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by Dorothy Bennett (soprano)
(From National)


Soprano: Dorothy Bennett


Light Music by British Composers
(From National)


including Weather Forecast


A Variety programme broadcast from the stage of THE PALACE THEATRE,
The Palace Theatre, Plymouth, is one of the few theatres that has never changed its policy of playing Variety, revue, and occasionally a musical comedy or straight play. The theatre is owned and personally controlled by Mrs. Mary Hoyle, one of the very few women in England running a theatre, and the general manager is Jack Fitchett , once a well-known footballer who played with Bolton Wanderers.
The theatre was built in 1897 and seats 1,500 ; it is one of the best built houses of the old days. The façade is done in terra-cotta and tiles, with two pictures in colour, one portraying the Spanish Armada leaving Ferrol, and the other the defeat of the Armada. It is most striking work, and visitors from all over the country make a special visit when in Plymouth to see the theatre front.
The acts which listeners are to hear will be chosen from the following: Winsor and Wilton, the well-known comedians ; Pat and Vera Lennox , in comedy cross-talk and impressions ; Harry Welchman , popular hero from romantic plays in songs old and new ; Rudy Starita , xylophone and marimba ; Bennett and Williams, the jovial boys with their fiddles ; and the well-known broadcasting artist, Eve Becke.


Unknown: Jack Fitchett
Unknown: Vera Lennox
Unknown: Harry Welchman
Unknown: Rudy Starita


(By permission of the Watch Committee)
Conducted by Captain F. W. Wood ,
M.V.O., Director of Music
Edith Mills (contralto)


Conducted By: Captain F. W. Wood
Contralto: Edith Mills

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