Scenario by B. C. GRAY
Prologue by LAURENCE HOUSMAN
Produced by GWEN LALLY
A Commentary on the Pageant will be relayed from THE ABBEY GROUNDS, TEWKESBURY
Commentator, PERCY EDGAR
Opening Comments and Prologue
EPISODE I: The Ages of Faith
II, To Arms (1411)
III, In the Field of Tewkeabury (1471)
IV, The most dread Sovereign Lord (1540)
V, His most sacred Majesty
(in aid of THE Tewkesbury HOSPITAL BUILDING
VI, The Borough of Tewkesbury (1698)
VII, Samuel Pickwick , Esq.
The action takes place in a pleasant field beside the ancient Abbey Church and beneath one of the grandest Norman towers in existence whose bells will ring as in the great days of old. Between the audience and the players runs a brook, whose waters must often have been dyed with blood on that terrible day when Queen Margaret's broken army fled in panic through these quiet meadows. Tewkesbury Pageant is an epic of English History done in green English fields with a background whose ancient stones have looked down on so many of the momentous scenes of our national story.
Musical Interludes between the Pageant Scenes will be given from the Studio by MAURICE UDLOFF'S ARTISTRIO
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