Manoel Theatre 1963.  The Yeomen of the Guard. 

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H A N D A L A

presents 

                      THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

                                                                        or The Merryman and His Maid

                                               by Sir W.S. GILBERT and Sir ARTHUR SULLIVAN

In Aid of the

              ST. PAUL'S ANGLICAN CATHEDRAL ROOF APPEAL FUND

AT THE

                                           MANOEL THEATRE

  • Under the Distinguished Patronage of HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR

  •         WEDNESDAY and THURSDAY, 29th and 30th MAY, at 7.30 p.m.

             FRIDAY, 31st MAY, Gala Performance in the presence of

           His Excellency the Governor, at 8.30 p.m.

           SATURDAY, 1st JUNE, at 8.30 p.m.

                                                                                                                         DRAMATIS PERSONAE

    SIR RICHARD CHOLMONDELEY (Lieutenant of the Tower) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . C. John Why

    COLONEL FAIRFAX (under sentence of death) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .  E. Robert Davis

    SERGEANT MERYLL (of the Yeomen of the Guard) . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Roy Jenkins

    LEONARD MERYLL (his son) ....  . . . . . . . . .  . . . . .   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Harry Wilkinson

    JACK POINT (a strolling jester) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   John Lowe

    WILFRED SHADBOLT (Head Jailer and  Assistant Tormentor) .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Quintin DesClayes

    FIRST YEOMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Roy Tatton

    SECOND YEOMAN . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    Harry Barratt

    ELSIE MAYNARD (a strolling singer) . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margaret Salmon

    PHOEBE MERYLL (Sergeant Meryll's daughter).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . . . . .   Marjorie Bence

    DAME CARRUTHERS (Housekeeper to the Tower) .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .   Patricia Tatton

    KATE (her niece) ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   Edwina Bence

     

    Chorus of Yeomen of the Guard, Gentlemen, Headsmen, Citizens etc

    Messrs: W. Alexander, C.W. Barraclough, B. Breslin, E. Brown, J. Cooke, A. Laming, R. Latta, D.E. Mannering,

    D. Martin, E.J. McAllister, T.E. Moore, P. Ross, S. Spiridione, L. Wilkin, K. Woodhams.

    Mesdames: J.M. Alexander, J.C. Algar, M.J. Carrell, N.W. Chisholme, H.D. Durnford, M.G. Edwards,

    P.M. Gerrard, M.S. Head, S. Henry, J. Instance, C. Matheson, E. McAllister, M. McGuiness,

    S.A. Roberts, J. Smith, N. Wilson, W. Woodard, J. Woodhams.

     

            

    ACT 1

                                                                          The Tower of London in the 16th. Century Tower Green

                                                                                                          ACT 2

  •                                                                                       The same: Two days later.
  • Decor ..... .     .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   .   .   .   .   .        ROBERT DICKERSON

    Wardrobe Mistress    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .    .     GWENETH REED

    Lighting   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .    .    ..    .   .   .    .    .    .   THOMAS MOORE

    Make-up .   ..    .    .    .    .    .    .     .    .    .    .   .    .   .     .     .    .   .   MEMBERS OF THE COMPANY

    Assistant Stage Manager .... ..   .   .    .   .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .    .    .   .    DORIS LISTER

    Stage Manager   .    .    .    .     .    .    .     .    .    .     .   .     .  .    .    .   .   C W. BARRACLOUGH

       For Manoel Theatre                       Booking Office . MARGARET DEGIORGIO

                                                           Scenery and Lighting .... JOHN LAUS
     

  • Costumes: Made under the direction of Miss Gweneth Reed and with the co-operation of Mrs. M. Camilleri of Hamrun.

  •                               The Orchestra of the Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean (Director, Maestro Joseph Sammut) by kind permission of

                                                                   Admiral Sir Deric Holland-Martin, K.C.B., D.S.O., D.S.C.*

    Musical Director  .    .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .    .    .    .    .   .    .     .    .   RICHARD GERRARD

    Production . .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .    .   .   ..    .    .   .    .   .   .    .    .   .    GRAHAM BENCE

    For Handala

    Chairman of Management Committee . . .  .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    Lt. Cdr. R. CURRIE, R.N.

    Business Manager .   .    .   .    .    .    .    .    .    .   .   .   .    .   .   .    .   .   EDGAR BATTYE

    HANDALA

    The Handala Company is a group formed specially for this production from the combined staffs of the Royal Naval Schools at Tal Handaq and Verdala, and their friends.

    The committee wishes to express its thanks to all those ladies and gentlemen who have lent properties or items of costume or who have assisted in any way whatsoever.

     

                            

     

    MANOEL THEATRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

    Colonel G. C. GATT Chairman.

    Notary Dr. V.M. PELLEGRINI, LL.D. Hon. Treasurer.

    Mr, A. AGIUS FERRANTE, L.P. Hon. Secretary.

    Mrs. INES BONELLO CASHA, Mr. GRAHAM BINNS, M.A. (Oxon) Members

    Mr. MICHAEL KISSAUN Manager.

    Smoking is not permitted in the Auditorium, in Boxes, and in the Gallery.

    The Management reserve to themselves the right to vary or omit any part of the programme without previous notice.

    Patrons are reminded that the taking of photographs during the performance is not allowed.

    All seats bookable in advance (including gallery).

    Seats can be reserved for organised parties on application.