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'The Cat and Cauliflower'


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This burlesque operetta, or as the authors describe it, musical improbability, is based on a legend four hundred years old. The landlord of a country inn, 'The Cat and Cauliflower', had a daughter called Phyllis who was so beautiful that all the villagers fell in love with her. Her father, perplexed, made them play skittles on the green, the winner to claim her hand. This is all brought up to date, except that the villagers of Little Muddlecombe play darts instead of skittles, and the whole thing is acted to delightful music by the well-known composer R. Barclay Wilson, with a desperate villain in the person of Sir Mervyn Muntatuke to make the plot thoroughly exciting.
This burlesque was broadcast in the Regional programme last night


Unknown: Little Muddlecombe
Unknown: R. Barclay
Unknown: Sir Mervyn Muntatuke

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