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Henry Fortesque
Miss Fortesque
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Kenneth Fortescue



JOHN THAW - LAURENCE OLIVIER - JAMES BOLAM


12 page 5"x 7" Theatre Programme for "Semi-Detached" at the New Theatre Oxford. Opened 24th November 1962. The members of the Cast were Laurence Olivier, James Bolam, Mona Washbourne, Eileen Atkins, John Thaw, Patsy Rowlands, Kenneth Fortescue, Joan Young and Newton Blick.


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PLAYS PLAYERS 9/74 DEREK JACOBI JOHN GIELGUD


Plays and Players was a monthly British theatre magazine published by Hansom Books. Each magazine has a cover photograph of a new production and includes reviews and photographs of all the previous month's major productions plus background articles and a complete playscript.
We thought we had sold all of my husband's substantial collection of Plays and Players from 1967-1980 with auctions ending last month, but I had wondered why we were missing many issues. Well, he cleaned out a cupboard in our home and found them--most from 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1978, with a few from 1970 and 1980. (Note: all issues left to list date from the early 1970s)
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Reviews :
The Sack Race(2 pgs, 4 production photos) with Michael Denison, Anthony Nicholls,
Kenneth Fortescue, and Deborah Watling



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GEOFFREY BAYLDON*SIOBHAN McKENNA*ALEC McCOWEN

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16 page 8.5" X 5.5" Theatre programme of * THE CAVERN * by JEAN ANOUILH directed by DONALD McWHINNIE at the Strand Theatre London opened 11th November 1965 date on front 11 Dec 1965 starring GEOFFREY BAYLDON... SIOBHAN McKENNA... ALEC McCOWEN... GRIFFITHS JONES... SALLY HOME... KENNETH FORTESCUE... KATE COLERIDGE... RICHARD HAMPTON... KEITH PYOTT... BARRY LINEHAM... TERENCE LODGE... ANNA MIDDLETON... GEMMA JONES... CHRISTOPHER WITTY... JOAN MACARTHUR... WILLIAM BURLEIGH & JOHN GUGOLKA .... biography of Siobhan, Alec and Griffith....





Freddie Fortesque

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( Noel Coward / Arthur )  Washington, DC: Freddie Fortesque Farmer/Lord Henry/Kathleen Willy-Nilly, "The Very Model of a Major Merry Music Hall", Interact; Uncle Pumplechook, "Great Expectations: the Musical", Interact; George, "Sherlock Holmes and the Purloined Patience", Interact; Captain Claret, "White Jacket: the Musical", The Navy Museum; Abbot, "On Sitting On", The Source Theatre Festival; Radon, "Jeff and the Intruders", The National Children's Theatre for the Environment. Regional: Friar Lawrence, "Romeo and Juliet", The Maryland Shakespeare Festival; Bob Crachit, "A Christmas Carol", The Nebraska Theatre Caravan; Noah Curry, "110 In the Shade", The Nebraska Theatre Caravan; Fabian, "Twelfth Night", The Maryland Shakespeare Festival; Angelo, "The Comedy of Errors", The Maryland Shakespeare Festival; St. George, "The Reluctant Dragon", Birmingham Children's Theatre; The Imperial Physician, "The Nightingale", Birmingham Children's Theatre; The White Rabbit, "Alice: A Curious Adventure", The Nebraska Theatre Caravan. Motion Pictures: Airman Land, "Invader", The Very Big Motion Picture Corporation.
 
 

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Vernon Fortescue


OTHELLO-SAVOY-PAUL ROBESON/ASHCROFT/THORNDIKE

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PRESENTED BY MAURICE BROWNE AT THE SAVOY THEATRE . UNDATED BUT PRE-WAR PROGRAMME OF SHAKESPEARE'S OTHELLO IN VGC WITH REMAINS OF THE SEAL TO COVER. SEPIA PHOTOGRAPHS OF PAUL ROBESON,PEGGY ASHCROFT AND SYBIL THORNDIKE. OTHER CAST MEMBERS INCLUDE -LAWRANCE D'ORSAY,CONWAY DIXON,JOHN GARSIDE,PHILIP DESBOROUGH,MAX MONTESOLE,RALPH RICHARDSON,VERNON FORTESCUE,HORACE SEQUEIRA.NAOMI LUDOLF AND JOHN THOMPSON. P&P IN UK 50P


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Henry Fortesque


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CINDERELLA BIBLIOGRAPHY by Russell A. Peck

 


OPERA AND MUSICAL COMEDY:

 

Cinderella Operas (arranged chronologically):




