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First Night


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A visit to the opening night of Charles B. Cochran 's new revue
' Follow the Sun '
Relayed from the Adelphi Theatre
Compere, JOHN WATT
A Cochran ' first-night ' is a social event; and all the world of celebrity and fashion will turn up at the Adelphi tonight to see the first performance in London of C. B. Cochran 's biggest and most spectacular revue. A broadcast of the arrival of celebrities is a unique experiment, and should prove a most entertaining one. The dialogue and sketches are by John Hastings Turner and Ronald Jeans , the music is by Arthur Schwartz (with the exception of a ballet based on a synopsis by Osbert Sitwell , for which William Walton has composed the music), the dances are arranged by Frederick Ashton and Buddy Bradley , and the settings and most of the costumes arc by Professor Ernst Stern.


Unknown: Charles B. Cochran
Unknown: C. B. Cochran
Unknown: John Hastings
Unknown: Ronald Jeans
Unknown: Arthur Schwartz
Unknown: Osbert Sitwell
Unknown: William Walton
Arranged By: Frederick Ashton
Arranged By: Buddy Bradley
Unknown: Professor Ernst Stern.

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