Our first ever show, back in November 1954, was Gilbert & Sullivan's The Gondoliers.
It seems to have been well-received - a news cutting from the time reports that "Arthur Lucas, the famed D'Oyly Carte tenor, who saw the show on the first night, enjoyed it so much that he went back to see it again on Saturday. The house was full but one of the society's officers gave up his seat to him."!
The Duke of Plaza-Toro (a Grandee of Spain)
Luiz (his Attendant)
Don Alhambra del Bolero (the Grand Inquisitor)
The Duchess of Plaza-Toro
Casilda (her daughter)
Inez (the King's Foster Mother)
Chorus of Contadine, Gondoliers, Attendants etc.
Mesdames Andrews, Barclay, Brooks, Clark, Earnshaw, Gibson, Gofton, Gunn, Lockton, Love, Palfrey, Sherman, Stewart, Venn, Warn, Williams.
Messrs. Aldred, Barclay, Catton, Cartwright, Chapman, Gardiner, Haigh, Herbert, Hirst, Lake, Manly, McCabe, Pickard R., Pickard P., Rogers, Taylor, West.
Masters Tony Blair, John Graves.
Kathleen de Vadder
Assistant Stage Manager
Artificial Flowers by
Capes of Chiswick