Day 10 - Friday 7 August


Today's events:
  • Concert - The Wandering Minstrels (Peterborough)
  • Televising pieces for 'News North West'
  • Yeomen of the Guard - Houston G&S Society, USA
  • Festival Club with Cabaret by Houston
  • Contents:
  • The Wandering Minstrels
  • Televising Pieces
  • Yeomen of the Guard
  • The Festival Club


  • Concert - The Wandering Minstrels (Peterborough)

    A review by Jean Dufty.


    Televising Pieces for 'News North West'

    The group (largely comprised of Savoynetters) were recorded live for the television programme 'News North West'.
    Conductor Paul Scott is discussing matters with a television representative.
    The numbers sung were taken from the Poole's Cavern Sing repertoire.
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    Picture of recording of TV piece


    Yeomen of the Guard with Houston G&S Society

    Director: Alistair Donkin

    Houston's Yeomen was the first production at the Festival to be completely sold out - including the standing room. This placed certain limitations on your photographer which has resulted in the images not being up to the usual standard.

    A Review of Yeomen of the Guard - by Marc Shepherd

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    Picture of the Yeomen
    Tower Warders

    Dark danger hangs upon the deed!

    Leonard (Joe Key), Pheobe (Kitty Karn) and Sgt Meryll (James R Jennings)

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    Picture of Leonard, Pheobe and Meryll

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    Picture of Elsie Maynard
    Wouldst thou earn an hundred Crowns?

    Jack Point (Alistair Donkin), Lieutenant of the Tower (Billy James Hargis II) and Elsie Maynard (Glay Marie Posch)

    Thy life shall forfeit be instead

    Wilfred Shadbolt (Ralph L Katz) being supported by two Yeomen after learning that the prisoner is not in his cell.

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    Picture of crowd with headsmen

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    Picture of Fairfax
    Free from his fetters grim

    Colonel Fairfax (Russ Clark)

    Strange Adventure

    Fairfax, Dame Caruthers (Leah Tsamous), Sgt Meryll and Kate (Gabrielle Forrest)

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    Picture of Strange Adventure


    The Festival Club with cabaret by Houston

    An entertaining and well sung cabaret presentation by Houston G&S Society. The talent of their soloists was enhanced by their experienced microphone technique. (The only cabaret so far in the Festival to use the microphone effectively).

    Picture of Ralph
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    Picture of Kitty
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    Ralph L Katz
    (Wilfred Shadbolt)
    Kitty Karn
    (Pheobe)
    Picture of Leah
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    Picture of Glay
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    Leah Tsamous
    (Dame Caruthers)
    Glay Marie Posch
    (Elsie Maynard)


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