White Horse Inn (1960) by Woodhouse Amateur Operatic Society

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Woodhouse Amateur Operatic Society

APRIL 23rd to 30th, 1960

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WOODHOUSE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY , present their 35th Production I Tae

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A MUSICAL COMEDY IN THREE ACTS

(By arrangement with Samuel French Limited)

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Freely adapted from Blumenthal and Kadelburg’s play “Im weisseni Rossl ” by Hans Muller and Erik Charell

Music by Ralph Benatzky .. With interpolated songs by Robert Stolz Original Lyrics by Robert Gilbert English Book and Lyrics by Harry Graham

Adapted for Amateur Operatic Societies by Eric Maschwitz and Bernard Grun

WOODHOUSE CHURCH SCHOOL >

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd to SATURDAY, APRIL 30th 1960

Nightly at 7.15 p.m, i

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Admission : a First Saturday (April 23rd, 1960) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Reserved Seats 4/9 and 3/- Unreserved Seats 2/6

Second Saturday (April 30th, 1960)

Reserved Seats only, 5/- and 3/- I oveA . A Children: Reserved Seats, Full Price. Unreserved, 2/- °~

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Proceeds in aid of Church Funds >: UN: -

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OFFICIALS President ¢ Rav J. LENNOX, M.A.

Vice-Presidents :

C. LIONEL COOK R. M. SMITH F, A. CROWTHER HAROLD STOTT GEORGE E, FRENCH I JAS. D. SUGDEN I FRANK NETHERWOOD, ARNOLD A. THEAKER J. D. WATSON, B.A. L.£. NICHOLLS P. WESTERBY ~ RONALD RIX Mrs. C. LIONEL COOK FRANK SENIOR Miss MARIAN KAYE HERBERT SENIOR Miss LAURA RICHES

Hon. Musical Director: ARNOLD A. THEAKER Hon. Accompanist to the Society: FRANK BALMFORTH Hon. Stage Manager: PERCY SHAW

_. Hon. Assistant Stage Managers : ARTHUR GOODGER and FRANK SENIOR

Hon. General Secretary : HILDA STUTTARD, 7 Chestnut Street, Sheepridge

Hon. Treasurer :

WILFRED BIRKHEAD, 33 Beadon Avenue, Waterloo

Hon. Box Office Manager : I ERIC N. FRENCH, 38 Woodhouse Avenue, Fartown

Hon, Prompter: HILDA STUTTARD Hon. Auditors: A. E. FURNISS and A. A. THEAKER Hon. Wardrobe Master : NIGEL WHITTAKER

Hon. Wardrobe Mistress: JOYCE WHITTAKER

: Hon. Publicity Manager : ~ (GEOFFREY S. BOOTH, 226 Bradford Road, Fartown

General Committee :

JEAN BAMPFIELD BARBARA LEECH ‘DORA FULLER DAVID MATTIN ERNEST GELDER DOROTHY SENIOR

ARTHUR GOODGER NIGEL WHITTAKER REGINALD L. MOORE (Co-opted Member)

Social Committee : Jean Bampfield, Dora Fuller, Barbara Leech, Dorothy Senior

Ladies’ Committee : born Miss M. Kaye (Convenor), Mesdames W. Dronfield, J. Dyson, G. E. French, H. Gill, G. Pike, F. Senior, A. Theaker, C. Woodhouse, Miss L. Riches

Perruquiers :

Mrs. JACK EMMERSON GEORGE HORSFALL

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ITINERARY

For visitors to the Hotel Weissen Ross] (White Horse Inn) there are many attractions. Early morning arrival is followed by breakfast on the terrace to give full opportunity of viewing the beauties of mountain. and lake.scenery. Walks in the pine woods and visits to places of interest have been arranged, with excursions on the steamer which calls each morning at the White Horse landing stage. The ancient cowshed and the Town Hall are of great architectural interest, Built rather alike, there should be no confusion, even though both the cows and the Councillors will be in session ! The local market day is well worth visiting, and the peak of the summer

festivities is reached with the visit of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Franz

Joseph — an event of great importance in the history of this district. Later a tour through the mountains to the Travellers Rest Inn has been arranged for the vista of the whole district of Wolfgangsee Salzkammergut. We

finally leave the White Horse Inn in the late evening, where after reaching

Holzeshavs the party separates for its various destinations,

Production dressed by S. B. Watts & Co., Manchester

STAGE STAFF

Settings designed by Percy Shaw

Scenery built and painted by

Walter Dronfield, Albert Ekin, Arthur Goodger, Walter G. Hampson, Bryan Hodgson, Jim Kirrane, Frank Senior, Percy Shaw

Junior Staff ;: Roger and Christopher Pike

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Lighting and Special Effects : Frank Senior, Geoff Bampfield, David C, Corbett, Peter M. Fuller

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Stewards :

George E. French, Harry Gill, Henry Hepworth, Albert E. Lee, Fred Marshall, Fred Walker, Gilbert Wilson

It is with deep regret that we record the sudden death of Mr. J. D. Sugden,

a Vice-President and Founder Member of the Society (1919-1960).~In ‘his services to the Society he was a man of many parts, all.of which he played

with unfailing enthusiasm. The Society will be thre® pooter for his passing.

