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: Irish Players: The Workhouse Ward

A Comedy by Lady Gregory.
[Starring] Sara Allgood, Fred O'Donovan, Tony Quinn

Dublin has been the birthplace of many celebrities of the theatre. One of the most famous actresses born in that city is Sara Allgood, who in today's production will play the part of Mrs. Donahue. She made her first appearance on the stage as a member of the Irish National Theatre Society at the Molesworth Hall in Dublin in 1904. Her London debut was in the same year at the Royalty. She can now look back to more than thirty years' brilliant work on the stage. Her favourite part-and possibly her greatest success-was as Juno Boyle in Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock".


Author: Lady Gregory
Mrs. Donohoe: Sara Allgood
Mike McInerney: Fred O'Donovan
Michael Miskell: Tony Quinn

: Cabaret

Gillie Potter "Auspicium melioris aevi"
Irene Prador, Soubrette


Comedian: Gillie Potter
Singer: Irene Prador

: Ord Hamilton

Composer and Entertainer at the Piano
Ord Hamilton took up composing in 1919, after the war, in which he served as a Tommy and as an airman. He has written the scores for three West End shows and eight films, one of which was Death at Broadcasting House. Among his many song hits were "You're Blase", "I'm Seeking a Ladybird", "Safe in your Arms", and "The Song of the Grateful Heart".

followed by
Stars and their Directors: Anna Lee and Robert Stevenson
(by permission of Gaumont British/Picture Corporation, Ltd.)
This is the first of a series in which stars will come before the television camera with their directors. Anna Lee's first picture was The Camels are Coming. It was while she was making this film that she met Robert Stevenson, and soon afterwards she married him. Since then she has appeared in "The Man Who Changed his Mind", and she will be seen shortly in "King Solomon's Mines", two films directed by Robert Stevenson.


Composer/entertainer: Ord Hamilton
Speaker (Stars and their Directors): Anna Lee
Speaker (Stars and their Directors): Robert Stevenson

: The Workhouse Ward

A Comedy by Lady Gregory.


Author: Lady Gregory

: Gillie Potter

'Auspicium melioris avi'


Comedian: Gillie Potter

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