A Musical Play for Children by Rodney Bennett and Gerrard Williams
The Station Repertory Choir
The Station Orchestra Conducted by Warwick Braithwaite
Mrs. Hubbard, penniless through the taxation of King Wilfred, who has driven King Cole from his throne, decided to run a boarding school for the boys and girls of Rimeland. For the purpose, she takes 'The Shoe', where the famous Old Woman lived once upon a time. For her page-boy she has Simple Simon, and for her little serving-maid Polly Flinders.
No one knows where King Cole has really gone, nor what has become of his little daughter and the young Prince of Hearts. They all get into 'The Shoe' however, and Father Christmas arrives on Christmas Day. Polly sees pictures in the fire. Alexander the Cat falls into the well, the wicked Duchess of Banbury Cross does as much mischief as she can, and they all live happily ever after.
Scene: The Parlour of 'The Shoe.'
Time: The Good Old Days of Nursery Rimes.
The Station Repertory
King Cole (first disguised a Pieman):
Polly Flinders (who is, really his daughter):
Duchess of Banbury Cross (who is really a witch):
Florizel, the Prince of Hearts (who first appears as 'the cat'):
Boy Blue, Bo Peep, Tom Tucker, Jack Horner, Ponto, a Dog, Jackie Green, the Villain, Tommy Snout, Georgie Porgie, and Chorus of Pupils:
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