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King's Rhapsody

Deviser, Writer and Composer: Ivor Novello

Productions

Birmingham Hippodome, 1950s

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Birmingham Hippodome
First performance: Tuesday 29th January unknown year (1950s) for six weeks.
Presented by Tom Arnold. Director: Murray Macdonald.
Lyrics: Christopher Hassall. Decor: Edward Delaney.
Orchestrations: Harry Acres. Ballet Trainer: Bebe Verdi.

CharacterPlayed By
Princess KirstenSheila Sands
Princess HuldaVivienne Taylor
Mr. Trontzen (Dancing Master)Gordon Stephenson
Countess Vera LamainkenOlive Gilbert
Princess CristianeAileen Cochrane
King Peter of NorselandVictor Boggetti
ManservantJames Urquhart
JulesJames Milner
Queen Elana of MuraniaZena Dare
Vanescu (Prime Minister)John Palmer
NikkiJack Buchanan
Marta KarillosMuriel Barron
Olga Varsov (Lady-in-Waiting)Ann Pinder
Madame Koska (Dressmaker)Jacqueline Le Geyt
SerenadersKenneth Sandford, Gaston Thomas, Gordon Stephenson, Larry Mandon
Count Egon StanieffKenneth Sandford
Major DomoJohn Pygram
VolkoffLarry Mandon
1st RevolutionaryGordon Stephenson
2nd RevolutionaryLarry Mandon
3rd RevolutionaryJohn Wilkie
The Muranian Rhapsody - Tartar ChiefJohn Pygram
The Muranian Rhapsody - Georgian GirlSheila Sands
The Muranian Rhapsody - Gypsy QueenDorothy Morley
The Muranian Rhpasody - Albanian Bridal CoupleVera Boriss, Thane Betteny
MaidHazel Grande
ManservantDouglas Orr
Boy KingAndrew White
ArchbishopVictor Boggetti
Gentlemen of the BalletThane Betteny, Barry Evans, Anthony Farmer, Dennis Hall, Karl Morley, Frank Rodgers, Peter Sheldon, Robert Wellesley
Ladies of the BalletVera Borris, Maureen Cooper, Joan Crossman, Shirley Duncan, Jean George, Hazel Grande, Thelma Humphries, Audrey Hodgkiss, Anne Kingsley, Katherine Ling, Christina Lubisz, Dorothy Morley, Vivienne Taylor
Lady ChoristersDorothy Clarke, Lesley Kaye, Sally Jackson, Helene Lake, Ann Mack, Stella Magri, Betty Morgan, Dolores Stuart, Maureen Sullivan
Gentlemen ChoristersRoy Apperley, David Forbes, Douglas Orr, John Maddox, Larry Mandon, Gordon Stephenson, James Urquhart, John Wilkie, Gaston Thomas

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