1938

The Gondoliers

Casilda, a young bride and heir to the throne of Barataria, arrives in Venice with her father, the Duke of Plaza-Toro, to join her husband, to whom she was betrothed as an infant in an arranged marriage. But there is a problem: as an infant he was entrusted to a drunken gondolier who confused him with his own son.  Which one of the two young gondoliers is the husband and heir to the throne? As the King has just been killed, both must rule jointly for the time being until Inez, the prince’s former nurse, can be summoned to see which is the rightful king. To complicate the situation, both the gondoliers, Marco and Guiseppe, are married to local girls FIametta and Tessa. And Casilba has fallen in love with her attendant, Luiz. Inez eventually reveals that Luiz was spirited away as an infant and is actually the real king. The gondoliers are happy to step down as co-rulers; Casilba and Luiz are now ready to marry and assume the throne.


Musical Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Producer (Director): H.G. Richardson

Dance Arranger: Gwendolyn Osborne

Cast

Alison Thomas

Tessa, a Contadina

Bert Adkins

Drummer Boy

Christine McCulloch Allan

Duchess of Plaza-Toro

Cyril W. Leggatt

Marco Palmieri, a Venetian Gondolier

Denis Gillan

Francesco, a Venetian Gondolier/Tenor

Doris Armstrong

Inez, the King's foster-mother/Contralto

Dorothy M. Johnston

Fiametta, a Contadina/Soprano

Florence B. Morgan

Vittoria, a Contadina

G.D. Sladen

Luiz

Harriett Davies

Giulia, a Contadina/Soprano

Harry M. Hands

Guiseppe Palmieri, a Venetian Gondolier

Ivor G. Phillips

Giorgio, a Venetian Gondolier

James G. Scott

Don Alhambra del Bolero

Joseph Webb

Antonio, a Venetian Gondolier

Lois Bothwell

Ginetta, a Contadina

Mervyn Pettapiece

Annibale, a Venetian Gondolier/Bass

Roby E. Brown

Casilda

Stanley Churchward

Duje of Plaza-Toro

Adele Wendt

Soprano

Audrey Scott

Soprano

Claire H. Coll

Soprano

Edith Donaldson

Soprano

Evelyn Vernier

Soprano

Gwendolyn Smart

Soprano

Jean Binks

Soprano

Rosalie Sladen

Soprano

Veronique Hogan

Soprano

Vivienne St. Pierre

Soprano

Anne Haydon

Contralto

Edna Kalil

Contralto

Eleanor Kenyon

Contralto

Florence B. Morgan

Contralto

Francis O'Malley

Contralto

Grace Scott

Contralto

Nina Gardiner

Contralto

Pearl Haydon

Contralto

Veronica Lochnan

Contralto

Adam McGregor

Tenor

Anderson G. Kalil

Tenor

F.J. Colpman

Tenor

Harold W. Lewis

Tenor

Leonard Webb

Tenor

Samuel R. Jolliffe

Tenor

William C. Tierney

Tenor

A.E. MacLaurin

Bass

A.L. Flockhart

Bass

H.L. Trueman

Bass

Ivor G. Phillips

Bass

J.W. Groves

Bass

J.W.H. Currie

Bass

Joseph Webb

Bass

Mervyn Pettapiece

Bass

Percy May

Bass

Percy May

Bass

Barbara Speer

Octette Dancer

Doris Atkinson

Octette Dancer

Jean Bell

Octette Dancer

Mary Elizabeth Pasch

Octette Dancer

Nora White

Octette Dancer

Rita Merrick

Octette Dancer

Shirley Palowin

Octette Dancer

Yolande Leduc

Octette Dancer

Production

Adam McGregor

Costumes

Adam McGregor

Programme

F.G. Bronskill, Mrs.

Accompanist

Howard L. Trueman

Stage Manager

William Richardson

Scenery and Settings

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