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: Rake's Progress

by Olga Katzin.
A play on the life of John Wilkes, rake, scholar, wit, and man of fashion, who fought George III on the question of English liberty and won.
(to 16.30)


Writer: Olga Katzin
Production: Eric Crozier
John Wilkes: Esmond Knight
Humphrey Cotes, his friend: William Fox
George Kearsey, his printer: Stanley Lathbury
Matt Brown, his servant: Stuart Latham
Lord Temple, his patron: Wyndham Goldie
George III: Albert Lieven
The Duke of Grafton, Prime Minister: Martin Walker
Lord Halifax, Secretary of State: George Devine
Lord Egremont, Secretary of State: Aubrey Dexter
Mr Webb, Solicitor to the Treasury: Lawrence Hanray
Rev John Home, a radical parson: Harvey Braban
Mrs Catherine Macaulay: Marjorie Bryce
Mr Thomas, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison: Edgar K Bruce
Captain Maclean: Alan Hamilton
Mrs Mead, Wilkes's mother-in-law: Dame May Whitty
Polly, Wilkes's daughter: Hilda Schroder
Cathy, a maid: Ruby Head
Maria Bellini, of the Neapolitan Opera: Irene Prador
Jem Trot: Henry Morrell
Grimes: Mardale Owen
A Gaoler and a Constable: Mario Francelli
Soldiers and constables: Bruce Adams
Soldiers and constables: Sam Payne

: A Gershwin Programme

with Eric Wild and his Band.
Solo piano, Harold Stuteley and Alice Mann


Musicians: Eric Wild and his Band
Pianist: Harold Stuteley
Pianist: Alice Mann
Presentation: Philip Bate

: In the Barber's Chair: No. 5

by Reginald Arkell.
With Charles Heslop as Percy Ponsonby.


Writer: Reginald Arkell
Percy Ponsonby: Charles Heslop

: Annajanska, The Bolsjevik Empress

A revolutionary romancelet by G. Bernard Shaw.
(This programme will be repeated on Sunday, May 7)


Writer: G. Bernard Shaw
Production: Dallas Bower
Stammfest: Erik Chitty
Schneidekind: Alan Wheatley
Annajanska: Vera Lindsay
Two soldiers: Cyprian Bridge
Two soldiers: William Dickinson

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