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A re-reading of the First News


with The Crosbie Brothers guitar trio
Marie Hall songs at the piano
The Bannockburn Boy Singeis and The Franchetti Accordion Band
Compere, R. E. Kingsley


Unknown: Marie Hall
Unknown: R. E. Kingsley


by Mary Ferrier (soprano)


Soprano: Mary Ferrier


David Prince Miller's own account of his extraordinary life as a showman a hundred years ago
Devised by Jack House
Production by Robin Russell with and Harold Wightman, Eileen Herlihy, Ben Levy, Ian Sadler, Janette Selkirk, Jack Sinclair, Halbert Tatlock.
David Prince Miller made his fist appearance in Glasgow at the great fair held a hundred years ago. In ten years he was known to everyone as conjuror, freak-show door-man, 'penny geggies' (music-hall) proprietor, prison inmate, bookseller, publican, and owner-manager of one of the finest theatres of the city. He presented every kind of entertainment, indoors and out-of-doors, from Punch and Judy to tragedy played by Macready, Phelps, and Kean. He began in a sideshow, where he was alternately 'barker' to bring in the crowds, or 'The African Giantess' inside the booth.
Success after success brought him into touch with the great names of the day-even Jenny Lind. But he ended as he began-at Glasgow Fair.


Unknown: David Prince Miller
Production By: Robin Russell
Production By: Harold Wightman
Unknown: Eileen Herlihy
Unknown: Ben Levy
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Janette Sel
Unknown: Jack Sinclair
Unknown: Halbert Tatlock
Unknown: David Prince Miller
Unknown: Jenny Lind.
David Prince Miller: William H D Joss


George Davie 's Sextet


Unknown: George Davie


with Ronnie Austin (violin)
Percy Pegg (piano)
Ralph Smith (bass)
Jack Collin (guitar) and Bette Roberts (vocalist) from the Maybury Roadhouse,


Violin: Ronnie Austin
Piano: Percy Pegg
Bass: Ralph Smith
Guitar: Jack Collin
Guitar: Bette Roberts


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