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A Ballad-play (1788) being the second part of The Beggar's Opera by JOHN GAY with Cy Grant
Jane Wenham , Edric Connor
The traditional ballads newly arranged by Christopher Whelen
THE Introduction:
Scene- The stage of the Playhouse, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
POLLY- an opera: Scene: In the West Indies
Players, servants, pirates, guards piaved bv members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company with the Ambrosian Singers


Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Arranged By: Christopher Whelen
Mr Gay, the Poet: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Rich the Player: Haydn Jones
Signora Crotchetta: June Tobin
Mrs Diana Trapes: Marjorie Westbury
Mr Ducat: William Eedle
Damans: Pearl Prescod
Flimzy: Hilda Kriseman
Pollv Peachum: Jane Wenham
Mrs ' Ducat: June Tobin
West Indian Soldier: Charles Hyatt
Pirate 'Hacker: Haydn Jones
Culverin: Arthur Gomez
Capstern: George Hagan
Laguerre: Godfrey Kenton
Cutlace: Kenneth Dight
Jenny Diver: Peggy Butt
Morano: Gordon Boyd
Vanderbluff: Julian Somers
Prince Cawwawkee: Cy Grant
King Pohetohee: Edric Connor


Tessa Robbins (violin) Robin Wood (piano)
Last of five programmes including Bach's six works for unaccompanied violin.


Violin: Tessa Robbins
Piano: Robin Wood


George MacBeth introduces a selection of his own poems, read by himself and Hugh Dickson


Introduces: George MacBeth
Introduces: Hugh Dickson

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