Show Boat (1956) - Huddersfield and District Amateur Light Opera Society

Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's Show Boat was the Huddersfield & District Amateur Light Opera Society's 1956 production.

It was performed at the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield, from Monday 30 January to Saturday 4 February 1956.

Souvenir Brochure

The brochure was kindly loaned to be digitised by Andrew Gates.


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White Dancers:

Coloured Chorus:

Coloured Dancers:


The following local businesses placed adverts in the brochure:

  • Huddersfield and Upper Agbrigg Savings Bank
  • George Hall (women's clothing & hats) of 18 Market Street & 19 Cloth Hall Street
  • Tom Blackburn (florist) of 85 King Street
  • Pack Horse Hotel on Kirkgate
  • The Glow Coal Co. Ltd off St. John's Road
  • Radio Equipment of New Street
  • Kayes Drapers Ltd. of 9-11 King Street
  • Thomas Kaye & Sons (materials & furnishing fabrics) of 21-23 King Street
  • John Mollett Ltd. of John William Street
  • C.C. Barnes Ltd. (carpets) of 74 & 74a John William Street
  • Shaw & Hallas Ltd. (footwear) of John William Street
  • Fillans & Sons Ltd. (jewellers) of Market Walk
  • Heywoods (drapers & furnishers) of Market Street
  • Armitage & Sons (seeds) of 7 New Street
  • N. Hopkinson (china & hardware merchant) of Aspley
  • White Swan Hotel on Kirkgate
  • Kenneth Levell Ltd. (electrical & household goods) of Market Street
  • Ben Shaws (soft drinks) of Willow Lane
  • Taylor & Hobson Ltd. (furnishing specialist) of 9 King's Head Arcade & 17 Cloth Hall Street
  • Westwood Hirst & Co. (gentlemen's outfitters) of 34 Buxton Road
  • G. Clare (draught proofing) of 1 Blackmoorfoot Road
  • Vera Moore (hair stylist) of Imperial Arcade
  • Holroyds (dyers, cleaners & launderers)
  • Greenwoods (knitwear & crafting) of 13-17a Victoria Street
  • Miss Kerfoot (dressmaker) of 20-21 Lion Chambers
  • Irvin Brook (fur specialist) of 17 new North Road
  • A.G. Boyes & Co. Ltd. of East Parade
  • Whitley's of Westgate