Sir H. WALFORD
DAVIES, ' Music for Schools ' Examination
from the Marble Arch Pavilion
Dance Music by the LONDON RADIO DANCE BAND ; The ' Wicked Uncle ' Repeats his Experiments with Bees
THE LONDON RADIO DANCE
BAND, directed by SIDNEY FIRMAN
Mr. W. F. BLETCHER : Spanish Talk. S.B. from
Mr. W. F.
'Fasting and Feasting'
Before entering upon his present appointment as Editor of the Church Times (which he has now held for two years), Mr. Sidney Dark had a most varied and interesting career. His father was the proprietor of Lord's cricket ground, and he himself found his way into journalism by way of the Royal Academy of Music and the stage. Later he worked on the staff of the Daily Mail, and was then for many years a special correspondent to the Daily Express; and from 1919 to 1924 he was joint editor of John O' London's Weekly. The many experiences of his well-filled life were gathered together in his book of reminiscences, 'Mainly About Other People,' which appeared last year.
A Play Written by GAYER MACKAY and ROBERT ORD.
From the Novel of the Same Name by GERTRUDE PAGE with MARY O'FARRELL as PADDY
General Adair (of the Ghan House) Dr. Davy Adair (his Brother) Eileen} (his Daughters)
Miss Miss O'Hara Mary O'Hara (Friends of the Adairs) Jack O'Hara (their Nephew)
Lawrence Blake (Paddy's Enemy) Gwendoline Carew (his Cousin) Lord Sellaby Micky
Webb (a Maid) Mrs. Bingle Mrs. Putter.
Act I. - The Ghan House,
Act II.-The same-Evening
Act III.-Dr. Davy's Dispensary. London
Act IV.-Scene I : A First-Class
Carriage on the L. & N.W.R.
Scene 2 : The Ghan House
Arranged for Broadcasting and Presented by R. E. JEFFREY
PADDY The Next Best Thing was first produced in England in 1920. Opening at Manchester, it reached the Savoy Theatre, London, in April of that year, and the production was so successful that the run lasted for over 800 performances. The piece was revived at the Savoy in 1923, and has been a consistent success on tour. Miss Mary O'Farrell. who is playing the title role to-night, is well used to the part, which she has taken many times in the Provinces. She is also well known for her success in a not totally dissimilar part-that of Peg in Peg o' My Heart.
'Music and the Ordinary Listener'
Interpreted by CLAUD BIGGS French Suite, No. 5, in G rpHIS is a delightfully nttractive -little piece of musical entertainment.
ALLEMANDE (Moderately quick). The opening bar propounds a rhythmically interesting subject for discussion in the following bars.
COURANTE (Quick). In the free-running.
Italian style (not thr.t of the more rhythmically and contrapuntally complex French Courcnte). Mostly in merely two lines of notes.
SARABANDE (Moderately Slow and in Singing
Manner). A very melodious and expressive Movement.
GAVOTTE (Pretty Lively). Another happy little piece known to every schoolgirl, and (as the notes are easy to play) perhaps by this time to every schoolboy.
BOURRÉE. A tuneful right-hand melody is simply accompanied by left - hand arpeggio figures.
LOURE (At a Medium Speed). Rhythmically extremely interesting, from the happy way in which it proceeds by the happy little jerking figure given out in tho first two notes. ' The Louro was an ancient dance, the meaning of the name of which seems to be uncertain.
GIGUE (Rapid and Lively). One of Bach's most vivacious movements in this form and style. It is, in effect, a free fugue upon a subject which stands on its feet in the first half of the piece and on its head in the second.
KETTNER's FIVE, directed by GEOFFREY GELDER , and DEMOS, from Kettner's Restaurant.