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Modes of Travelling-one, to include ' A Balloon Trip ' in order to reach ' Happy Land' (Major-General
A. J. de Lotbiniere )


Unknown: A. J. de Lotbiniere

: The Man from Toronto

Act I, from the Three-Act Comedy by Douglas MURRAY presented by THE PLYMOUTH AMATEUR PLAYERS
Relayed from the Globe Theatre, Royal Marines
Barracks '
(By kind permission of Brigadier C. L. RAIKES ,
C.B., D.S.C.)
In Aid of Virginia House Children's Holiday Fund (Maker Camp) and Plymouth Police Widows' and Orphans' Fund
Characters in order of their appearance
The Scene is the parlour of Beach House.
Teignmouth, in Devon, and here the young widow, Mrs. Calthorpe, is faced with the remarkable choice of freedom and comparative poverty or wealth and marriage with an unknown suitor from Canada. The result is a little nerve-racking for all concerned, but none the less highly entertaining, and the first act should stimulate many Plymouth listeners to see the play and find out for themselves how the problem is solved.


Comedy By: Douglas Murray
Unknown: C. L. Raikes
Robert Gilmour (Mrs Calthorpe's young cousin): Pete New
Martha (the maid): Ruth Ellis
Mrs Calthorpe (a young widow): Gertrude Anderson
Mrs Hubbard (the ugliest woman in Christendom): Olive Williams
Minnie (her daughter): Doris Downing
Mr. Priestley (Guardian, Trustee, Uncle by marriage, and Legal Adviser to Mrs Calthorpe): L. W. Baden Jones
Fergus Wimbush (a young Canadian over in England) ...................: David Curd


by H. MORETON , Mus.Bac., F.R.C.O.,
(Borough Organist of Plymouth) and WINIFRED GRANT


Unknown: H. Moreton
Unknown: Winifred Grant

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