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' The Romance of the Nile IV, The Cottonfields of the Xile '

: KATHLEEN BAILEY (Pianoforte)

MISS BAILEY made her first appearance in public at the age of eleven, when she played at one of the Children's Concerts at the Houlds-' worth Hall, Manchester. She has already composed a suito of pieces entitled The Roudmender.


A New Radio Comedy in Two Scenes, by E. A. BRYAN
Characters (in order of speaking) :
Arthur Robbins (a young Solicitor)
Bob (an ex-Pugilist)
Dr. Riley
The Referee
ARTHUR ROBBINS , returning home after witnessing a performance of the Opera Tannhäuser. settled himself comfortably before the fire and fell asleep. Awakened at 4 a.m. by loud knocking on the wall and the shouts of his next-door neighbour, he discovered to his surprise that he was sitting before the piano.
Travelling up to town the next morning on the 8.40, ho encountered his neighbour, who angrily demanded an explanation why he had chosen to play and sing excerpts from Tannhauser from 1 a.m. until 4.0.
Arthur, never having sung or played a note of music in his life, was not a little surprised at the accusations which were hurled at him. All this happened some weeks before the events portrayed in tonight's play.
The Scene is the dressing-room of a third-rate boxing saloon, where Arthur Robbins and Bob are discussing a forthcoming fight, in which Arthur is one of the contestants.
Cast includes :


Unknown: E. A. Bryan
Unknown: Arthur Robbins
Unknown: Arthur Robbins
Unknown: Arthur Robbins
Unknown: Harold Cluff
Unknown: A. G. Mitcheson
Unknown: E. H. Brldg.

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