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A Pastoral Comedy Opera, in Three Acts
Written by B. C. STEPHENSON (Revised by AVALON COLLARD)
Characters Chorus of Villagers. Guests, Hunts men and Great-Grandmothers
Act I : The Hop-Pole Inn and Gardens (Morning) ACT II: Chanticleer Hail (The Same
ACT III : The Round Coppice (The
Next Morning)
The action takes place in Kent, in October, 1740
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON The entire production under the direction of CECIL LEWIS


Written By: B. C. Stephenson
Music By: Alfred Cellier
Sir John Bantam (' The Squire ' of Chanticleer Hall): Robert Chignell
Geoffrey Wilder (His Nephew, a London Gallant): Robert Naylor
Harry Sherwood (Wilder's Friend): George Baker
John Tuppitt (Landlord of the ' Hop-Pole '): Harry Brindle
William Lurcher (A Sheriff's Officer): Leonard Henry
'Tom Strutt (A Young Fanner): John Armstrong
Dorothy Bantam (Sir John's Daughter): Mavis Bennett
Lydia Hawthorne (Her Cousin): Elsie Otley
Phyllis Tuppitt (The Landlord's Daughter): Esther Coleman
Lady Betty (A Spinster): Jean Allistone
Mrs. Privett (A Widow): Dora Gregory

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