at the Winter Gardens, Rothesay
The cast includes :
Hope and Lang ; Clark and Murray; Pagan and Ross; Billy Maloney ; Bessie Bendon ; Matt and Billie ; Marjorie Parry ; Bernard Ross ; Six Morganettes ; Johnnie Douglas and his Melodymakers
A play by J. M. Barrie
Characters in order of speaking
Produced by Andrew Stewart
The Will is one of Barrie's lesser-known plays, although its obscurity seems quite undeserved. It is a masterly little play and clearly written by a great artist.
It is not written from the whimsical point of view that people declare to be ' typically Barrie', but is a bitter-sweet morsel in which the dramatist shakes his head kindly and regretfully over human failings. The failing in this case is ambition for place and social grandeur. Barrie shows the deadening and hardening effect on two ordinary young people.
The Will is a more bitterly satirical slant on the theme that Barrie himself stated elsewhere as 'there is no more impressive sight in the world than a Scotsman on the make'.
Surtees, a clerk:
W H D
de la Haye
Mrs Philip Ross:
Sennet, another clerk:
Creed, another clerk:
W H D
A show by Gladys and Clay Keyes , with music by Clay Keyes
Principal characters in order of introduction also stage hands, chorus girls, songpluggers, office boy, doctor, etc.
The BBC Variety Orchestra and A section of the BBC Revue Chorus
Conducted by Charles Shadwell
Orchestrations by Wally Wallond
Produced by Roy Speer
Charlie, a stage manager:
E J Benny, a producer:
Tony, a young song-writer:
Pam, a chorus girl:
MacWilliam, a vaudeville artist:
Maisie, a chorus girl Sunday Wilshin Meggie:
Jack, a cabaret artist:
Bill, a comedian:
Vaudeville artists: Jimmy O'Donnell:
Jerry Langdon, an agent:
Frankie, a song-plugger:
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