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'THE ARCADIANS'

Synopsis

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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
McConnel
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.

Contributors

Book By: Mark Ambient
Book By: A. M. Thompson
Book By: Robert Courtneidge
Unknown: Arthur Wimperis.
Unknown: Lionel Monckton
Unknown: Howard Talbot
Leader: Tate Gilder
Unknown: Alfred Lester
Unknown: Peter Doody
Unknown: Dan Rolyat
Unknown: Mark Daly
Unknown: Peter Doody
Unknown: Bobbie Comber
Unknown: Cecile Chevreaux
Unknown: Gwen Catley.
Chrysaea: Cecile Chevreaux
Sombra: Gwen Catley
Astrophel: Billy Milton
Time: Mark Daly
James Smith, of Smith and Co , caterers: Bobbie Comber
Simplicitas, an Arcadian: Bobbie Comber
Jack Meadows, an owner-rider: Billy Milton
Bobby, his friend: Ewart Scott
Eileen Cavanagh: Helen Crerar
Mrs Smith: Miriam Ferris
Sir George Paddock, a racehorse owner: Andrew Churchman
Peter Doody, a jockey: Mark Daly

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