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: The Jacquard Puppets

Presented by John Carr
(This programme will be repeated on Monday, May 22)


Puppeteer/presented by: John Carr

: Spreading the News

A comedy by Lady Gregory.
With Maire O'Neill, Harry Hutchinson, Margaret Nicholls, Oliver Johnston, Joyce Chancellor, Christopher Steele, Brian Herbert, Leo McCabe, George Dillon, Eric Noels
The action takes place on the outskirts of a fair in the West of Ireland.
(to 16.00)


Author: Lady Gregory
Production: Fred O'Donovan
Mrs Fallon: Maire O'Neill
Bartley Fallon: Harry Hutchinson
Mrs Tarpey: Margaret Nicholls
Removable Magistrate: Oliver Johnston
Mrs Tulley: Joyce Chancellor
Shawn Early: Christopher Steele
James Ryan: Brian Herbert
Tim Casey: Leo McCabe
Jack Smith: George Dillon
Policeman: Eric Noels

: The Torchbearers

A satirical comedy in three acts written by George Kelly and adapted by W. Grahame Browne.

Act 1, At Mr. Towers's house in Barchester. An October evening, 8.0
Act 2, Backstage at the Barchester Horticultural Hall. Next evening, 8.30
Act 3, Same evening as Act 1. Two hours later.

(Kitty de Legh [appears] by courtesy of Wilson Barrett and Esmond Knight, Ltd.)
(This programme will be repeated on Wednesday, May 17)
(to 22.30)


Author: George Kelly
Adapter: W. Grahame Browne
Settings: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production: Reginald Smith
Mr. Frederick Towers: Charles Heslop
Jenny (a maid): Audrey Cameron
Mrs. Paula Towers: Molly Rankin
Mrs. J. Duro Pampinelli: Kitty de Legh
Mr. Spindler: Eric Christmas
Mrs. Nelly Fell: Barbara Everest
Mr. Huxley Hossefrosse: Aubrey Dexter
Teddy Spearing: Guy Verney
Miss Florence Corbett: Fabia Drake
Mr. Ralph Twiller: Brian Oulton
The Stage Carpenter: Bush Bailey
Mrs. Clara Sheppard: Phoebe Kershaw

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