TOPS Musical Productions

TOPS Musical Productions

'Merrie England' - 1928

 

Royal Theatre and Opera House, Abbey Road

24th -28th April 1928

 

To view complete Programme click here

 

Edwin Bryan - Director

Harold Rhodes - Musical Director

 

Cast:

The Earl of Essex...............Harold King

Sir Walter Raleigh..............W Mayfield

Walter Wilkins..................Bruce Dewar

Silas Simkins....................John Donabie

Long Tom........................J Rossiter

Big Ben...........................A Davies

The Queens Fool................A Whatman

A Butcher........................H Harrison

A Baker..........................A Gibson Low

A Tinker.........................A Dawkins

A Tailor.........................T Fenn

A Lord...........................A Cowling

A Soldier........................Ken Holman

First Royal Page...............Master E Roberts

Second Royal Page............Master J Mellor

Queen Elizabeth...............Phyllis Walters

Bessie Throckmorten.........Mrs Gibson Low

Jill All Alone...................A Fairbairn

The May Queen...............Edna Fox

Marjory........................A Wyatt

Kate...........................V Parkin

Ladies in Waiting............Mrs Baldwyn

                                          Mrs Evans

                                          F Smith

                                          N Watson

Solo dance in Act 2..........M Wright

Chorus Ladies:

Mesdames - Vaughan Roberts, Stocken, Densum.

Misses - L Clarke, M Fox, E Green, V Kellow, M March, C March, E Mair, F Northmore, S Radford, V Radford, D Salter, E Wyatt, M Wright, V Wall, I Wakeham, Stella Wipperman.

Chorus Gentlemen:

F Blackwell, C Bond, R Butterworth, R Cottell, J Cory, M Ford, W Gutsell, A Paine, W Pridham, C Rowe, J Williams, F Tilsey, P Fisher, R Addison, W Stranger, C Channon, N Bindon, L Lewis.

(Above) Phyllis Walters as Queen Elizabeth with Harold King as the Earl of Essex.

(Below) W Mayfield as Sir Walter Raleigh with Mrs Gibson Low as Bessie Throckmorten.

(Above) Bruce Dewar as Walter Wilkins.

(Below) A Whatman as the Queens Fool.

 

(Above) Harold King as the Earl of Essex

(Below) W Mayfield as Sir Walter Raleigh

 

(Above) A Cowling as A Lord

(Below L To R) A Davies as Big Ben and J Rossiter as Long Tom

(Above) Mrs Gibson Low as Bessie Throckmorten.

(Below) John Donabie as Silas Simkins.

 

(Above and Below) A. Fairbairn as Jill-All-Alone

 

(Above) Edna Fox as the May Queen.

(Below) V Parkin as Kate. 

(Above) Phyllis Walters as Queen Elizabeth.

(Below L to R) A Dawkins as a Tinker, T Fenn as a Tailor, H Harrison as a Butcher and (in front) A Gibson Low as a Baker.

 

Major R Kitson - President 1928

There is no mention anywhere in the programme of who was Chairman in 1928.

W Manley - Secretary 1928

G Douglas - Trasurer 1928

Committee 1928:

A Gattey Cull, R Evans, Ernest Goss, Harold King, W Pridham, E Presland, R Reed, J Sparrowe.

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