The Girl Friend (1958) by Woodhouse Amateur Operatic Society

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Woodhouse Amateur Operatic Society APRIL 12th to 19th - 1958

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WOODHOUSE AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY

present their 33rd Production

THE GIRL FRIEND ”

A Musical Comedy in Two Acts (By arrangement with MacDonald and Young Ltd., London)

Book by R. P. Weston and Bert Lee

Music and Lyrics by Con Conrad, Gus Kahn, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart

WOODHOUSE CHURCH SCHOOLS

‘From SATURDAY to SATURDAY APRIL 12th to APRIL 19th, 1958

Saturdays at 7 p.m. Other nights at 7-15 p.m.

ADMISSION :—

FIRST SATURDAY (APRIL 12th, 1958) MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY and FRIDAY : Reserved Seats, 4/- and Ordinary Seats 216

SECOND SATURDAY (APRIL 19th, 1958) Reserved Seats only, 4/6 and x

CHILDREN, Reserved Seats, Full Price; Ordinary Beats 2)-

Proceeds in aid of Church Funds

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OFFICIALS President - Rev. J. LENNOX. M.A.

Vice-Presidents:

Cc. LIONEL COOK Jaa, D. SUGDEN F. A. CROWTHER HAROLD STOTT FRANK NETHERWOOD, ARNOLD A. THEAKER Rev. Je D. WATSON, B.A. L. B. NICHOLLS P, WESTERBY RONALD RIX Mrs. C. LIONEL COOK HERBERT SENIOR Miss MARIAN KAYE R. M. SMITH Miss LAURA RICHES

Hon. Musical Director: REGINALD L. MOORE Hon. Accompanist to the Society: FRANK BALMFORTH Hon. Stage Manager: PERCY SHAW

, Hon. Assistant Stage Managers: ARTHUR GOODGER and BRIAN SMITH

Hon. General Secretary:

HILDA STUTTARD, 7 Chestnut Street, Sheepridge

Hon. Treasurer:

WILFRED BIRKHEAD, 33 Beadon Avenue, Waterloo

Hon. Box Office Manager: GEORGE E. FRENCH 52, Ashbrow Road, Sheepridge

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 ARMITAGE I ARTHUR GOODGER JEAN BAMPFIELD WALTER G. HAMPSON JEAN LECOMBER RAYMOND HALL DOROTHY SENIOR SENIOR

Social Committee: Jean Bampfield (Convenor), Wilfred Birkhead, Geoffrey S. Booth, I Dora Fuller Ladies’ Committee :

Mrs. F. Senior (Convenor), Mesdames W. Dronfield, J. Dyson, G. E. French, H. Gill, G. Pike, C. Woodhouse, Misses D. Beaumont, M. Kaye, L. Riches

Peruquiers:

Mrs. JACK EMMERSON, GEORGE HORSFALL and STANLEY TAYLOR

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SYNOPSIS OF SCENES

ACT I SCENE 1 A Railway Siding on the Canadian Pacific Railway. SCENE 2 Lounge of the Hotel Wendell—Evening.

ACT Il SCENE 1 The Bridal Suite of the Hotel Wendell—Later the

same evening. SCENE 2 A Corridor of the Hotei. SCENE 3 The Garden of the Hotel.

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

Settings designed by Percy Shaw

Scenery built and painted by Walter Dronfield, Arthur Goodger, Walter G. Hampson, Bryan Hodgson, Jim Kirrane, Frank Senior, Percy Shaw, and Hilda Stuttard.

: Electricians: Keith Fuller, Brian Smith and Harold Tinsley.

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“Trle GIA!

Producer: JOHN H. HANSON Musical Director: REGINALD

CAST [ order of appearance ' .. 6. 3. me |: . DOUGLAS HILEY MS RE i ke a ce ME Meeks. miu ie a Ee Che ROBERT MASON (A young Wi sen ae RALPH HARTLEY KITTY BROWN . Ls vate We ice JENNY (The in .... KATHLEEN SMITH JERRY (The day clerk) paca tab GERRY KENDALL MISS WENDELL ... ........... ......: .. os SCHOPIRED PHILIP DENNISON ... ... ... ... .. DENNIS. ROBINSON JOHNNY (A lift boy) ... ... ... ... .. STANLEY WADDINGTON RICHARD DENNISON ...... ....... ... .. ... KENNETH GIBSON MRS. DENNISON . i ladies . JEAN BAMPFIELD NIGHT CLERK... ny ae MATTIN © I MARY = at the .. «. DORA FULLER Dancers

Janet Barr, Pat Beal, Molly Brummitt, Betty Gawthorp, Barbara Leach, Patricia Livesey, Dorothy Senior, Sybil Smith.

‘Ladies of Chorus

Molly Bergen, Beryl Dawson, Nancy Eastwood, Dora Fuller, Joan Garside, Betty Haigh, Wendy Hodgson, Christine Horsfall, Shirley. Richardson, -Pamela Schofield, Shirley Taylor.

Gentlemen’s Chorus and Dancers Stanley Armitage, Selwyn Green, Michael Hampshire, Douglas Hiley, David Mattin, Albert Sharp, James Thewlis, Stanley Waddington, Jack Waterton, Nigel Whittaker, .Alec Woodhead.

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. FRIEND?

