Programme 1946 – Bo-Peep

THE

Frivolity Minstrels

PRESENT

The Gorgeous Pantomime

“BO-PEEP”

PROVINCIAL TOUR
1946

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VENABLES, WILLIS PRINT. NAPIER

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Ben Fuller, PR Girling, Doris McKenzie, Wally Ireland,  Val Presling, Menai Owen, C H Wilkie, May Macdonald, Jen Berry, S Birks, A S Boston (Cornet), Jean Goodwin, L Hardgrave, P Halstead, R Nalder, T Skittrup, Bernice Amner, Stella Chambers, Cecile Bromley Hill, Enid F Dunn, N Skittrup, L Gwyn Ace, Constance Macdonald, S P Spiller, Harry Barlow, Joyce Player, June Pothan, Robert Wright, Mark K Venables, M Nichol.

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PROGRAMME

THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS
– present –

THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“BO-PEEP”

A Sparkling Musical Presentation in One Act.

Stage Manager: C. H. Wilkie.
Stage Mechanist: L. Hardgrave.
Ballets and Dances arranged by Jean Goodwin, Patricia Portas and Valerie Presling.
Scenery Designed and Painted by H. L. Waters.
Musical Orchestration by Cecile Bromley Hill.

AN ALL-STAR CAST OF POPULAR PLAYERS.
Bones:
Percy Spiller
Con Ranald

Interlocutor:
May MacDonald

Tambos:
Ivena Pothan
Gwyn Ace

Patricia Portas, Stella Chambers, Joyce Player, June Berry, Valerie Presling, Marcia Nicol, Jean Goodwin, Menai Owen, Doris McKenzie, Nola Skittrup, Bernice Amner.

Wally Ireland, Ben Fuller, Syd Birks, Tom Skittrup, Roy Girling, Robert Wright.

FRIVS.’ GRAND ORCHESTRA.
Piano: Cecile Bromley Hill (Musical Directress).
Violins: W. P. Mitchell, Enid Dunn.   Flute: Alan Clarke.   Saxaphone [Saxophone]: Cedric White.  Clarionet [Clarinet]: H. Barlow.   Bass: Mark Venables.   Cornet: Bert Boston.   Trombone: P. J. S. George.   Drums and Effects: Royce Nalder.

This well-known orchestra, ably directed by Cecile Bromley Hill, is an ensemble of popular musicians whose perfect orchestral arrangement, mastery in technique and an individuality of style, are among the features that have contributed to their many triumphs.

Now in its 48th Consecutive Season under the same ownership-management, the Frivolity Minstrels are constantly being improved and enlarged by the addition of new features that it may continue its unique position as the foremost organisation of its kind.

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PROGRAMME

PART ONE

EPISODE 1 – Overture: “Steps of Glory,” No. 1   The Friv. Orchestra
EPISODE 2 – Opening Chorus: “It’s a Sad Heart”    The Company
EPISODE 3 – Ballad: “The First Waltz”   Doris McKenzie
EPISODE 4 – Military: “She’s in love with a Soldier”   Bernice Amner
EPISODE 5 – Ballad.: “In Old Vienna”   Stella Chambers
EPISODE 6 – London Success: “Mister Brown”   Roy Girling
EPISODE 7 – Waltz Song: “Really and Truly”   Menai Owen
EPISODE 8 – Victory Song: “The Wings of England”   June Berry
EPISODE 9 – Piano Accordeons [Accordions]: “Old Timers”   Ben and Syd
EPISODE 10 – Popular Trio: “Rocky Valley”   Jean Goodwin, Marcia Nicol, Joyce Player
EPISODE 11 – Sextette: “Sweet Carolina”   The Company
EPISODE 12 – Ballad: “Wild Flower Time”   Robert Wright
EPISODE 13 – Yodelling: “Down on the Farm”   Tom Skittrup
EPISODE 14 – End Song: “I’m on my way back to Dear Old Dixie”   Ivena Pothan
EPISODE 15 – Comic Song: “Nobody Loves a Fairy when she’s Forty”   Wally Ireland
EPISODE 16 – Finale:   The Company

Intermission of 10 minutes.

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PROGRAMME

PART TWO

The Frivolity Minstrelshttps://knowledgebank.org.nz/text/programme-1964-67th-production-and-lets-go-sailing/
Take Pride in Presenting

THE GORGEOUS PANTOMIME

“BO-PEEP”

A Revised and Up-to-date Adaptation.
A Sparkling Musical Presentation in One Act.

