Day 16 - Thursday 13 August


Today's events:
  • Excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Princess Ida - South Anglia Savoy Players
  • The Festival Club with cabaret from South Anglia
  • Contents:
  • Princess Ida
  • The Festival Club


  • Princess Ida from South Anglia Savoy Players

    Director: Derek Collins
    Musical Director: Brian Brown

    The group opened the First International Festrival in Buxton in 1994 setting a wonderful standard with 'Pirates' which took third prize overall. They achieved another two significant firsts in 1996 - the first British group to play in the American leg of the Festival and the first British group to win the coveted International Trophy.

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    Picture of  Hildebrand
    The Court of King Hidebrand

    King Hildebrand [centre] (Mark Bordell)

    We are Warriors Three!

    Arac [centre] (Paul Lazell), Guron (Patrick Gallagher) and Scynthius (Patrick O'Brien)

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    Picture of Arac, Synthius and Guron

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    Picture of Hilarion, Florian and Cyril
    Expressive glances shall be our lances

    Cyril (Peter Wilson), Hilarion (Mick Wilson) and Florian (Howard Brooks) with King Hildebrand's courtiers

    Towards the Empyrean Heights

    Castle Adamant with lady students

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    Picture of Castle Adamant

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    Picture of Psyche, Blanche and Ida
    Madam, I take three possibilities

    Lady Psyche (Alison Brewer), Lady Blanche (Eileen Barks-Marner) and Princess Ida (Christine Anson)

    The World is but a broken toy

    Hilarion, Ida, Cyril and Florian

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    Picture of Princes with Ida

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    Picture of King Gama
    And grinning herds of hurdy-gurds

    King Gama (Pat )'Connell with a quartet of Ida's undergraduates

    To yield at once!

    Finale Act II

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    Picture of Finale Act II


    The Festival Club with Cabaret by South Anglia

    In a departure from this year's cabarets which have mainly consisted of sung party pieces South Anglia treated us to an imaginative and hilarious spoof on Trial by Jury and The Merry Widow called 'Trial by Committee'. Complete with a string of jilted leading ladies, an over-amorous leading man, golf-playing chairman and NODA (National Operatic and Dramatic Association) representative it rounded off the evening in splendid style.

    I will marry her myself!
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    Picture of South Anglia Cabaret


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