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in ' An Idyll for Miss Cleeshaw', a little adventure in the dark. Written by James Dyrenforth , with music by Alan Paul. Produced by Tom Ronald and Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra, conducted by Mansel Thomas
Six columns of the stage ' Who's Who ' tell us everything-and nothing-about Dame Irene Vanbrugh. They recite the details of the career which brought her from the seclusion of a prebendarial hearth to the forefront of the contemporary stage; but Irene Vanbrugh is a magic, and a voice, and a wave of the sea.
Older playgoers mark their lives byothe golden milestones of her appearincesspirited in Pinero, gay or wistful by turns in Barrie, always clothing the warmth of her personality with the seemingly effortless technique which makes, alas 1, so many of her most brilliant juniors seem inspired amateurs by comparison.
' Rosalind ', ' Lady Mary Lasenby ',
' Rose Trelawny '-these are triumphs of the past, but she could create them anew today. She has never lost her conquests, and every year extends them with her- undying charm, her grace and the effortless music of the voice which Tom Ronald brings to the microphone tonight.


Written By: James Dyrenforth
Music By: Alan Paul.
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas
Unknown: Dame Irene Vanbrugh.
Unknown: Irene Vanbrugh
Unknown: Lady Mary Lasenby
Unknown: Tom Ronald
Emma Cleeshaw: Irene Vanbrugh
Mr Rayland: Carleton Hobbs
Aunt Maude: Joan Young
The couple at the next table: Olivia Burleigh
The couple at the next table: Foster Carlin
The waiter: Michael Lynd
The cashier: Gwen Lewis
Narrator: James Dyrenforth

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