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Buckley Methodist Tabernacle Young People's Operetta Society: review of Phillida"

Tivoli, Brunswick Road, Buckley


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Buckley Methodist Tabernacle Young People's Operetta Society gave a performance at the Tivoli Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday of the operetta, Phillida (Love of the Prairie), written by Stanley C. West, with music by Chastey Hector.

Mr. J. T. Hayes, as Hans Vandoult (the Dutch proprietor), was a success both in his vocal items and in his acting. Miss Hilda Jones, as Mama Vandoult, made a splendid mother. Miss May Phillips, Miss Winnie Hayes, and Mrs. Wilfred Roberts played the parts of the daughters with charm and effect; they were also successful as vocalists, Mr. Harry Phillips had a big part to play as Godfrey Rideout, the Greenhorn from England, and as Phillida, his lover, Miss Ennis Hayes, in spite of a bad cold, won general admiration. Mr. Fred Jones as Lawrence Grasmere (romantic friend of Godfrey Rideout) was convincing and Mr. Fred Williams as Half-mile Joe, Mr. Arthur Messham (All-the-way Jim), Mr. Len Hayes (Lariet Bill), and Mr. Walter Lewis (Weeping Gregory) were four Cow Boys, and rendered as far as possible the romance and humour of their characters. The orchestra comprised the following: 1st violins, Mr. H. E. Rowlands (leader), Mr. G. Hollins; 2nd violins, Mr. L. Bartlett and Miss Bryan; Cellos Mr. J. W. Ellis and Mr. E. Cropper; double bass, Mr. Noel Cropper, with Mr. Tom Roberts at the piano. Little Gertie Greenfield gave a delightful exhibition of speciality and acrobatic dancing. The dancing troupes were trained by Miss Myfanwy Jones. The producer was Mr. A. E. Piercy and the lighting arrangements were carried out by Mr. Austin Williams and his staff. Mr. L. Hopwood was hon. Secretary, and in the box offices were Mr. Tom Owen and Mr. Tom Edwards. The stewards were Messrs. E. Hughes, Len Peters, J. Catherall, A. Jones, S. Anglesea, T. Davies, J. Peters and W. Roberts. The stage manager was Mr. A. Lewis.



Author: Anon


Year = 1932

Document = Newspaper

Event = Social/Entertainment

Extra = Entertainment

Extra = 1930s

Extra = Music

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