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In her Famous Character Studies

: ' FIRE'

Written by A. J. ALAN
Played by the LONDON Radio Repertory
THE thrilling story of two young ladies who go to view an empty house and there undergo a number of exciting experiences, culminating in a rescue by the London Fire Brigade. Just as their safety is assured they experience the worst shock of all.
Cast :
(Two smart modem sisters who aro House-hunting)
Firemen, etc.
On the front-door steps of an empty house.
P8, Lansdowne Crescent, Albert Buckle is standing. He and his wife are just starting out to get a few things from the neighbouring shops before closing time.


Written By: A. J. Alan
Unknown: Albert Buckle
Albert Buckle (A Caretaker): Frank Denton
Jane Buckle (His Wife): Florence Hill
Mrs Buckle (Albert's Mother): Gladys Young
Mabel Henderson: Phyllis Panting
Ruth Henderson: Margaret Gaskin
A Policeman: Laurence Gowdy

: Wish Wynne

Further Character Studies.


The music from which this Fantasia is constructed was written by Mendelssohn for performance during a stage representation of A Midsummer bight's Dream, a play which gives many openings to a musician. There is fairy music (well known to those who have heard the famous Overture); Bottom and his clowns ; the Ass's head; many a song and many a dance ; and, of course, the Wedding March.
A BALLAD is a long narrative poem, to be recited or sung. Here the term is used, as it often was by romantic Composers of the nineteenth century, to denote a piece of poetically-speaking music that in its outlines and contrasts and general procedure suggested the telling of a story. Of such works the most famous are the four Ballads of Chopin. This is the first and, Pianists say, the most difficult.


Conducted By: Frank Cantell

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