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Songs and scenes from the fantastic musical play
Book by Mark Ambient , A. M. Thompson , and Robert Courtneidge , Lyrics by Arthur Wimperis. Music bv Lionel Monckton and Howard Talbot
Characters in order of speaking
Arcadians, patrons of the Arcadian restaurant, etc.
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Trained by Charles Groves)
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Act 1: Arcadia
Act 2 : Askwood Race-Course
Act 3: The Arcadian Restaurant
Adapted and produced by Gordon
This tuneful show which had such a long run at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London, in 1909, and has toured the Provinces year after year since, was notable for the performances of Alfred Lester as Peter Doody , the jockey, and Dan Rolyat as Simplicitas. This evening a fine cast has been selected to revive the tuneful songs and amusing ' gags Mark Daly as Peter Doody , the jockey, and Bobbie Comber as Simplicitas should prove a host in themselves; while the principal women's parts are in the safe keeping of Cecile Chevreaux and Gwen Catley.
James Smith, of Smith and Co , caterers:
Simplicitas, an Arcadian:
Jack Meadows, an owner-rider:
Bobby, his friend:
Sir George Paddock, a racehorse owner:
Peter Doody, a jockey:
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