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or ' Love in the Stocks '
A romantic ballad opera in two acts
Libretto by Harold Child
Music by R. Vaughan Williams
Chorus and inhabitants of the town and Soldiers
The BBC Theatre Chorus
The BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Place: A small town in the Cotswolds about 1812
Scene: Act 1: A fair in an open field near the town about 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30
Act 2: A street in the town, 4 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1
Narration written by Wilfrid Rooke
Ley, spoken by Kaye Seeley
Production by Stanford Robinson , in collaboration with Gordon McConnel , Rex Haworth , and Charles Groves


Music By:
R. Vaughan Williams
Tate Gilder
Written By:
Wilfrid Rooke
Spoken By:
Kaye Seeley
Production By:
Stanford Robinson
Gordon McConnel
Rex Haworth
Charles Groves
The Constable:
Samuel Worthington
Mary (his daughter):
Rose Alper
Aunt Jane (his sister):
Gladys Palmer
John the Butcher (betrothed to Mary):
Redvers Llewellyn
Hugh the Drover:
Webster Booth
Powell Lloyd
Act 1 only: Showman:
Robert Irwin
Cheap Jack:
Stearn Scott
Shell-Fish Seller:
James Bond
Primrose Seller:
Marjory Grant
Ballad Seller:
Reginald Mitchell
Act 2 only: Sergeant:
John Hargreaves

Regional Programme Northern Ireland

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Regional Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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