A West Indian Yarn
-by Eden Phillpotts with Edward Chapman as Captain Greenleaf
Production by Cyril Wood
The action of the play takes place before the days of wireless-in fact, sixty years ago, on board The Flying Fish, a little tramp steamer plying in the Antilles. The events occur on her voyage from a small island in the Northern Group to Kingston, Jamaica, and are spread over a space of three days. The play begins at noon, when The Flying Fish is about to sail.
Isaac Bannerman, an old Mulatto under sentence of death for murder:
Dick Greenleaf, Captain of The Flying FishEdward Chapman Ned White, mate:
Billy Homes, cook:
Timothy Baxter, carpenter:
James McBride, engineer:
Ben Caunter, seaman:
Jacko, cabin boy:
(Roman Catholic) from St. Mary's-on-the-Quay,
8.0 Order of Service
Address by the Rev. FRANCIS DONOHOE , S.J.
Bone Pastor (Palestrina) 0 Salutaris (Palestrina) Tantum Ergo (Webbe) Adoremus (Plainsong)
Organist, Ernest E. March
Commander J. M. Scott , R.N.
When Commander Scott recently took up his appointment as King's Harbour Master, Plymouth, he came on a number of notebooks and diaries belonging to a predecessor. On examining these he discovered that they contained all details of arrivals and departures at the port of Plymouth during the Napoleonic wars, and included particulars of French men-of-war captured in naval engagements from 1796 to 1816. It is of these discoveries that he is going to speak tonight. It is interesting that the last insertion in this batch of notebooks was the significant one ' 25 April 1823-Comet, Steam Vessel. Arrived'.
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