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Producer : JOHN H. HANSON “VA Wewen! Director: Al

CAST (in order of appearance) I Kathi, the Postwoman rr “, . Margaret Briggs I Karl, “ Piccolo’ Waiter at the White Sikes AGG. oss. Rodney Dickens A Forester ... . SR hr « David Leech Lenzi, a Goatherd . A ia ee AR - Shirley Richardson ee ole che ica Albert Sharp : Franz, a Waiter ... .:. .. ee ‘Douglas Hiley I Leopold, Head Waiter at the. White] Horse a _ Kenneth Turner Josepha Vogelhuber, Owner of the White Horse 8 ec Jean Bampfield The Steamer 05. os er KD ed beste . Albert Sharp ME ee can dace ods cone ae inn oa - Stanley Waddington WUE oc ce ce es John Ebenezer a ) Manufacturer ow nla ee eee Ottoline, his Daughter 6-22. Qu. WS... ... ... ... Mary Thompson Valentine Sutton, a Solicitor ... ... ... 00. see vee vse s+» Dennis Robinson Sigismund Smith, another Manufacturer ... ... ....... ........... David Mattin TU a nak ok ba wed dav aca a eee Geetel, his Daughter 204. bow tind .-. :. SR The Mayor ... .. a ak Frank Senior The Lady Secretary .. sR lisse Gl ~ Naaey Eastwood ae Cee Co eee ee Jack Hanson Ketterl, his Servant -. ee i Landlord of The Rest ... TTT Ns Sas abbas, (os sc ree ee Dancers

Janet Barr, Christine Dyson, Betty Gawthorp, Margaret Greaves, Patricia Livesey, Dorothy Senior

Ladies’ Chorus

Margaret Briggs, Marjorie Burns, Barbara Clarkson, Pamela Crowder, June Crowther, Nancy Eastwood, Marie Exley, Dora Fuller, Sandra Holmes, Lesley Kaye, Barbara Leech, Angela Matthews, Sheila McGurty, Christine Woodhead

Gentlemen—Chorus and Dancers

Stanley Armitage, Kenneth Burns, Douglas Hiley, David Leech, Brian Roberts, Albert Sharp,..William Sinclair, Keith Thompson, Stanley Waddington, Nigel Whittaker, Alec Woodhead

2. THE LOCKWOOD BAND UNDER 17

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NOLD A. THEAKER _Dance Production: PAULINE MORGAN, M.LD.M.A.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

> ACT ONE Overture + bie Introduction ... 0.0... Se OOo KRaitht, Quartet’ and ‘Chorus ‘Entrance of" Ce ey . Leopold and Chorus “It Would Be Wonderful”. eee, . aii —. and -Girls SP Ne vey cue ak ae, wae . Chorus “The White Horse Inn” ... ... ... Sutton, Josepha, yl ol Dancers

“TRADOY SEE iow oon mn elt de> Daitypaide,and, Dancers “Your Eyes” ... ... ... ...... ... ... Sutton, Ottoline, Chorus and Dancers

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ACT TWO Entr’acte and Opening Chorus ... ... Josepha, Leopold and Market Women Tk a. bahia: . Leopold and Waiters PS Oe kas ee Ottoline and Dancers “In Salzkammergut” ... ae Chih. Kathi, Chorus and Dancers “Sigismund” ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -.. Sigismund, Chorus and Dancers Ballet “Salzkammergut” ... ... i Grinkle, Kathi, Chorus and Dancers is 3 . Sigismund and Gretel Pinale, Act: Uwe: besd. ad: 1 Josepha, Sutton and Chorus ACT THREE Pr re a TS a ae ai ae RE ae ae . Chorus Recitation ... ... ee a co Mie Reprise: “White eos fat «edit Shutepas ‘Otfoline aed Josepha of 2000224, 2°. Ottoline, Sutton, Chorus and Dancers Sere ee ie oy ass . Gretel and Sigismund "Act Thee’... foe cs nie one pata o Dn cya bree

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THE STORY OF “WHITE HORSE INN”

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The ‘principal character in this play is an attractive young widow, Josepha, who is proprietress of the famous White Horse Inn. Since becoming a widow she has had many head waiters, all of whom have fallen in love with her, and the present one, Leopold, is no different from the others. Josepha, however, does not return his advances because she is attracted to

one of her visitors who comes to the Inn from time to time — Mr. Valentine Sutton, a young English solicitor.

