1941

Merrie England

The action of the opera takes place during the latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.


The May Day celebrations are in full swing when a court intrigue intrudes itself. Use is made of the legend of Herne the Hunter, an apparition supposed to appear from time to time, to influence the Queen and to bring about a satisfactory ending.


Producer (Director): Mark Brooks

Music Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Cast

A.E. MacLaurin

A Butcher

C.K. Johns

Long Tom

Christine McCulloch Allan

Queen Elizabeth

Cyril W. Legatt

Sir Walter Raleigh

Dermot Sladen

A Baker

Doris Armstrong

Queen Elizabeth (matinée)/Contralto

F.J. Colpman

A Wine Vendor/Tenor

George Gorman

Second Soldier

George T. Jackson

A Lord

Gwendolyn Smart

The May Queen

Howard L. Trueman

Big Ben

J.H.W. Currie

A Tinker

Jack C. Hamill

A Tailor

Jonathan Little

Walter Wilkins

Margaret Sykes

Bessie Throckmorton (matinée)/Soprano

Margot Brooks

Second Royal Page

Marjorie Lyon

Marjory/Dancer

Mary Allen

Kate/Contralto

Mary E. White

Jill-All-Alone

Melodie Willis-O'Connor

Miss Bessie Throckmorton

Peggy Marshall

Lady-in-Waiting

Rothwell Bishop

The Queen's Fool

Theresa Saucier

First Royal Page

Thomas Ferguson

First Soldier

Walter Sykes

Silas Simkins

William Connelly

The Earl of Essex

Audrey Scott

Soprano

Christine Briggs

Soprano

Colombe Saucier

Soprano

Elizabeth Allan

Soprano

Elsie Parks

Soprano

Gabrielle Morgan

Soprano

Hazel Christy

Soprano

Hazel Levick

Soprano

Isobel Gale

Soprano

Janet MacLean

Soprano

Kathleen Willsher

Soprano

Maria Gale

Soprano

Miriam Graham

Soprano

Olive Anders

Soprano

Robina Robertson

Soprano

Rosalie Sladen

Soprano

Stella Regan

Soprano

Vivienne St. Pierre

Soprano

Barbara Russell

Contralto

Diana Cumner

Contralto

Elsie Groves

Contralto

Josephine Miller

Contralto

Joyce Warrener

Contralto

Marguerite Craig

Contralto

Mildred Peters

Contralto

R. Dymond

Tenor

Ruth Freeman

Contralto

Wendy Scott

Contralto

F.W. Currie

Tenor

G.C. Graham

Tenor

John O'Donnell

Tenor

W.L. Murray

Tenor

Charles Wood

Bass

Geoffrey Farrow

Bass/Bargeman

J.E. Webb

Bass

J.W. Groves

Bass

Leo Robillard

Bass

Mervyn Pettapiece

Bass

Percy Lecuyer

Bass

Percy May

Bass/Lord

Stan Kayes

Bass

Betty Canivet

Dancer

Betty Pennett

Dancer

Dorohty Kennedy

Lady-in-waiting

Jean Sheffield

Dancer

Peggy Marshall

Lady-in-Waiting

Tom Currie

Herald

W.A. Alexander

Soldier

Production

Doris Armstrong

Tickets

J.D. Robertson, Mrs.

Costumes

J.H.W. Currie, Capt.

Progrramme

R.B. Farrell

Publicity

Verne Ridgeway

Stage and Art Director

Violet Bronskill

Accompanist

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

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