BANGOR AMATEUR OPERATIC SOCIETY - The
Desert Song 1939
by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. 21st Season at Tonic Theatre,
Bangor 21st February
Officials and Committee:- President - Maude Lady Clanmorris; Patrons -
The Viscountess Craigavon, Dr. R. M. Bowman (Mayor of Bangor), Mrs. F. G.
Maguire, Mrs. E. F. J. Coates, S. D. Millar, Esq; Governors -
Mrs. K. Haddow, Walter Malcolm, Esq., J.P.; Vice-Presidents - D. E.
Alexander, Esq., H. C. Bell, Esq., Mrs. H. C. Bell, W. W. Carson, Esq., R.
K. L. Galloway, Esq., G. S. Goodall, Esq., S. C. Hunter, Esq., Mrs. A. A. B.
Johnston, Mrs. W. S. Kingan, Mrs. R. W. Lindsay, R. S. Lynch, Esq., J. B.
Lamont, Esq., W. R. Mullen, Esq., Barker Mitchell, Esq., D. T. MacMurray,
Esq., J. McQuitty, Esq., G. B. McArthur, Esq., Sir Thos. W. McMullan, D. K.
McMillan, Esq., A. McNeilly, Esq., G. J. Stephenson, Esq. & W. Scott, Esq.;
Committee - Mr. R. M. Marshall (Chairman), Mrs. S. Sloan (Vice-Chairman),
Mr. C. H. Evans, Mr. F. McKernan, Mr. J. A. Robinson, Mr. J. A. Valentine,
Miss Jean Magrath & Mrs. G. S. Goodall; Hon. Secretary - Mr. J. A.
Gaw, 5 Central Avenue, Bangor; Hon. Correspondence Secretary - Mr. G.
Denby Bell, 61 Donaghadee Road, Bangor; Hon. Treasurer - Mr. J.
Mateer, 5 Farnham Park, Bangor; Assistant Hon. Treasurer - Mr. H. J.
Russell; Musical Director - Dr. E. H. Emery, F.R.C.O.;
Professional Coach - Mr. Quintin Golder; Stage Manager - Mr. G. D.
Bell; Assistant Stage Manager - Mr. J. A. Robinson; Hon.
Accompanist - Miss Jean Magrath; Publicity - Mr. J. A. Valentine;
Property Masters - Mr. Victor Brownlee & Mr. J. S. Irwin; Wardrobe
Mistresses - Miss Connie Hewitt & Miss F. E. Wilson; Make-up - Messrs.
A. Inglis, C. Carter, C. Harper, Mrs. G. S. Goodall, Miss J. Goodall and
Assistants; Chief Steward - Mr. R. M. Marshall; Programme
Steward - Mrs. F. Greenaway; Hon. Booking Agents - Mr. Eustace Gordon,
Tobacconist, 105 Main Street, Bangor & Messrs. Charley & Co., Tobacconists,
Donegall Square West, Belfast; Box Office - Messrs. F. J. Greenaway
and M. Templeton; Hon. Auditors - Messrs. R. R. Crawford and H. Long
The Desert Song CHARACTERS - Sid Ed Kar (Red Shadow's Lieutenant) ~ J.
Bennett; Mindar (a Riff) ~ L. C. Bell; Hassi (Leading Member of Red
Shadow's Band) ~ H. J. Russell; Hadji (a Riff Farmer) ~ J. W.
McNinch; Neri (his Wife) ~ Nan Stewart; Pierre Birabeau (the Red
Shadow) ~ A. Hogg; Benjamin Kidd (Society Reporter to Paris "Daily
Mail") ~ E. V. Agnew; Azuri (Ali Ben Ali's Favourite) ~ Queenie
Jackson & Cecilia Forsythe; Captain Paul Fontaine ~ R. Evans;
Lieut. La Vergne (of the French Foreign Legion) ~ J. Bowles; General
Birabeau (Governor of a French Moroccan Province) ~ W. E. Patterson & G. D.
Bell; Margot Bonvalet (his Guest) ~ Elizabeth Pinkerton; Susan (his
Ward) ~ Molly Drummond & Betty Norman; Edith (his Friend) ~ Edith
Cummins; Clementina (a Spanish Lade) ~ Tania Baird; Ali Ben Ali
(Caid of a Riff Tribe) ~ C. A. Wilkins; Sergeant De Boussac ~ R.
Beattie & Snowball The Donkey
Dances rehearsed by Miss Elizabeth Burns
CHORUS - Ladies ~ Miss U. Burns, Miss M. Bailie, Mrs. D. Bell, Mrs. R.
