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A visit to the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London to see the English Opera Group production of Let's Make An Opera!
Act 1
Time: The present
Scene 1: The drawing-room of Mrs. Parworthy's house
Scene 2: The preparation and rehearsal for the opera in the village hall
Scene 3: The dress rehearsal of the opera
Act 2
The opera
The children's nursery at Iken Hall in January, 1810
Scene 1: Mid-morning
Scene 2: Afternoon
Scene 3: Next day
Eric Crozier writes on page 45
(to 18.20)


Benjamin Britten
Eric Crozier
Basil Coleman
Stuart Burge
Orchestra conducted by:
Norman Del Mar
Presented for Television by:
Michael Henderson
Miss Baggot the housekeeper:
Gladys Parr
Black Bob, the sweep:
Norman Lumsden
Juliet Brook:
Anne Sharp
Rowan, nursery-maid to the Brook children:
Pamela Woolmore
Clem Black Bob's son:
Max Worthley
Sam, the new sweep-boy:
Alan Woolston
Gay Brook:
Michael Nicholls
Sophie Brook:
Jean Galton
Johnnie Crome:
Paul Nedland
Hughie Crome:
Clive Wyatt
Tina Crome:
Shirley Eaton
Tom the coachman:
Norman Lumsden
Alfred, the gardener:
Max Worthley

A play by Baroness Orczy and Montague Barstow.
[Starring] Margaretta Scott and James Carney
The action takes place in England and France during the year 1792.
(Second performance: Thursday at 8.30)
Lionel Hale writes on page 45


Baroness Orczy
Montague Barstow
Fred O'Donovan
Dances arranged by:
Viola Merrett
Tom McCall
Minuet composed by:
Alan Paul
James Bould
Captain of the Guard:
Michael Brennan
Peter Rennie
Sir Percy Blakeney:
James Carney
The Chevalier Paul de Grignon:
Anthony Sharp
Citizen Hebert, of the Committee of Public Safety:
David Aylmer
Mr. Hempseed:
Herbert C. Walton
Jellyband, landlord of 'The Fisherman's Rest':
Edgar K. Bruce
Sally Jellyband, his daughter:
Julia Braddock
Chauvelin, French envoy:
Sydney Tafler
Lord Antony Dewhurst:
Bryan Coleman
Sir Andrew Ffoulkes:
John Witty
The Comtesse de Tournai:
Sybil Rares
The Vicomte de Tournai, her son:
Richmond Nairne
Suzanne de Tournai, her daughter:
Alison Petrie
Lady Marguerite Blakeney, nee St. Just:
Margaretta Scott
Armand St. Just, her brother:
Dennis Fraser
Lord Grenville, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs:
Graveley Edwards
Lady Portarles:
Evelyn Moore
H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV:
Raymond Rollett
Felix Irwin
Brogard, landlord of the 'Lion d'Or':
Thomas Gallagher
Mere Brogard:
Amy Dalby
The Comte de Tournai:
Walter Horsbrugh
Others taking part:
Viola Merrett
Others taking part:
Joan Duan
Others taking part:
Alexis Milne
Others taking part:
Sheila Beckett
Others taking part:
Doreen Harrop
Others taking part:
Richard Sherren
Others taking part:
Nicholas Gee
Others taking part:
Robert Weeden
Others taking part:
Kenneth Osbourne

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