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with NAT GOULDING (tenor) The Desert Song was put on at Drury
Lane Theatre in April, 1927, and ran for 432 performances. Immensely popular, it is now one of the stand-bys of the amateur operatic societies. It was revived recently at the Alhambra, and has been successfully filmed. The play is centred round the French Foreign Legion and encounters with their standing enemies the Riffs. The heroine is kidnapped by the Riffs, who are led by the Commandant's son. He is leading a double life ; at home he is considered to be little better than a half-wit, as leader of the Riffs he proves himself a man the outlaws are proud to serve under.
The usual musical comedy complications are knotted r.nd unravelled, the play ending with, of course, the heroine safe at last in the hero's arms. The music abounds in good numbers, and the selection will include, as a matter of course, the Riffs' Song, the Marching Song, the Sabre Song, One Alone, and the ubiquitous Desert Song.


Tenor: Nat Goulding

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Mrs. Guy Rogers has taken a prominent part in the work of the Parish Church of St. Martin's, Birmingham, since the appointment of her husband, Canon Guy Rogers , as Rector, nine years ago ; and is an eloquent speaker. She organised the holiday play centres in the city.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Canon Guy Rogers, [address removed]


Unknown: Mrs. Guy Rogers
Unknown: Mrs. Guy Rogers
Unknown: Canon Guy Rogers
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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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