Desert Song

Year: 1932

Start Date: Monday 24th October

End Date: Saturday 29th October

Production Company: The Chesterfield Operatic Society

Type: A Musical Play in Two Acts

Author: Book and Lyrics by Otto Harbach, Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Frank Mandell/ Music by Sigmund Romberg

Director: J.T. Garratt

Henry Askew
Frank Cantrell
Arthur Lawson
Kenneth Taylor
G W Hague
Mary Marshall
Ted Upton
Charles Hopkinson
Edith Middleton
Charles F. Cooper
Jack Woodhead
Dickie Parker
Kathleen M. Broomhead
R. Elliott Twelves
Marjorie Wray
Lilian Locker
Eric Iliffe

Items of Interest in the Programme:
Story of the play, with photographs of scenes.
Programme of music.
"An Appreciation" of the late Mr H G Marsden, one of the founder members of the Society.
Announcement of next production "The Barretts of Wimpole Street" April 3 - 5. 1933. This will be the first amateur production of the play which had a record run at the Queen's Theatre, London
Synopsis of scenes.
List of ladies and gentlemen's chorus and of dancers.
Previous productions 1905 to 1931.
Promotion for "The Desert Song" dance at the Victoria Ballroom on Wednesday November 2nd.
List of Orchestra members.
List of non-acting members.
Brief history of the Society 1905 - 1932.
Full page on the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. There are nearly a thousand amateur operatic or dramatic societies in the British Isles and Colonies affiliated to the National Operat8ic and Dramatic Association which was founded in 1899

Other items / issues of interest:
Programme is specific to this production