Beattie, Mrs. G. V. Brownlee, Miss D. Cairns, Miss Edith Cummins, Miss
Evelyn Cummins, Mrs. M. Cross, Miss W. Davidson, Miss N. Davidson, Miss B.
Despard, Mrs. H. Forsythe, Miss N. Hambley, Miss H. Hambley, Mrs. J. Irwin,
Miss E. Isdell, Miss K. Jackson, Miss C. Jones, Miss A. McFadden, Miss M.
McKenzie, Miss C. Malcolm, Mrs. H. Magrath, Miss L. McMurray, Miss C.
Perritt, Mrs. J. Pollin, Miss E. Rodgers, Miss I. Smith, Miss N. Stewart,
Miss W. Stewart, Miss K. Taylor, Mrs. F. Thompson, Miss H. Wallace, Miss G.
Wallace, Miss G. Warner, Mrs. C. Wilkins, Miss E. Williamson
Gents ~ P. L. Briten, L. C. Bell, R. Beattie, J. Bowes, J. S. Carson, W. L.
Fisher, R. Freeney, J. A. Gaw, C. Hunter, O. Kannenberg, H. Long, H. M.
Magrath, W. Montgomery, G. F. Martin, G. C. Martin, D. Miller, F. H. Moore,
J. McHugh, W. McMillan, J. W. McNinch, N. Phillips, J. Skillen, W. C. Tims,
J. F. Watson, H. Williamson, L. Wilson
ORCHESTRA - 1st Violin ~ Dr. E. A. A. Stoneley (Leader); Mr. H. W. Parrock,
Mr. H. Copeland, Miss E. Morrow; 2nd Violin ~ Mr. H. Horton, Mrs.
Carey, Mr. R. R. Crawford, Mr. D. Miller; Viola ~ Miss Meta Wilson;
'Cello ~ Mr. J. McIlveen, Mr. S. H. Copeland; Double Bass ~ Mr. T.
Boyle; Flute ~ Mr. J. Carlisle; Oboe ~ Mr. J. L. Johnston;
Clarinet ~ Mr. T. Huntsdale; Cornet ~ Mr. W. Mayes; Drums ~ Mr.
F. Burrowes; Piano ~ Miss Jean Magrath; Conductor ~ Dr. E. H.
Mr. J. Agnew, Mr. W. J. Arthurs, Mr. G. V. Acheson, Mr. G. A. Alister, Mr.
F. C. Brown, Mrs. F. C. Brown, Miss B. Burns, Mr. J. G. Barber, Miss D.
Brown, Mrs. L. Baird, Dr. J. W. Browne, Miss K. A. Booth, Mr. T. H. Brennan,
Mr. G. Burns, Mr. F. J. Brice, J.P., Mr. J. Cathy, Miss Cross, Mrs. H.
Crawford, Mr. H. Crawford, Mr. R. R. Crawford, Miss J. Craig, Dr. G. F.
Campbell, Mr. S. M. Claney, Mr. S. Christie, Mr. J. C. Crane, Mr. J. S.
Cunningham, Mrs. L. Cinnamon, Mrs. M. F. Collier, Miss M. F. Daly, Mr. A.
Dalzell, Mr. W. H. Dunseath, Mr. S. Dale, Mr. J. Douglas, Mr. J. Donaghy,
Mr. H. J. Duncan, Miss Dickson, Mr. R. W. Ewing, Mr. C. H. Evans, Mrs. C. H.
Evans, Mr. A. Erskine, Mr. W. Evans, Mr. A. J. Featherstonhaugh, Mr. R. H.
Finlay, Mr. W. L. Fryar, Mr. G. McC. Flack, Mrs. D. M. Fetherston, Mrs. M.
G. Fletcher, Mr. S. Fetherston, Mrs. S. Fetherston, Mrs. Furey, Mrs. W.
Fitzsimmons, Mrs. Fegan, Mr. J. A. Fyffe, Mrs. G. S. Goodall, Mr. G. F.
Glass, Mr. R. G. Gray, Mr. J. Gorman, Dr. D. Gray, Miss K. N. Hadow, Mrs. G.
A. Henderson, Mr. N. L. Hull, Mr. W. F. Hunter, Mrs. W. F. Hunter, Mr. T.
Henderson, Miss C. Hewitt, Mr. W. Hazley, Miss C. Hewitt, Mr. W. Hazley,
Miss F. Harrison, Mr. G. Jamison, Mrs. K. Johnston, Mr. B. J. P. Kelly, Mr.
R. V. Laurenson, Mr. D. B. Lewars, Miss W. Little, Mr. F. McKernan, Mr. J.
McAuley, Mrs. J. McAuley, Miss E. McClelland, Mr. S. McBratney, Miss I.