CAST OF CHARACTERS
(In order of their first appearance)
Nicadeem   May MacDonald
Fairy   Jean Goodwin
Dame Trot   Wally Ireland
Baron Rocks   Ivena Pothan
Boy Blue   June Berry
Polly   Nola Skittrup
Bo-Peep   Doris McKenzie
Town Crier   Gwyn Ace
Phyllis   Menai Owenhttps://knowledgebank.org.nz/text/programme-1964-67th-production-and-lets-go-sailing/
Robert   Robert Wright
Bill   Roy Girling
The Mayor   Percy Spiller
The Band   Ben and Syd
The Whistler   Tom Skittrup

The Village Maidens:
Stella Chambers, Joyce Player, Marcia Nicol, Patricia Portas, Valerie Presling. Bernice Amner

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PROGRAMME

OVERTURE – “Steps of Glory,” No. 2   The Friv. Orchestra.
Scene: A WOODLAND GLADE.
EPISODE 1 – ENSEMBLE: “Summertime”   Village Maidens and Yokels.
EPISODE 2 – PAS SEUL: “The Sleeping Beauty”   The Fairy
EPISODE 3 – SOLO: “If I could find a Nice Young Man”   Dame Trot
EPISODE 4 – DUET: “Down on the Bingo Farm”   Dame and Baron
EPISODE 5 – SOLO: “How am I gonna keep the news from Mother”   Polly
EPISODE 6 – SOLO: “Listen to the Mocking Bird”   Tommy
EPISODE 7 – SOLO: “Love was Born”   Bo-Peep
EPISODE 8 – SOLO: “How ya gonna keep ’em down on the Farm”   The Baron
EPISODE 9 – TRIO: “You take the long Road”   Bo-Peep, Baron and Dame
EPISODE 10 – TRIO AND BALLET: “Firefly”   Phyllis, Stella, Bernice and the Ballet
EPISODE 11 – NOVELTY: “Old Time Melodies”   The Village Band
EPISODE 12 – SOLO: “The Sweetest Story ever told”   Boy Blue
EPISODE 13 – DUET: “Arm-in-Arm”   Bo-Peep and Boy Blue
EPISODE 14 – SOLO: “O Sole Mio”   Tommy
EPISODE 15 – FINALE: “Summertime”   The Company

Music by EBBLEWHITE & CO. (London)
Wigs by WALLER BROS. (London)

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ROLL OF HONOUR;
Gordon Bailey, Ron Crabtree, L. Beach

FRIVS. WHO SERVED THE EMPIRE.
G. Amner, M. Buckley, W. Clothier, M. Daily, W. Dallimore, L. Hawke, L. Spiller, E. Medcalf, J. Hayes, J. Hamilton, W. Wilkie, S. Armstrong, E. Poynter, O. Pollock, R. Nalder, R. Vercoe, C. Williams, W. Rogers, D. McNab, D.C.M., L. Dadson, V. McCutcheon, G. Stuart, N. Etheridge, C. Neal, M. Venables, G. Bullivant, W. Alexander, T. Connolly, H. Archer, R. Longney, M. Crabbe, G. Walker, Ken Trevor.

THE FRIVOLITY MINSTRELS, DURING THE PAST 47 YEARS, HAVE GIVEN PERFORMANCES AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES:
Bay View
Cambridge
Clive
Dannevirke
Elsthorpe
Eltham
Eskdale
Featherston
Feilding
Fernhill
Gisborne
Greenmeadows
Greytown
Hamilton
Hastings
Haumoana
Havelock
Martinborough
Masterton
Meeanee
Napier
New Plymouth
Omakere
Onga Onga
Opotiki
Otane
Paki Paki
Pakowhai
Palmerston North
Papakura
Porangahau
Port Ahuriri
Pukahu
Pukeora
Puketapu
Puketitiri
Putorino
Rissington
Rotorua
Ruataniwha
Sherenden
Stratford
Taihape
Taradale
Taumarunui
Taupo
Tauranga
Te Aute
Te Haroto
Te Pohue
Tikokino
Waikoau
Waimarama
Waipawa
Waipukurau
Wairoa
Wanganui
Wellington
Westshore
Whakatane
Whakatu

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Description

Surnames in this programme –
Ace, Alexander, Amner, Archer, Armstrong, Bailey, Barlow, Beach, Berry, Birks, Boston, Bromley Hill, Buckley, Bullivant, Chambers, Clarke, Clothier, Connolly, Crabbe, Crabtree, Dadson, Daily, Dallimore, Dunn, Etheridge, Fuller, George, Girling, Goodwin, Hamilton, Hardgrave, Hawke, Hayes, Ireland, Longney, MacDonald, McCutcheon, McKenzie, McNab, Medcalf, Mitchell, Nalder, Neal, Nicol, Owen, Player, Pollock, Portas, Pothan, Poynter, Presling, Ranald, Rogers, Skittrup, Spiller, Spiller, Stuart, Trevor, Venables, Vercoe, Walker, Waters, White, Wilkie, Williams, Wright

Business / Organisation

Napier Frivolity Minstrels

Date published

1946

Format of the original

Leaflet

Accession number

455114

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