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Kismet - A Musical Arabian Night

Music and Lyrics: Robert Wright and George Forrest.
Book: Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.
Founded on Kismet by Edward Knoblock. Music adapted from Themes of Borodin.

Productions

Stoll Theatre, 1955

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Stoll Theatre
1955
Production: Charles Ledere and Edwin Lester.
Presented by Jack Hylton. Production Director: Albert Marre.
Dances and Musical Numbers Staging: Jack Cole. Settings and Costumes Designer: Lemuel Ayers.
Lighting: Peggy Clark and Alec Shanks. Musical Director: Cyril Ornadel.

Cast as at 5th June 1955
CharacterPlayed By
MuezzinLee Kneton
MuezzinLewis Henry
MuezzinEmlyn Lewis
MuezzinTom Swift
Doorman/The Bangleman/ServantColin Thomas
First Beggar/A PedlarColin Cunningham
Second Beggar/Chief PolicemanHumphrey Heathcote
Third BeggarDavid Dulak
DervishesRaymond Ray
DervishesJohn Blysdael
OmarDonald Eccles
A Public Poet, later called HajjAlfred Drake
Marsinah, his daughterDoretta Morrow
TamanGeorge Slack
Hassan-Ben/PolicemanAlister Williamson
JawanStanley Van Beers
Street DancerJosephine Blake
AkbarMalcolm Goddard
AssizNigel Burke
ProsecutorTudor Evans
The Wazir of PolicePaul Whitsun-Jones
Wazir's GuardGeorge Swales
Wazir's GuardKen Richmond
LalumeJoan Diener
AttendantGordon Petrie
AttendantHarry Baird
Princess of AbabuSheila O'Neill
Princess of AbabuMuriel Ali
Princess of AbabuDoreen Rider
The CaliphPeter Grant
Slave GirlJudith Shergold
Slave GirlPamela Butler
Slave GirlSheila Bradley
Slave GirlOlga Roman
The Slave-MongerFrank Olegario
Princess Zubbediya of DamascusClaire Warner
Ayah to ZubbediyaJune Grant
Princess Samaris of BangaloreJuliet Prowse
Ayah to SamarisBarbara Allard
Street WomanJill Martin
Street WomanJane Walker
The Widow YussefBarbara Ulric
ExecutionerRobert Garcia
SingersJanet Yorke, Jane Walker, Gloria Wenlock, Mary Burgess, Barbara Allard, Barbara Ulric, Jill Martin, Ruth Silvester, Frank Olegario, Alister Williamson, Joseph Sealey, george Slack, Emlyn Lewis, Lewis Henry, Robert Garcia, James Phillips, Geogre Kazanzi, Lee Kenton, Tom Swift
DancersJosephine Blake, Norma Dunbar, Ann Tyrell, Sally Webb, Maureen Sims, Elizabeth Wright, Margaret Kovac, Ann Thwaites, Malcolm Goddard, Nigel Burke, John Blysdael, Raymond Ray

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