingham Reference Library. She broadcast from the Birmingham Studio in New Street and played opposite Sydney Russell in the first broadcast performance of Hamlet from Savoy Hill.


T. Edgar Pemberton
Music By:
T. Anderton
Conducted By:
H. Foster Clark
Production By:
Martyn C. Webster
Written By:
T. Edgar
Joan Wellings
Sydney Russell
Giles Gowkrodger, the Landlord of The Redd Lyon:
Alfred Butler
Sir Guy de Montfort, a gentleman of fashion, but enamoured of ' The Gentle Gertrude ':
Helmar Fernback
Mrs. Gowkrodger, wife to Giles and Hostess of The Redd Lyon:
Doris Nichols
Gertrude, commonly called ' The Gentle Gertrude ', daughter of Mr and Mrs Gowkrodger:
Joan Wellings

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