FIRST DAY OF REQUEST WEEK 'Country Gardens ' (Grainger), 'Wedding Day' (Grieg), and other Favourites, played by CECIL DIXON
'My First Adventure with Eustace, written and told by C E. HODGES
Passing By' (Purcell), 'The Floral Dance' (Moss), and some -popular Sea Shanties (Terry), sung by REX PALMER. 'Zoo Jokes' by LESLIE G.MAINLAND '
ANY amount of roadingabout factories will not give one so clear an idea of the actual life of a factory girl as will this evening's talk. It is to bo followed, later in the series, by accounts of their day's work by such different types of people as a dock labourer, a 'bus conductor, and a hospital nurse.
PANTOMIME may be looked upon, in this age when contempt is the sole reward of tradition, as a rather trifling entertainment fit only for children and the Christmas holidays. But it has none the less a distinguished history, and, of course, the immortal figures who revive the forgotten joys of star-traps in the Harlequinade are among the oldest that the theatre can claim. Mr. Birch, who will talk this evening, is an unusual combination of scholar and practical man of the theatre. A Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, he was until recently responsible for the productions of the Cambridge A.D.S., and he has also to his credit some of the most interesting London productions of recent years, such as Prisoners of War, The Red Umbrella, and Berkeley Square.
Incidental Music and Songs to
DAVID HUTCHISON (Tenor)
THE WIRELESS ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JOHN ANSELL
TAKEN from a Suite by Humperdinck for the Shakespeare play, this little Intermezzo presents Ferdinand and Miranda. The big theme with which it opens, on the strings, pompously and yet with something gracious in its flow, is obviously Ferdinand, while the tender little tune which the oboe plays soon afterwards is just as clearly Miranda. These two are interwoven in the happiest way, to make a very melodious little Intermezzo.
TAKEN from a Suite of music for A Winter's Tale, the second piece needs little description beyond its own title. The first part is boisterous, with a jumping theme played several times with altered cadences. There is a change of rhythm, and after a reminder of the opening, another no less energetic theme provides an alternative section, after which the opening returns.
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