1945 - 1946

The Red Mill

ACT I - At the Sign of the Red Mill


"Con" Kiddler and "Kid" Conner, two American Tourists, become stranded at an inn in a small town in Holland. To avoid paying their board bill, they attempt to escape from the inn, but are caught in the act by the Burgomaster, who orders their imprisonment, but the innkeeper agrees to let them work out their indebtedness by replacing some of the inn servants. Con is made an interpreter and Kid is given a job as a waiter. The two Americans contrive a scheme to save the Burgomaster's daughter from a distasteful marriage with the Governor, and to help her elope with her lover, Captain Karl Van Damm. The innkeeper overhears the plot and informs the Burgomaster who locks his daughter in the Red Mill, and places Franz, the Sheriff, to guard the door. The two Americans effect the rescue of Gretchen. This ends the first act.


ACT II - Hall of the Burgomaster's House


Act Two shows the Hall at the Burgomaster's house, on the day set for the wedding. The bride is missing and the Burgomaster offers a reward of innumerable gulden for her discovery. He even telegraphs to Hague for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to assist in the search. Con and Kid, disguised as Italian organ grinders, discover the telegram and soon arrive on the scene as the famous detective and his biographer. They order the arrest of the Sheriff for political reasons, and insist upon the release of Captain Karl, Gretchen's lover. In the meantime the Governor has arrived, and finding his intended bride missing, is perfectly satisfied to marry her aunt who is equally wealthy. The two Americans then restore Gretchen to her lover, who is found to be heir to a large English estate. The real identity of the detective and the doctor is discovered. Con wins the innkeeper's daughter, Tina, and all ends happily.


Producer: Mark Brooks

Music Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Cast

Alison Thomas

Tina

Charles Nicholson

Willem

D. Hammond

Franz

Doreen Burchell

Flora, chorus

Doris Rodger

Anna, chorus

Geoffrey Farrow

Jan Van Borkem

Gladys Culley

Dora

Iris Wilson

Gretchen

J .G. Scott

Kid Conner

J. E. Webb

Governor Of Zeeland

J. Pullen

Capt. Karl Van Damm

James Pullen

Joshua Pennyfeather

Jeannine Lanthier

Countess De La Fere

Kay Mattice

Martha, chorus

Louise Mulvihill

Maid

Margaret Rowles

Emma, chorus

Marjorie Stranks

Bertha

Ruth Piers

Lena, chorus

S. E. Bagnall

Con Kidder

A. E. MacLaurin

Chorus

Amie C. R. Nicol

Chorus

Anita (Annetta) Kipp

Chorus

Anne Larsen

Chorus

Audrey O'Neill

Chorus

Beatrice Perkin

Chorus

Bill Murray

Chorus

C. Watts

Chorus

Cal. Revelle

Chorus

D. Hyder

Chorus

Daisy Mae Checkley

Chorus

Elsie Parkes

Chorus

Evelyn Fisher

Chorus

Frances Oldham

Chorus

Gwen Nuth

Chorus

H. H. Sills

Chorus

Herbert W. Goldsmith

Chorus

Holly Le Marquand

Chorus

Isabel Forward

Chorus

Iva Bridges

Chorus

J. H. Douglas Jewell

Chorus

Jack Royston

Chorus

Jean L. Halley

Chorus

Jean Martin

Chorus

Jean Mattice

Chorus

Jeanne St. Germain

Chorus

Josephine Salesse

Chorus

Ken Waddell

Chorus

Lorna Logan

Chorus

Marguerite Allan

Chorus

Marjorie Eastman

Chorus

Mary Allen

Chorus

Mary Barrette

Chorus

Mary E. Giroux

Chorus

Mary Forward

Chorus

Mary Jealous

Chorus

Mervyn Pettapiece

Chorus

Mildred M. Ker

Chorus

Orville Powell

Chorus

Percy May

Chorus

Ralph E. Dale

Chorus

Sam Pantalone

Chorus

Ted Hothersall

Chorus

W. Tierney

Chorus

William Clarke

Chorus

Zella Houston

Chorus

Audrey Miscampbell

Dancer

Betty Sanders

Dancer

Betty Young

Dancer

Joy Dunning

Dancer

Marilyn Sewell

Dancer

Marjorie Lyon

Dancer

Mary French

Dancer

Production

Betty Brooks

Workshop

Bob Allan

Stage Crew

G. W. Lee

Properties

Gordon Stranks

Program Designs

Mallabar

Costumes

Margot Brooks

Properties

Marguerite Farrow

Prompting

Neil O'Donnell

Lighting

Pearl Haydon

Costuming

Richard W. Mitchell

At The Piano

S. E. Bagnall

Programme

Verne Ridgeway

Scenery

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