1943 - 1944

Tom Jones

Tom Jones is a lively young foundling who has been brought up by Squire Allworthy. He is much loved by everyone, unlike Allworthy’s nephew, Blifil, an unlikeable character who is jealous of Tom. Tom stays with Squire Western while recovering from an accident while saving the life of the Squire’s daughter, Sophia. Tom falls desperately in love with Sophia, but the Squire has arranged for her to marry Blifil. Tom is cast off when it is discovered that he and Sophia are in love.


Act 2 opens at an inn in Upton, near London. Tom has rescued Lady Bellaston, a kinswoman of the Westerns, from the hands of some highwaymen and brings her to the inn. When Lady Bellaston makes advances, he refuses, wishing to remain faithful to Sophia. Sophia runs away with her maid, Honour, in an attempt to find Tom. She plans to seek refuge with her cousin, Lady Bellaston, but hears that Tom is at the inn and goes there. Squire Western follows on her trail, but he also ends up staying at the inn because of an attack of gout. All these people are in the hostel unknown to each other. Things get tangled up worse when the apothecary Benjamin Partridge shows up. He knows secrets about the mystery of Tom’s birth. After some drinking, Tom makes advances to whom he thinks is Lady Bellaston, but it is actually Sophia in disguise. Sophia leaves the inn, heart-broken. Tom chases after her in Lady Bellaston’s coach, accompanied by Partridge.


Some weeks later a fête is in progress at the Ranelagh Gardens in London. The guests dance and chat as they wait for the arrival of Sophia Western. Tom has been unable to see her as he has been denied admission to Lady Bellaston’s house. Partridge reveals to Allworthy that Tom is actually his real nephew and the older brother of Blifil. Tom is now in favour. Squire Western consents to the marriage of Tom and Sophia. Everything ends happily.


Director: O. B. Rigby

Musical DirecrorL: H. Bramwell Bailey

Dance Arrangements: Luella Barrigar

Cast

A. E. MacLaurin

Mr. Allworthy, Chorus

Alison Thomas

Honour (maid to Sophia)

Anderson Kalil

Benjamin Partridge

Armand Lemay

Postboy, Jig dancer, Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Bert. Thomas

Tony, Chorus

C. K. Johns

Gregory

Chester Ronning

Dobbin

Cyril Culley

Blifil

Doris Armstrong

Miss Western

Elizabeth Allan

Lettie Wheatcroft, Jig dancer

Elsie M. Parkes

Bessie Wiseacre

Esther Henry

Sophia

Evelyn Hallett

Lady Bellaston

Gordon C. Graham

Colonel Wilcox, Jig dancer, Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Gwendolyn Smart

Sophia

Herb. Sills

2nd Highwayman, Chorus

Howard L. Trueman

Squire Western

J. E. Webb

An Officer

J. W. Groves

Tom Edwards

Jack Pullen

Tom Jones

James G. Scott

Benjamin Partridge

Kay Cannon

Hetty, Jig dancer, Chorus

L. W. Costen

Pimlott, Chorus

Margaret Sykes

Betty

Mary Allan

Rosie Lucas

Phyllis Lugsdin

Hostess of the Inn at Upton, Peggy

Roy Hamilton

Tom Jones

S. E. Bagnall

Squire Cloddy, Waiter, Chorus

Ted Hothersall

Grizzle

Thomas E. Ferguson

1st Highwayman, Jig dancer, Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Viola Turgeon

Lady Bellaston

Albert Chartrand

Jig dancer, Chorus

Andrée Cunningham

Jig dancer, Chorus

Art. Savard

Chorus

Arthur Peltz

Jig dancer, Chorus

Barbara McIntyre

Chorus

Bill Tierney

Chorus

Billie Metcalfe

Jig dancer, Chorus

Chester Hancock

Chorus

Chris Mattock

Chorus

Daisy-Mae Checkley

Chorus

Elsie Groves

Chorus

Ervilla Morphy

Chorus

Evelyn Affleck

Chorus

Evelyn MacLaurin

Chorus

Evelyn Smith

Chorus

Gabrielle Mougin

Chorus

Gertrude Gerlach

Jig dancer, Chorus

Gwen Nuth

Chorus

H. F. Meredith

Jig dancer, Chorus

Holly Lemarquand

Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Iris Wilson

Jig dancer, Chorus

Isobel Forward

Jig dancer, Chorus

Janet Smart

Chorus

Jean E. Hewitt

Chorus

Jean Halley

Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Jean M. Scott

Chorus

Joane Sansome

Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Josephine Salesse

Chorus

Katherine McDonald

Chorus

Kathleen Skinner

Chorus

Kathleen Willsher

Jig dancer

Kay Willsher

Chorus

Lois Longmire

Chorus

Lois Singleton

Chorus

Lorna Logan

Chorus

Margaret A. Self

Chorus

Margaret Rowles

Chorus

Marguerite Willis

Chorus

Mary Barette

Chorus

Mary Ross

Chorus

Mildred Peters

Chorus

Patricia Boreham

Chorus

Pearl Haydon

Chorus

Percy May

Chorus

Ralph Dale

Chorus

Ron Bottrill

Chorus

Ruth Piers

Chorus

Shelagh Joy Lund

Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Stephen Meinzinger

Jig dancer, Chorus

W. Barker

solo morris dancer, Jig dancer, Chorus

W. L. Murray

Gavotte dancer, Chorus

Wendy Scott

Chorus

Production

Adele Irwin

Stage Crew

Art. Savard

Publicity

Bert Bristow

Stage Crew

Bert Thomas

Business Manager

Bob Allan

Stage Crew

Doris Armstrong

Prompting

Doris Daly

Accompanist

Dorothy Ewan

Stage Crew

Elsie Parkes

Costuming

Gabrielle Mougin

Costuming

Gladys Cully

Prompting

J. E. Webb

Costuming

J. G. Scott

Publicity

Marguerite Craig

Properties

Neil O'Donald

Lighting Effects

Pearl Haydon

Costuming

Percy May

Chorus Master

Rosalie Sladden

Properties

Ted Hothersall

Costuming

William Adkins

Stage Manager

Tom Jones