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A Revue by Herbert Farjeon.
The Music by Michael Sayer.
With Nadine March, Elizabeth French, Irene Prador, Henry Caine and Chorus and The BBC Television Orchestra
Leader, Boris Pecker
Conductor, Hyam Greenbaum
In this production the lyrics of Herbert Farjeon (dramatic critic and revue writer, brother of Eleanor Farjeon, poet and novelist, Harry Farjeon, Professor at the R.A.M., and Jefferson Farjeon, author of thrillers), are combined with original music by Michael Sayer. The cast includes Elizabeth French, whose voice and personality have charmed viewers several times previously. She had an enormous success when she took over Lea Seidl's part in "White Horse Inn" at the Coliseum and on tour, and later she played Lucy in the musical version of "The Rivals" at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith. Another of her triumphs was as Sari in "Bitter Sweet". Recently she sang the part of the Tsarevitch in "Boris Godunov" at Covent Garden, where she also appeared in "Pickwick", "Julia", and "Madam Butterfly".


Writer: Herbert Farjeon
Music: Michael Sayer
Singer: Nadine March
Singer: Elizabeth French
Singer: Irene Prador
Singer: Henry Caine
Musicians: BBC Television Orchestra
Leader: Boris Pecker
Conductor: Hyam Greenbaum
Producer: Stephen Thomas

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