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A Diorama based on the Life of the Boy Actor
William Henry Betty by Jack Loudan
Adapted by Denis Johnston
The cast includes
Cyril Nash , James Stewart , J. R. Mageean , Fraser Mayne , Charlotte Tedlie , Robert Blair , Patricia Hayes , R. Forsythe Boyd , Charles Owens , Allan McClelland , Stanley Minnis , Matthew Thomson , Charles Wilkins , Shirley Fraser , Joy McGrath , Beatrice Hurwitz , Tom Chalmers , Douglas Jefferies , Harold Goldblatt
Production by Henry McMullan
The story of young Betty is one of the most extraordinary that the British stage has known. Appearing first in Belfast at the age of eleven, he became the rage of London in such parts as Romeo, Norval, Lorenzo, and-strangest of all-Hamlet. His earnings were prodigious and, on one occasion, Parliament was adjourned to attend his performance. This programme is founded on the facts of his career.
An article on ' The Young Roscius by Denis Johnston , will be found on page 7


Unknown: William Henry Betty
Unknown: Jack Loudan
Adapted By: Denis Johnston
Unknown: Cyril Nash
Unknown: James Stewart
Unknown: J. R. Mageean
Unknown: Fraser Mayne
Unknown: Charlotte Tedlie
Unknown: Robert Blair
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: R. Forsythe Boyd
Unknown: Charles Owens
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Stanley Minnis
Unknown: Matthew Thomson
Unknown: Charles Wilkins
Unknown: Shirley Fraser
Unknown: Joy McGrath
Unknown: Beatrice Hurwitz
Unknown: Tom Chalmers
Unknown: Douglas Jefferies
Unknown: Harold Goldblatt
Production By: Henry McMullan
Unknown: Denis Johnston

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