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: Operation Stocking

Written and produced by Jan Bussell.
A Christmas extravaganza for children and adults.
From Father Christmas's Training Centre for Parents, with interludes of fantasy from the Garrison Puppet Theatre.
With Wilfred Walter, Frank Birch, Alban Blakelock, Victor Platt, Kendrick Huxham, Robert Meteyard, Leonard Sharp, Dudley Williams
Puppets manipulated by Ann Hogarth, Doris Bickerdike, and John Wright
Musical arrangements by Frank Spencer, who conducts the Orchestra


Writer/Producer: Jan Bussell
Performer: Wilfred Walter
Performer: Frank Birch
Performer: Alban Blakelock
Performer: Victor Platt
Performer: Kendrick Huxham
Performer: Robert Meteyard
Performer: Leonard Sharp
Performer: Dudley Williams
Puppeteer: Ann Hogarth
Puppeteer: Doris Bickerdike
Puppeteer: John Wright
Musical arrangements/Conductor: Frank Spencer

: Arms and the Man

An anti-romantic comedy by Bernard Shaw.
The action of the play takes place in Major Petkoff's home in a small town in Bulgaria, in November 1885, and March 1886
(Cameron Hall appears by permission of Firth Shephard)


Writer: Bernard Shaw
Settings: Barry Learoyd
Producer: Harold Clayton
Raina: Rosemary Scott
Catherine: Netta Westcott
Louka: Barbara Lott
Bluntschli: Andre Morell
Nicola: Leo de Pokorny
Major Petkoff: Cameron Hall
Major Sergius Saranoff: Francis James
An officer: Patrick McNee

: News

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(to 22.55)

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