T ISTENERS to the series of talks on Aims and Ideals in the, Theatre' have now heard confessions of faith by representative producers high-brow and low ; producers of musical
. comedy, Shakespeare-in-modem-dress,
Restoration revival, spectacle at Drury Lane, amateur productions at Cam-bridge, and strange plays by authors with stranger names. Tonight the B.B.C.'s dramatic critic will sum up the total result, and those people who cannot quite resolve for themselves the differing viewpoints of the various talkers will be glad of the assistance of Mr. Agate's thorough knowledge of the theatre and robust common-sense.
or 'Love's Stowaway'
A Comic Opera written by W.D. Howells
Composed by Sir George Henschel
9.35 'A Sea Change' or ' Love's Stowaway'
A Comic Opera written by W. D. HOWELLS Composed by Sir GEORGE HENSCHEL
The Captain of the Mesopotamia JOSEPH FARRINGTON
Mr. Theron Gay ............ JOHN ARMSTRONG
The Deck Steward .......... ARTHUR HOSKING
Miss Muriel Vane ............ LESLEY DUDLEY
The Ice Princess .............. ROSE HIGNELL
Mr. Matthew Vane; Mrs. Mathew Vane; Miss Vane's Maids; The Engineer; The Man at the Wheel; Chorus of Passengers; Seamen; Iceberg Fairies
THE WIRELESS CHORUS and The WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
Scene: The Promenade Deck of the Steamer Mesopotamia
Time: Morning, before breakfast
As conductor, composer, pianist, and enthusiast in the best interests of music, Great Britain, his adopted country, owes Sir George Henschel more than there is room to set forth in these columns. As singer, too, to his own accompaniment, particularly of Schubert's songs, he has a very strong hold on our affections. But that ho can give himself wholeheartedly to the mirthful side of music, as he does so successfully in this comic opera, need astonish no one who knows the buoyant vitality which makes him in his seventy-ninth year one of the youngest people in England. His collaborator, W.D. Howells, who died in 1920, held a distinguished position in the world of letters. A Sea Change, a burlesque opera in what was in those days the popular style, was first published in America in the 'nineties, but until tonight, has never been performed in England.