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A Comic Opera Programme Scenes from ' A Princess of Kensington'

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Music by EDWARD GERMAN
Lyrics by BASIL HOOD
Produced by GORDON MCCONNEL
A thousand odd years ago Kenna, the Fairy
King Oberon's daughter, who gave her name to Kensington, was loved by the immortal Azuriel, and also by the mortal Prince Albion. Under the cover of a London fog, kindly lent by Neptune for the occasion, the mortal attempted to elope with his Princess of Kensington, and caught a fatal cold ; but a magic potion modified death to a mere thousand-year-sleep. His awakening falls due on this Midsummer Day. Azuriel, jealous still, orders Puck to seek out the resuscitated rival and marry him off to a mortal wife before sundown.
Puck (leading comedian) makes no attempt to find Prince Albion, substitutes a sailor, called Jelf, whose cap bears the name ' Albion,' and manoeuvres the A.B. to the verge of matrimony with Joy Jellicoe , who loves Brook Green , her father's junior clerk. Puck, transforming himself from a clothes-stealing dog to a replica of old Sir James Jellicoe , and later into a realistic model of a registrar, ties the story into knots which are only unravelled in time for the finale.
Cast : .-
THE WIRELESS CHORUS
(Section C)
(Chorus Master, CYRIL DALMAINE )
THE B.B.C. ORCHESTRA
(Section C)
(Led by Marie Wilson )
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS

Contributors

Music By:
Edward German
Produced By:
Gordon McConnel
Unknown:
Joy Jellicoe
Unknown:
Brook Green
Unknown:
Sir James Jellicoe
Chorus Master:
Cyril Dalmaine
Unknown:
Marie Wilson
Conducted By:
Joseph Lewis
Puck (The Compère):
Bobbie Comber
Kenna:
Noel Eadie
Brook Green:
Arthur Cox
Jor:
Marjorie Parry
William Jelf:
Kenneth Ellis
Recruiting Sergeant:
Appleton Moore
Mustardseed (The Commère):
Valentine Dunn

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