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'Our Peg'


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A Musical Play in Three Acts by EDWARD
Composer of ' The Maid of the Mountains,'
' The Southern Maid,' etc.
Characters in order of their speaking :
It is the birthday of Peg Woffington, the famous actress, and a host of friends and admirers are gathered in her garden to greet her-among them Sir Charles Pomander , a dissolute rake, and Squire Peter Vane, two rivals for her hand. Sir Charles, meeting Dorothy Haywood-a country girl who has come to town to release Peter Vane from an engagement which the parents had. forced upon them-prompts her to play a joke on Peter by writing in affectionate terms a letter addressed to him at Peg Woffington's house. When Peter has read Dorothy's letter, he tears it up and throws it away ; but a piece with the words ' my dearest dear ' on them comes into Peg's hands. Though Sir Charles tries to upset her faith in Peter, Peg still believes in him.
A pienie in a hayfield at Twickenham-
Peg and Peter are happy together when Dorothy. invited there by Sir Charles, arrives with her sweetheart, Tony. Despite the warning of Peter's servant, Barney, Dorothy agrees to Sir Charles' suggestion that she should play another joke on Peter Vane and announce herself as his sweetheart. Peg says that she never wants to see Peter again.
The green-room at Drury Lane, on the night of Peg's benefit.' Barney brings her a letter from his master, but she tears it up unread. Sir Charles arrives, followed by Tony, who challenges him to a duel. Peg, however, prevents bloodshed and is told by Dorothy the truth about herself and Tony. Peg is distraught, for she thinks she has lost Peter. ' Devil a bit ! ' says Barney. ' D'you think I took him " No " for an answer ! '


Unknown: Harry Graham
Music By: Harold Fraser Simson
Unknown: Sir Charles Pomander
Unknown: Squire Peter
Unknown: Dorothy Haywood-A
Unknown: Peter Vane
Unknown: Peter Vane
Betty Brown, Peg's: Colleen Clifford
Barney O'Flynn, Vane's servant: Denis O'Neil
Peter Vane,a country squire: Ivan . Firth
Colley Cibber, an actor: Gilbert Heron
Sir Charles Pomander a beau: Leslie Perrins
Triplet, a starveling artist: Hay Petrie
Dorothy Haywood, a country girl: Peggie Robb-Smith
Kitty Clive, an actress: Nadine March
Tony, Dorothy Hay wood's sweetheart: Herbert Lugg

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