Tal-Handaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


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Pirates of Penzance 1974130 viewsProduction by SCADS. Members of the Services Choral & Dramatic Society were mostly school teachers and spouses, servicemen and their wives, and a sprinkling of pupils from Tal-Handaq (especially useful when younger cast members were required). Most productions were put on at Tal-Handaq in the school hall, but occasionally (as in the case of 'La Vie Parisienne' in 1976) the Manoel Theatre was the venue.

Cutting from the Dolphin & Eagle, 15th March 1974, courtesy Mr Hugh Ritchie (TH staff).
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For G&S lovers everywhere98 viewsThose who loved the TH shows will love this FILM - available on DVD or YOUTUBE

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Robinson Crusoe 296 viewsPhoto of the cast (with the Verdala monkeys) - names please !derrick calver
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Robinson Crusoe 195897 viewsPantomime put on by the Senior Dockyard Officers Club. Most of the tribe of monkeys referred to came from Verdala ( does anyone have the photo of the monkeys with Widow Crusoe?)derrick calver
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Christmas Concert 1951584 viewsJunior School Rehearsals.
From John Coles via Bruce Williams.
Review here.
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She Stoops to Conquer 1952441 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.
Review here.
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The Rivals 1953 - Full cast453 viewsUnless you know otherwise!
Photo provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.
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The Rivals 1953356 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953335 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953345 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953346 viewsPhoto provided by Liceo MA Vassalli via Bruce Williams.Prefect
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The Rivals 1953366 viewsCourtesy of Tal Handaq Blogspot.
Review in 1953 Magazine.
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Patience 1967509 viewsPenny Tatton & Denver Martin.
Cast. .... Review.
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Twenty Lovesick Maidens443 viewsIn mini-skirts. Patience 1967.
Cast. .... Review.
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Minstrels 1951359 viewsjknight
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The Importance of Being Earnest 1956 - 2490 viewsReview in the 1957 Magazine. 2 commentsjknight
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The Importance of Being Earnest 1956 - 1394 views1 commentsjknight
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Old King Cole c1953381 viewsNot a TH production but several TH names in the cast.Prefect
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Patience 1960 Programme409 viewsClick image to open PDF. Free Adobe Reader.
Contributed by Marianne Tottman via Viv Daly.
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Patience 1960 Act 2 Finale 458 viewsAnne Pullen, ?, Bernard Hoctor, Marianne Tottman, LtCdr Quintin Des Clayes, Babs Fisher, Mr Harry Wilkinson, Glenys Metherell, Jock Breslin, Wendy Roden, Marian Clark, Roger Knight, Carol Thompson, Wendy Morrell and LtCdr Gwyn Arthur being contented with his tulip or lily.
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Patience 1960383 viewsMarianne Tottman.
" Marianne, indeed, gave a most pleasing portrayal of Patience, the caricature of Victorian female innocence, but with such a well sustained role of common sense!"
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All The King's Men - 1976490 views The King, Andy Basson, The Queen, Joanne Wiggins, Chillingworth, Tony Clarke, Col Massey, Nick Hall. King's Soldiers and Generals Women and Children of Gloucester. Drummer Boy, Peter Graham.2 commentsPrefect
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"Oh, What A Lovely War!" 1975 611 viewsReviews in 1976 Magazine.Prefect
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The Three Cripples Inn953 viewsOliver!, April 1973. — Timothy Agius Ferrante, Margaret O'Brien, Jackie Morris, Michael Lees, Carla Stainke, Deborah Hillyard, Janet Hinde and Linda Stapley.
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Spring Fever 1963408 viewsReviewJohn Payne
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Spring Fever 1963406 viewsJohn Payne
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At The Three Cripples477 viewsLinda Stapley, Oliver! 1973Prefect
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The King & I, 1973.704 viewsRead all about it3 commentsPrefect
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Pillars of the British Nation447 viewsIolanthe 1962Prefect
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Alex Brown425 viewsWho progressed from the TH Stage to greater things.
Now professor of singing in the opera school at the Ljubljana Academy of Music, and a coach for the soloists at the Slovene National Opera.
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Trial By Jury + Amahl & the Night Visitors 1969547 viewsFrom Claus Jockumsen who I'm sure will give his consent once he reads his messages on Facebook.1 commentsPrefect
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Amahl & the Night Visitors + Trial By Jury 1969552 viewsCast2 commentsPrefect
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