Step Into the Limelight
This specific production does not yet have a description, but the play itself does:
Musical based on the Crummles family from NICHOLAS NICKLEBY, set at Portsmouth’s Theatre Royal in November 1838.
Cast & Crew
|A Distinguished Stranger [ie, Charles Dickens]||David Bedard|
|Augustus Lenville / Mr Law||Nicholas Simons|
|Betty Lawrenchini [ie, pianist]||Betty Lawrence|
|Horatio Folair||James Fairley|
|Leontes Crummles||Keith Whitall|
|Mr Digby||Peter Beton|
|Mr Johnson||John Dufty|
|Natalia Snevellicci||Gillian Lewis|
|Ninetta Crummles||Margaret Stallard|
|Percy Crummles||Thomas Johnston|
|Vincent Crummles||Edgar K Bruce|
|Volumnia Crummles||Brenda Kempner|
|Book and lyrics||Edgar K Bruce|
|Director||Peggy Ann Wood|
|Scenery designed and painted by||Jenny Bolt
(credited as Jennifer Bolt)
|Stage Director||John Dufty|
|Stage Manager||Caroline Walmesley|
|Assistant Stage Manager||David Bedard|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Keith Whitall|
|Scenery built by||Albert Malpas|
- Observations (1)
- Source: University of Bristol Theatre Collection
- Last modified by Jared William.
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I have been going through the archives of BHBS (Hospital Radio for Bristol for whom I am the engineer) and digitising them for posterity. I believe that I have an audio recording of this play if anyone is interested. There is an introduction and slight commentary by two of our presenters at the time. The recording is not brilliant quality as it has probably been copied a few times to preserve it but it is acceptable as a record of the event.
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