McNeill, Mr. R. McNinch, Mr. T. A. McCann, Mrs. T. McVea, Miss E. McMeekan,
Mr. H. McGimpsey, Miss M. D. MaGuire, Mr. R. Marshall, Miss J. Magrath, Mrs.
Millington, Mr. A. Malcomson, Mr. R. E. Morrow, Mr. R. K. Moore, Mr. R. M.
Marshall, Miss V. Matson, Mr. R. M. Moore, Mr. D. Morrow, Mr. G. L. Morris,
Mr. Q. Mills, Mr. J. Mateer, Mr. W. J. C. Milliken, Mr. A. Morrison, Mr. S.
Miller, Mr. J. Macdonald, Dr. J. C. Nicholson, Mr. J. F. Neill, Mrs. J. F.
Neill, Mr. J. Nugent, Mrs. J. Nugent, Mr. D. Orr, Mrs. S. A. Orr, Mr. J. B.
O'Neill, Mrs. E. Patterson, Mr. C. Pollock, Mr. J. Pollin, Mr. F. F. Parker,
Mrs. Perry, Mr. R. W. Richardson, Mrs. J. O. Rodgers, Miss C. Ross, Mr. B.
T. Russell, Mr. J. A. Rodgers, Mrs. E. Rea, Mr. J. A. Robinson, Mr. J. Roe,
Mrs. K. E. Robertson, Dr. S. Patterson Rea, Mr. C. D. Radcliffe, Mr. W.
Simon, Mrs. H. Strain, Mr. A. Scott, Mr. P. Shepherd, Mr. T. Sherriff, Miss
M. Stanley, Mr. A. Stanley, Mrs. E. Sinclair, Mr. F. R. Smyth, Very Rev.
Canon P. Scally, Mr. C. E. Sheldon, Mr. J. B. Scott, Mr. J. Brice Smyth, Mr.
S. Sloan, Mr. J. Taylor, Mr. R. D. Townley, Mr. H. Tyrrell, Miss Thompson,
Mr. J. A. Valentine, Mr. E. Wilson, Mr. E. Worth, Mr. A. H. Ward, Mr. M. G.
Weaving, Mrs. Wells, Mr. J. M. Whyte, Mr. M. Wilkins, Mr. A. Wilson, Miss B.
Wilson, Mr. J. Worrell, Mr. J. Warner, Mr. W. J. White, Miss F. Wilson, Mrs.
Mr. J. A. Gaw, Hon. Secretary - Mr. R. M. Marshall, Chairman - Mr. J.
Mateer, Hon. Treasurer
Miss J. Magrath, Hon. Accompanist - Mr. G. D. Bell, Hon. Correspondence
Secretary - Mr. Tom Linden, Hon. Electrician
Dr. E. H. Emery, F.R.C.O., Musical Director and Conductor - Mr. Quintin
Golder, Professional Coach and Producer
PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS "The moving finger writes and having writ moves
on." - Omar Khayyam
1919 - Pirates of Penzance; 1920 - H.M.S. Pinafore; 1921 - The Mikado; 1922
- The Gondoliers; 1923 - The Yeomen of the Guard; 1924 - Iolanthe; 1925 -
Patience; 1926 - A Country Girl; 1927 - My Lady Molly; 1928 - The Mikado (Revivial);
1929 - Pirates of Penzance (Revival); 1930 - The Yeomen of the Guard
(Revival); 1931 - The Gondoliers (Revival); 1932 - Merrie England; 1933 -
Tom Jones; 1934 - Iolanthe (Revival); 1935 - The Rebel Maid; 1936 - The
Toreador; 1937 - The Yeoman of the Guard (Revival); 1938 - Rose Maria
Alan Hogg as Pierre Birabeau ("The Red Shadow") - Elizabeth Pinkerton as
"Margot" - Ernest Agnew as "Benjamin Kidd" - Molly Drummond as "Susan"
Tania Baird as "Clementina" - Charles Wilkins as "Ali Ben Ali" - Queenie
Jackson as "Azuri" - Eric Patterson as "General Birabeau"
Betty Norman as "Susan" - Jack Bennett as "Sid el Kar" - Harry Russell as "Hassi"
- Richard T. Evans as "Captain Paul Fontaine" - Cecilia Forsythe as "Azuri"
- Denby Bell as "General Birabeau"
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EMPIRE Theatre, Belfast 1927
G.M. - Gerald Morrison
The Limavady Players present Paul Twyning by George Shiels, Ballymoney 18th
Resident Musical Director ~ Mr. J. C. Evans
Cast - Paul Twyning ~ Mr. P. Quigley; James Deegan ~ Mr. Alex. Oakey;
Dan Deegan ~ Mr. E. O'Kane; Patrick Deegan ~ Mr. P. Forrest; Mr.
