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: The Children's Hour: Our Programme

by Spic and Span.

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Performers: Spic and Span

: Heart's Desire

A Comic Opera En Casserole by MABEL CONSTANDUROS
THE STATION ORCHESTRA
ACT I
Scene.—The Village Green in Upper Wallop
It is Daffodil's birthday, and in accordance with the custom in Comic Opera, the village maidens and yokels are preparing to come and sing about it. But Daffodil is in despair because her father has forbidden her to marry Jack, because it is only the First Act, and no wedding ever takes place in comic opera till the end of Act II.
Polly Popkiss calls in her young man William to consult as to the best way of softening father's heart... Hearing that he has a passion for butterflies, William suggests that they all go to Morocco where a particularly rare specimen called Heart's Desire may be obtained and presented as a votive offering to father. Polly consents to many William at once in order that she may chaperone Daffodil, and they prepare to start for Morocco.
ACT II.
Scene.—A secluded bay on the Moroccan coast.
Daffodil, Jack. William and Polly have come to seek Heart's Desire. Polly has developed a taste for Sheiks, which is causing William a good deal of anxiety. Father arrives in an aeroplane, accompanied by village maidens. Fearful that father should obtain the Heart's Desire for himself and thus render their journey fruitless, they offer him the first butterfly they can find. It proves to be the wrong one, but, the end of Act II having arrived, father gives his consent to the wedding amid general rejoicings.

Contributors

Unknown: Polly Popkiss
Heavy Father (Squire of the Village of Upper Wallop): George Buck
Daffodil (The Squire's Daughter): Wynne Ajello
Jack (The Hero) Polly Popkiss (The Innkeeper's Daughter, Daffodil s friend): Bronwen Davies
William (A hot cross bun designer, in love with Polly): Harold Clemence

: S.B. from London

(9.30 Local Announcements)

: An Orchestral Programme

The Station Augmented Orchestra
Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
(to 23.00)

Contributors

Musicians: The Station Augmented Orchestra
Conductor: Warwick Braithwaite








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