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Listeners who have heard Carroll Gibbons' attractively lazy drawl announcing his band on the air need no telling that he is an American. He first came to England in 1924, and in 1931 formed the Savoy Hotel Orpheans. He and his band have broadcast many times. But besides being a band leader Carroll Gibbons is an accomplished dance pianist, and it is as such that you see and hear him tonight.


Carroll Gibbons

by Christopher Fry.
Based on the production by E. Martin Browne at the Mercury Theatre

Christopher Fry spent some years in the theatre as an actor, and later as a producer before turning playwright. In 1938 he wrote a pastoral play mainly in verse, "The Boy with a Cart", and in 1945 "The Firstborn", a verse play which has been acquired by Alec Clunes and the Arts Theatre Group of Actors.


Christopher Fry
Stage production:
E. Martin
Produced for television by:
Eric Fawcett
Hermione Hannen
Eleanor Summerfield
Alan Wheatley

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