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.

Cast

Alison Thomas

Tina

C. Revelle

3RD Man

C. Watts

2ND Man

Charles Nicholson

Willem

Doreen Burchell

Flora

Doris Rodger

Anna

Geoffrey Farrow

Jan Van Borkem

Gladys Culley

Dora

H. Goldsmith

Servant

H. Goldsmith

1ST Man

H. Sills, W.Clark, C. Revelle, K. Waddell

French Boys

Iris Wilson

Gretchen

J.G. Scott

"Kid" Conner

James Pullen

Joshua Pennyfeather

Jeannine Lanthier

Countess De La Fere

Kay Mattice

Martha

Lorna Logan, M.Barrette, J. Martin, J. Selesse

English Girls

Louise Mulvihill

Maid

Major J. Pullen

Capt.Karl Van Damm

Margaret Rowles

Emma

Marjorie Stranks

Bertha

Miss Marjorie Lyon

Soloist

Ruth Piers

Lena

S.E. Bagnall

"Con" Kidder

S/Sgt. D Hammond

Franz

S/Sgt. J.E. Webb

Governor Of Zeeland

Amie C. R. Nicol

Soprano

Anita (Annetta) Kipp

Soprano

Audrey O'Neill

Soprano

Beatrice Perkin

Soprano

Daisy Mae Checkley

Soprano

Doreen Burchill

Soprano

Elsie Parkes

Soprano

Evelyn Fisher

Soprano

Frances Oldham

Soprano

Holly Le Marquand

Soprano

Isabel Forward

Soprano

Iva Bridges

Soprano

Jean L. Halley

Soprano

Jeanne St. Germain

Soprano

Kay Mattice

Soprano

Lorna Logan

Soprano

M. Rowles

Soprano

Marguerite Allan

Soprano

Mary Barrette

Soprano

Mary Forward

Soprano

Ruth Piers

Soprano

Zella Houston

Soprano

Anne Larsen

Alto

D. Hyder

Alto

Doris Rodger

Alto

Gwen Nuth

Alto

Jean Martin

Alto

Jean Mattice

Alto

Josephine Salesse

Alto

Marjorie Eastman

Alto

Mary Allen

Alto

Mary E. Girous

Alto

Mary Jealous

Alto

Mildred M. Ker

Alto

Bill Murray

Tenor

C. Watts

Tenor

Jack Royston

Tenor

Orville Powell

Tenor

Ralph E. Dale

Tenor

SM. H. H. Sills

Tenor

Sam Pantalone

Tenor

Sgt. W. Tierney

Tenor

Ted Hothersall

Tenor

William Clarke

Tenor

A. E. MacLaurin

Base

J. H. Douglas Jewell

Base

Ken Waddell

Base

Mervyn Pettapiece

Base

Percy May

Base

S/Sgt. Cal. Revelle

Base

Sgt. Herbert W. Goldsmith

Base

Audrey Miscampbell

Dancer

Betty Sanders

Dancer

Betty Young

Dancer

Joy Dunning

Dancer

Marilyn Sewell

Dancer

Mary French

Dancer

Production

Falkland Sea Cadets

Ushers

Gordon Stranks

Program Designs

H. Bramwell Bailey

Music Director

Malabar

Costumes

Marguerite Farrow

Prompting

Mark Brooks

Producer

Neil O'Donnell

Lighting

Richard W. Mitchell

At The Piano

Verne Ridgeway

Scenery

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