L. MOORE Dance Production: PAULINE MORGAN, M.1.D.M.A. } I MUSICAL NUMBERS I ACT I OVERTURE -“STEP-ON .THE: TRACK Porters, College Boys :and :Girls “ BEUR ROOM Palio V7, lotoH sd. 1a. od “BOYS OF HAGERSTOWN” ... ... ... ... College Boys and Girls

“WHAT’S THE USE OF TALKING” Miss Wendell, Philip and Chrous

“hee See Oe, Jerry and Chores

“WE. THAT GIRL” Mason, Dennison and Philip

I MIA I i nk he ecg cence deen FA oi atin. A. 3 ACT Il ENTRACTE “KITTY BROWN” sly Wendel andiGirts AI TOLOVE WONDEREDL ” . i008 Kitty, Miss Wendell & Girls Reprise peu RG Re Te... eC!) : “EARLY IN THE MORNING”... .. ... ... ... Kitty and Dennison eo 6 Oe Te ae Oe we! tee enone er eet hry “IT DON’T WANT HIM”... ... ... Dennison, Mrs. Dennison & Kitty “MOUNTAIN GREENERY ” str vs ess Kitty, Mason and Chorus

BRIDAL SUITE FINALE

Kitty, Mason, Dennison, Mrs. Dennison and Chorus SPECIALITY DANCE ... ... ... ... Mage 8 "SIEP ON THE «. us oi. ue we cy end Cie WT ee ask a ee ee wo bis wee uke vow oe

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STORY OF “THE GIRL FRIEND”

Kitty Brown and Robert Mason have wiled the long train journey through the Rockies by a flirtation. At a halt Kitty loses her handbag containing all her money and Robert gallantly undertakes to find it. The train leaves him behind and carries Kitty to meet her mother at the Hotel Wendell. Mother isn’t there. Kitty has no luggage nor money and Jerry, the reception clerk and house detective, has heard those tales before. When it really appears that Kitty must spend the night out in the cold blast, Jenny, the impudent telephone operator, takes pity on her and suggests that she impersonates a Mrs. Richard Dennison for whom the bridal suite is booked. It appears that the Dennisons were to meet Uncle Joshua and on visual evidence of a vear of happy married life, receive a settlement of 200,000 dollars. A rift in the lute, a former blonde acquaintance of Richard’s, has decided Mrs. Dennison to spend the night at another hotel and Richard has gone to a night club. Kitty gets possession of the lovely blue room suite and retires to Mrs. Dennison’s room to dream of Robert. No sooner has she done so than Richard staggers in from celebrating at the College Inn and goes off to bed ignorant of the pretty occupant of the opposite room. Early in the morning Kitty and Richard meet over a disputed breakfast tray for one. Mrs. Dennison descends on them and summons her lawyer who turns out to be no other than Robert Mason. Kitty protests here innocence but can’t convince Robert who takes up Mrs. Dennison’s case. Meanwhile Jerry has been doing a spot of investigating with interruptions from Jenny, and when Robert Mason ashamed of his doubts of Kitty, gives up the case, Jerry very amusingly takes silk and

connives a happy ending.

“4, a I lool

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Patrons

Mrs. I. BINNS Mrs. R. L. MOORE Mrs. L. BRUNTON Mr. D. ROWCLIFFE Mrs. E. GIBSON Dr. and Mrs, J. W. HIRST Mrs. A. WHEELDON Mrs. LIVERSIDGE Mr. E. P. WHITELEY

Mrs. A. MOORE

THE ORCHESTRA

Violins—L. Brunton (Leader) Bass—]. E. Dyson H. Townend Clarinet--J. R. Birbeck Mrs. J. R. Birkbeck Trumpet—N. Waite I Flute—M. J. Hirst Piano—F. Balmiorth

Drums & Tymps—A. Squires

STAGE STAFF

Geoffrey S. Booth, Walter George E. French, Keith Fuller, Walter G. Hampson, Bryan Hodgson, Jim Kirrane, I Frank Senior, Harold Tinsley.

JUNIOR MEMBERS Roger and Christopher Pike

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS

1920 PRINCESS JU-JU 1936 *MAID OF THE MOUNTAINS 1921 SHERWOOD’S QUEEN 1937 *NO! NO! NANETTE! 1922 BULBUL 1938 *SUNNY 1923 DOGS OF DEVON 1939 *SALLY 1924 HIGHWAYMAN LOVE 1945 “SEARCHLIGHT 1925 CUPID AND THE OGRE 1947 °MARITZA 1926 *THE IRISH GIRL 1948 *MR. CINDERS 1927 *THE MOUNTAINEERS 1949 *GOING GREEK 1928 *A LITTLE DUTCH GIRL 1950 *TULIP TIME 1929 *ROSE OF ARABY 1951 *MAGYAR MELODY 1929 *COUNT OF COMO 1952 LILAC 1930 REBEL MAID © 1953 *THE THREE GRACES 1931 TINA I I 1954 THE DESERT SONG 1932 *SAN MARINO 1955 THE NEW MOON 1934 *WILDFLOWER 1956 THE GIPSY PRINCESS 1985 KATINKA 1957 WILD VIOLETS

*The first amateur performance in Huddersfield District.

°The first amateur performance in British Isles. As 4 résult of the above £2033 haS been raised by the Society.

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The sincere thanks of the Society are tendered to:— The members of the Orchestra. The advertisers in the programme, ‘The local Press. All who have exhibited our Posters.

Brighouse Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society for loan of the attractive Cover Block.

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

Peruquiers, stage staff, helpers during show week, sellers, and everyone who has assisted in any way to make a success of our 1958 Production .....

“THE

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Monday, April 14th— Party from Golcar.

Tuesday, April 15th— I

Marsden Parish Church A.O. & DS.

Fields Congregational Church. Brighouse Light Opera Society.

Moldgreen Maried Ladies.

Saturday, April 19th— President’s Night.

CELEBRATION EVENING

COLLINSON’S CAFE -. FRIDAY, APRIL 25th, 1958 WHIST - 8 p.m. DANCING - 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bar Admission 3/6

Tickets obtainable from programme sellers or any member

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