Mr. Grinkle, a wealthy manufacturer of underwear, has come to the Inn at the suggestion of his daughter Ottoline, and come rather reluctantly, as he would have preferred to go to his usual holiday resort at Blackpool. His great competitor in the underwear business is the firm Smith of Hammer- _ smith, London, and that firm's solicitor happens to be no other than Mr. Valentine Sutton. When these two meet at the White Horse. Inn, the _ meeting is by no means a friendly one, until Sutton falls for Grinkle’s daughter, Ottoline. Leopold, who is very jealous of Sutton, does everything possible, in his own interest of course, to bring Sutton and Ottoline together,

Two more visitors arrive at the Inn, Professor Hinzel with his daughter Gretel, and they met on their journey young Mr. Sigismund Smith, son and

heir of Smith of Hammersmith. It is obvious that young Smith has fallen for the charms of Gretel.

In one of his interviews with Grinkle, Mr. Sutton suggests that the businesses of Grinkle and Smith should be amalgamated, and he suggests that if Ottoline were to marry Sigismund Smith, this would make things

easy. T’o this arrangement Grinkle agrees and so Sutton undertakes to get Ottoline engaged, but does not say to whom.

The shooting season has commenced and the Emperor Francis Joseph pays a visit to the district and comes for a night to the White Horse Inn.

This contemplated visit of Royalty harasses Josepha very much and she has to bring back into her service Leopold, the head waiter, whom she had previously sacked. Unfortunately when the great moment arrives Leopold is more of a hindrance than a help and everything seems to go wrong with

him, particularly when he sees his beloved Josepha receiving attention from Sutton.

The kindly old Emperor has a private conversation with Josepha and learns of her life and of her difficulties. He gives her some good advice and as a memento writes some verses in her Birthday Book before he leaves.

Sutton’s ruse to win Grinkle’s consent to his engagement to Ottoline succeeds and so does Sigismund’s wooing of Gretel. ey

last Josepha sees that Sutton is not in love with her and it is then that the Emperor's verses, which she puts into song, makes her realise that

-. Leopold, after all, may be the man for her.

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PATRONS

Mrs. C. E. BALMFORTH Mrs. R. L. MOORE Mrs. E. BARTON Mr. D. ROWCLIFFE Mrs. I. BINNS Mr. :T. W. STOTT Mr. L. BRUNTON Mr. A. A. THEAKER Mrs. E. GIBSON Mr. E. P. WHITELEY

Mrs. LIVERSIDGE

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THE ORCHESTRA

Violins—A. Lowe (Leader) Drums & Tymps—A. Squires H. Townend Flute—R. Ward Mrs, J. R. Birkbeck Clarinet—Miss A. O'Dea ’Cello—A. Mortimer Trumpet—N. Waite Bass—-G. Mortimer Piano—F. Balmforth

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PATRONAGE NIGHTS

Monday, 25th April—- Miss Sheard’s Party from Milnsbridge Berry Brow Ladies

Tuesday, 26th April — Moldgreen Married Ladies

Fields Congregational Ladies Sutueday, 30th April — President's Night

CELEBRATION DANCE

The Social Committee are arranging a Celebration Dance to be held at Whiteley’s Café, Westgate, on Friday, 6th May, 1960. Dancing 8 p.m. to

1 a.m. to the music of Brian Tann and his Orchette, Bar and Buffet. Spot Prizes. Tickets (5/- each) may be obtained from members of the Social Committee

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

1920 Princess Ju-Ju 1937 *No! No! Nanette! . 1921 Sherwood’s Queen 1938 *Sunny 1922 Bulbul 1939 *Sally 1923 Dogs of Devon 1945 *Searchlig ht 1924 Highwayman Love 1947 +Maritza 1925 Cupid and the Ogre 1948 *Mr. Cinders 1926 *The Irish Girl 1949 *Going Greek 1927 *The Mountaineers 1950 *Tulip Time 1928 *A Little Dutch Girl 1951 *Magyar Melody 1929 *Rose of Araby 1952 Lilac Domino 1929 *Count of Como I 1953 *The Three Graces 1930 Rebel Maid 1954 The Desert Song 1931 Tina 1955 The New Moon 1932 *San Marino I 1956 The Gipsy Princess 1934 *Wildflower 1957 Wild Violets 1935 Katinka 1958 The Girl Friend

1936 *Maid of the Mountains 1959 *The Merry Widow

* The first amateur performance in Huddersfield District. + The first amateur performance in British Isles.

As a result of the above £2,205 has been raised by the Society.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The sincere thanks OF thé Society are tendered to :— The members of the Orchestra. The Lockwood Band. Mrs. S. A. Shore and the Ladies’ Committee for floral decorations. The advertisers in the programme. The local Press.

All who have exhibited our Posters.

Our Patrons and Subscribers and the general public for their continued interest and support.

Perruquiers, stage staff, stewards, helpers during show week, programme sellers, and everyone who has assisted in any way to make a

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