1948 - 1949

Florodora

Florodora, a tropical island in the Philippines; 1900

A wealthy British aristocrat, Cyrus W. Gilfain, stole the secret recipe for the perfume Florodora from the family of one of his farm girls, Dolores. He plans to marry her to remove any doubt about his ownership of the business, but Dolores has fallen in love with Frank Abercoed, Gilfain’s head clerk, who is actually a British aristocrat who fled to the island to avoid an undesirable arranged marriage. Into all of this arrives a comic mystic named Tweedlepunch, who uses the pseudoscience of phrenology to arrange marriages for all the men and women on the island based on the bumps on their heads. Gilfain bribes him to decree that Dolores should marry him, and his daughter, Angela, should marry Abercoed (thereby legitimatizing both his business and aristocratic credentials). Of course, Gilfain is the only one on the island happy with this arrangement, so nearly everyone (including, eventually Gilfain) flees Florodora for England, where they all end up at Abercoed Castle in Wales. After further complications and confusion, all is finally resolved by some additional trickery by Tweedlepunch.


Producer: Mark Brooks

Musical Director: H. Bramwell Bailey

Dance arrangement: Jack Neil

Cast

Adele Roy

Inez, ensemble

Alison Thomas

Lady Holyrood

Charles Kerr

Frank Abercoed

Christine Latham

Calista, ensemble

Dermot Sladen

Leandro

Eileen Mahoney

Angela Gilfain

Eileen Middlestadt

Dolores

Floyd Caza

Cyrus W. Gilfain

Freda Lyon

Violanthe, ensemble

George Wetzstein

Captain Arthur Donegal

Joseph E. Webb

Anthony Tweedlepunch

Ruth Chisholm

Valleda

William Wright

Pym, ensemble

Agnes Bourassa

Ensemble

Alan Holmes

Ensemble

Audrey Bowler

Ensemble

Audrey Gignac

Ensemble

Beatrice Perkin

Ensemble

Bernice McFadyen

Ensemble

Betty Nuth

Ensemble

Bob Andrew

Ensemble

Brenda Plet

Ensemble

Don Armstrong

Ensemble

Dorothy Leard

Ensemble

Earl Larocque

Ensemble

Edna Peters

Ensemble

Eleanor Whitworth

Ensemble

Elsie Parkes

Ensemble

George MacDougall

Ensemble

Grace Schultz

Ensemble

Grant Glennie

Ensemble

J. G. Whitworth

Ensemble

Jean Halley

Ensemble

Joanna Christensen

Ensemble

Joe Pelisek

Ensemble

Juliette Sabourin

Ensemble

Kay Smith

Ensemble

Ken Prior

Ensemble

Ken Ristow

Ensemble

Louise Cameron

Ensemble

Margaret Rowles

Ensemble

Marguerite Allan

Ensemble

Marilyn Moor

Ensemble

Mary Allen

Ensemble

Mary Barrette

Ensemble

Maurice Leclerc

Ensemble

Melva Anthony

Ensemble

Mildred Ker

Ensemble

Muriel Wetzstein

Ensemble

Norma Besserer

Ensemble

Pamela Brooks

Ensemble

Peggie Highley

Ensemble

Percy May

Ensemble

Ruby Rutkowsky

Ensemble

Ruth Piers

Ensemble

Shirley Needham

Ensemble

Ted Hothersall

Ensemble

Theresa Doyle

Ensemble

W. H. Whitworth

Ensemble

William Murray

Ensemble

Production

A. E. MacLaurin

Chorus Master

Christine Allan

Properties

Christine McCulloch Allan

Prompting

Dermot Sladen

Business Manager

Evelyn Fisher

Publicity

George Wetzstein

Programme

Gertrude Gerlach

Make-up

Jean Halley

Entertainment

Jim Fawcett,

Stage Manager

Ken Meyer

Workshop

Mallabar

Costumes by

Marguerite Allan

Librarian

Neil O'Donnell

Lighting by

Pearl Haydon

Costumes

Verne Ridgeway

Scenery design

Winifred Canty

Accompanist

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

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