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Mr. Cinders. Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, Conn. 22 October to
18 December 1988. Produced by the Goodspeed Opera House. Executive Director: Michael P. Price. A Musical Comedy, directed by Martin Connor. Book and Lyrics by Clifford Grey and Greatrex Newman. Music by Vivian Ellis and Richard Myers. Additional Lyrics by Leo Robin. Settings by James Leonard Joy. Lighting by Curt Osterman. Costumes by David Toser. Choreography by Dan Siretta. Musical Director: Lynn Crigler. Orchestrations by Russell Wamer and Lynn Crigler. Stage Manager: Michael Brunner.
Cast: Charles Repole (Jim Lancaster), Beth Austin (Jill Kemp), Tom Batten (Henry Kemp), Bill Ullman (Guy Beardsley-Lancaster), Drew Taylor (Lumley Beardsley-Lancaster), Iggie Wolfington (Sir George Lancaster), Patricia Kilgarriff (Lady Lancaster), Angela Nicholas (Penelope Spencer), Reness Laverdiere (Becky bartlett), Pamela Clifford (Minerva Kemp), Ian Thomson (Smith the Butler), Holly Evers (Enid Brinkly), Mikki Whittles (Cynthia Boyce), David Monzione (Charles Wylde), Ken Skrzesz (Freddie Whymper), Katy Cavanaugh (Phyllis Patterson), Tim Foster (Henry Fortesque), Gary Kirsch (Bunny Hayes), Teresa Parent (Lucy Larkin), Farnham Scott (P. C. Marks).
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http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/cinder/cin12.htm

Miss Fortesque


 


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4 ORIGINAL CABINET PHOTOGRAPH OF THE VICTORIAN ACTRESS KNOWN AS "MISS FORTESQUE". SHE TOURED EUROPE AND AMERICA IN THE 1880'S AND 1890'S. THIS IS AN ELLIOT & FRY STUDIO, BAKER STREET, LONDON PHOTOGRAPH. 5 3/4 X 4 1/8". FROM THE GENERAL J.B. SACKETT COLLECTION. THREE ANTIQUE CABINET PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE VICTORIAN STAGE STAR, MISS FORTESQUE. IN ONE PHOTO (6 X 4 1/2"). SHE IS DRESSES IN AN ANGEL COSTUME, IN ANOTHER WEARING A DRESS WITH THE LARGEST BUSTLE, POPULAR DECADES EARLIER. IN THE LAST AS AN UPSTAIRS MAID. PERFECTLY CLEAR IMAGES, FINE CONDITION.
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Percey Fortesque


Music by Arthur Schwartz: Lyrics by Albert Stillman: Book by Owen Davis and Lawrence Stallings
Opened Center Theatre 2 September, 1937 (60 perfs)

When Fortesque of Drury Lane comes to America in 1775 with a company of London actors, he also brings with him a letter for General Washington. The loyalists attempt to prevent the letter's delivery but Fortesque quietly passes it to his leading lady, Sylvia Lawrence who, in turn, passes it on to Colonel Richard Fairfax, her American admirer. Although the British seize Fairfax he manages to get the letter through.

Songs:
Fee-Fie-Fum
Good and Lucky
Jonah
If You Were Somebody Else
I'll Be Sittin' In De Lap O' De Lord
It's Our Duty To Meet the King
Meet Me At the Fair
My Bridal Gown
My Heart Is Dancing
An Old Flames Never Die
Send One Angel Down
Virginia
We Had To Rehearse
You And I Know

 


Book by Frank Norman, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Produced under the direction of Joan Littlewood at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, London 1959 and subsequently at the Garrick Theatre, London

Fred Cochran, the hero, is a down-at-heel gangster, trying to make a comeback. Lil Smith is his loyal moll, a tart with a heart of gold, who longs for respectability and keeps a marriage licence ready for her lucky day. Fred's shpieler (gambling den) provides a refuge for the failures of the underworld: Paddy the gambler, Tosher the ponce with his girls Betty and Rosey, and Redhot, a sad little burglar who never manages to get warm. They all look to Fred for a living and when he wins on the horses it seems the gang may be back in business. Fred redecorates his place, all "contempery" and at the opening the Horrible Percey Fortesque comes to gamble and a rival leader, Meatface, is beaten in a razor fight. The play ends with a wedding - Lil and Fred are giving up crime to go straight; handing over the shpieler to the constable on the beat who has long wanted to go crooked!
The author admits that the final published version of Fings owes much to the improvisation that took place during rehearsals by the Theatre Workshop Company who originally staged it. It was conceived as a straight play with music rather than a musical play; but it does provide opportunities for extras and for some lively ensembles. The music is all in unison and the play is therefore specially suited to the dramatic society looking for a musical show.
 
Singing Principals
Lily
Rosey
Betty
Myrtle
Fred
Tosher
Sergeant Collins
Redhot
Norman
Horace
Paddy
Percy
Ted.

Smaller roles
A priest
a "Mystery"
the Brass Upstairs
Police Constable
Gamblers
Builders
Teddy Girls and Boys.
 
The Scenes
There is one setting which represents the interior of Fred Cochran's gambling den in a back street in Soho. The front of the stage represents the street outside

Band parts are not available

 

 

















 

 

VIRGINIA

 

 

 
 


 

 

FINGS AIN'T WOT THEY USED TO BE