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Doos' Roost


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A comedy with music
Specially written for broadcasting
Book, lyrics, and music by Douglas Raitt
Hotel guests, a crooner, waiters, a page, etc.
The action takes place in and around The Doves' Rest, a hotel somewhere in North-East Scotland
At the pianos, Jimmy Ross and Bill Thomson
Musical arrangements by Ruby Duncan
Production by Alan Melville


Music: Douglas Raitt
Piano: Jimmy Ross
Piano: Bill Thomson
Arrangements: Ruby Duncan
Production: Alan Melville
Joint owners of The Doves' Rest: Meg Martin: Addie Ross
Dorothy Martin: Enid Pinkham
McKay (general factotum at The Doves' Rest): John Mearns
Henry Higgins (a guest, mainly because of Dorothy): Howard M. Lockhart
Lili di Vicci (another guest, solely because of Henry): Dorothy Forrest
Montague Blackface (her accomplice): Tom Forbes

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