1922 - 1923

A Princess of Kensington

Kenna, a lady of fairy origin who gave her name to Kensington Gardens, gave also her heart to a mortal , Prince Albion. Mountain spirit Azuriel has been desperately jealous ever since. Shakespeare’s sprite, Puck, intervenes to mischievously prolong the lovers’ quarrel, teaching Kenna a spell to awaken Albion after a ten-century sleep. To keep Azuriel happy, Puck decides to put in place a fictitious Albion who will marry a mortal maid.


William Jelf, a young sailor from HMS Albion, is selected to take the prince’s place and is brought to Kensington Gardens. His cap, of course, bears the name “Albion”. Two young lovers, Lt. Brook Green and Joy Jellicoe, also wander in the gardens. Puck assumes the appearance of Joy’s father, Sir James Jellicoe, and encourages the sailor, William Jelf, impersonating the prince, to make love to Joy, although he is (unwillingly) supposed to marry Nell Reddish, the niece of Mr. Reddish, an innkeeper. At the end, after much mayhem,  Nell marries Jelf’s Uncle Ben, Azuriel thinks that Albion is really dead and peace is restored to Fairyland. William Jelf goes back to sea, a happy bachelor.


For the Orpheus production the Butterfly Dance, performed by Miss Phyllis Pereira, was specially arranged for her by her teacher, M. Veronine Vestoff, of the Vestoff-Serova Russian School of Dancing, New York.


Stage Direction: Mr. F.L.C. Pereira

Musical Director: Mr. James A. Smith

Dances arranged by Miss Phyllis Pereira

Cast

C.L. Cochrane, Miss

Titania (Queen of the Fairies)

C.R. Medland

Oberon (King of the Fairies)

D. Roy Kennedy

Puck (the Imp of Mischief)

Edwin H. Hawkes

Azuriel (a Mountain Spirit)

Edythe Sawyer

Moth

G. Bowen,Miss

Mustardseed

H.E. Larkin

Old Ben (fisherman)

H.P. Gardner

Sir James Jellicoe (a Rich Banker)

Harry A. Underwood

Brook Green (his Junior Clerk)

J. Herbert Summers

Yapp (a Policeman)

J.D. Robertson, Mrs.

Kenna (Oberon's daughter)

J.D. Robertson,Mr.

Jem Johnson (sailor from HMS "Albion"

Jessie Brown

Cobweb

Margaret Allan

Dragonfly

Margaret B. MacLean

Peaseblssom

Margaret B. MacLean

Kenna (Oberon's daughter)

Margery Gallaher

Lady Jellicoe

Mary E. Macfarland

Joy (Sir James Jellicoe's daughter)

Nichol T. Allan

Will Weatherly (sailor from HMS "Albion"

Phyllis Pereira, Miss

Butterfly

Ralph L. Duclos

Bill Blake (sailor from HMS "Albion"

. J.D. Robertson, Mrs.

Peaseblossom

Don Tuck

A Milkman / Zephyrus (a Fairy)

F.L.C. Pereira, Mr.

Wlliam Jelf (sailor from HMS "Albion"

Gertrude Stringer

Joy (Sir James Jellicoe's daughter)

Harry F. Williams

James Doubleday (fisherman)

Horace M. Butler

Mr. Reddish (proprietor of "The Jolly Tar"

Louise Wright

Neil Reddish (his Niece)

N. Hodgson

Neil Reddish (his Niece)

Walter A. Tucker

Recruiting Sergeant

A. A. Radford

Ladies of the Chorus

A. Lyons

Ladies of the Chorus

A. Saunders

Ladies of the Chorus

Betty Brown

Ladies of the Chorus

C. J. Macpherson, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

C. L. Cochrane

Ladies of the Chorus

C. M. Troy

Ladies of the Chorus

E. Nelson

Ladies of the Chorus

Edythe Sawyer

Ladies of the Chorus

F. A. Venn, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

F. H. Byshe, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

G. Ogilvie

Ladies of the Chorus

Grace Hoolihan

Ladies of the Chorus

H. Cooch

Ladies of the Chorus

I. Binks

Ladies of the Chorus

J. H. Summers, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

James A. Smith, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

Jessie Brown

Ladies of the Chorus

L. Creelman

Ladies of the Chorus

Lower, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

M. Hudson

Ladies of the Chorus

Margery Gallaher

Ladies of the Chorus

N. Hodgson, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

O. G. Herwig

Ladies of the Chorus

P. Thornell

Ladies of the Chorus

S. Ellis

Ladies of the Chorus

V. Morrisey

Ladies of the Chorus

W. J. Dey, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

Cleo Teskey

Ladies of the Chorus

G. Bowen

Ladies of the Chorus

Gladys Queale

Ladies of the Chorus

H. Painter

Ladies of the Chorus

M. Boyd

Ladies of the Chorus

M. Smith

Ladies of the Chorus

Margaret Allan

Ladies of the Chorus

Verna Little

Ladies of the Chorus

W.R. Cunningham, Mrs.

Ladies of the Chorus

A. W. Simpson

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Alex. Archambault

Gentlemen of the Chorus

C. G. Cameron

Gentlemen of the Chorus

C. I. Clarke

Gentlemen of the Chorus

C. R. Medland

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Don Tuck

Gentlemen of the Chorus

F. Goodhouse

Gentlemen of the Chorus

G. A. Brown

Gentlemen of the Chorus

H. B. Bailey

Gentlemen of the Chorus

H. H. Clarke

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Harry B. Bode

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Harry Williams

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Herbert Byshe

Gentlemen of the Chorus

J. A. Ballantyne

Gentlemen of the Chorus

J. A. McNeill

Gentlemen of the Chorus

J. D. Robertson, Mr.

Gentlemen of the Chorus

James Macpherson

Gentlemen of the Chorus

M. St. Germain

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Nichol T. Allan

Gentlemen of the Chorus

R. Wilson

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Roy A. Gibson

Gentlemen of the Chorus

S. F. Conquer

Gentlemen of the Chorus

T. H. Hawkins

Gentlemen of the Chorus

W. A. Tucker

Gentlemen of the Chorus

Governor-General's Foot Guards Band

The Royal Red Marines Band

Production

A.R. Dawson, Mr.

Stage Manager

Alvarez Pereira, Mr.

Butterfly and Dragonfly Costume Design

F.A. Venn, Mrs.

Ladies' Costumes

F.H. Byshe, Mr.

Orchestral Secretary

H. H. Clarke, Mr.

Treasurer

Harry A. Underwood

Secretary

Harry W. Sproule

Properties

Horace M. Butler

Programme Manager

Margaret Lyon

Accompanist

R. B. O'Grady, Mrs.

Milliner for Joy Jellicoe's Hats

S.L. Saxby, Mr.

Properties

© 2019, Orpheus Musical Theatre Society 

A not-for-profit registered charity
No. 11907 0415 RR0001

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