O'Hagan ~ Mr. H. McLaughlin; Denis McGothigan ~ Mr. D. McCann; Jim
Deegan ~ Mr. M. Forrest; Daisy Mullan ~ Miss M. Devlin; Mrs.
Deegan ~ Miss I. Rea; Rose McGothigan ~ Miss K. Rea
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GRAND OPERA HOUSE - 1925 - Props.
Warden Ltd.; M.D. - Fred W. Warden; Res. Manager - James M.
McCann; Musical Dir. - S. P. Swanton
Phyllis Dare in The Street Singer by Frederick Lonsdale October 19th, 1925
Music by H. Fraser-Simson - Lyrics by Percy Greenbank - Additional Numbers
by Ivy St. Helier
CAST - Bonni ~ Paul England; Armand ~ Henry Caine; Francois ~
Frank Steward; Violette ~ Daisy Elliston; Marie ~ Esme Fitz-Gibbon;
Levy ~ Naylor Grimson; Edtelle ~ Phoebe Hodgson; Paul ~ Claude
Horton; Andre Levaux ~ Ivan Agabeg; Pierre ~ Dennis Brockbank;
Madame Rossignol ~ Cecily Jonas; Mlle. Briant ~ Betty Aubrey;
Adele ~ Phyllis McGloon; Bebe ~ Adele Royle and Yvette ~ Phillis Dare
Play produced by E. Lyall Swete
Grand Opera House - 1926 - Queen's Island Amateur
Operatic Society present Utopia Ltd.
CAST - King Paramount the First (King of Utopia) ~ Mr. S. Adams;
Scaphio & Phantis (Two Judges of the Utopian Supreme Court) ~ Mr. A. L.
Gwyther & Mr. J. G. Fordyce; Tarara (the Public Exploder) ~ Mr. J. McGibbon;
Calynx (Utopian Vice-Chamberlain) ~ Mr. J. S. Breckenridge; Lord
Dramaleigh (a British Lord-Chamberlain) ~ Mr. W. J. Govan; Capt.
Fittbattleaxe (First Life Guards) ~ Mr. A. T. Hunter; Capt. Sir Edward
Corcoran, K.C.B. (of the Royal Navy) ~ Mr. A. Ferguson; Mr. Goldbury
(a Company Promoter, afterwards Comptroller of the Utopian Household) ~ Mr.
J. Coleshill; Sir Bailey Barre, Q.C. ~ Mr. J. Torney; Mr.
Blushington (of the County Council) ~ Mr. J. Mercer; The Princess Zara
(Eldest Daughter of King Paramount) ~ Miss E. M. Burrows; The
Princesses Nekaya & Kalyba (her Younger Sisters) ~ Misses A. Beattie & C.
Quinn; Lady Sophy (their English Governante) ~ Mrs. E. Ferguson;
Phylla, Melene & Salata (Utopian Maidens) ~ Misses M. Trotter, D. M. Brown &
Grand Opera House - 1955
Jimmy Young, Terry Hall, Cherry Wainer, Arthur Haynes, The Da Sisters, Joe
Black, Bea & Zelda Marvi, Rita Martell - Holiday Hayride with Frank
Howard, Molly Millar, Frank McElroy, Sean Mooney, Jack Cruise, Benny Craven,
Flanagan Girls, Jani & Janice Bers, Margaret Pullen, Cooper Twins
Stage Manager - Billy Seamons; Dance Routines by ~ Norah Flanagan;
Musical Director ~ Robert Bolton
ALADDIN - Clarkson Rose, Three Monarchs, Four Ramblers, Maureen
Kershaw, Donovan and Hayes, Joan Manning, Renee Bent, Rex Garner, Carol
Hinsley, John Porteous, Cooper Academy Girls, the Mayfair Belles
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NOMAD'S Weekly and Belfast Critic
Conducted by Alf. S. Moore November 9th 1912
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Belfast and District Motor Club
Motor Cycle Grass Track Races - Bangor West Station (in fields of Mr. Frank
Morgan) 350cc - 500cc - Handicap
M.C.U.I. (U.C.) Steward - C. White, Esq. Official Timekeeper - S.
Steele, Esq. and Staff
Club Stewards - J. H. Boyle, Esq., J. Hunter, Esq.
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R.A.C. Tourist Trophy Race - Dundrod Circuit (near
Belfast) Northern Ireland 1950
Cornering at Comber Butcher's Shop. The Cars are Fiats, and this
corner, together with the Dundonald Hairpin, were among the most famous
corners on any circuit
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Ulster Trophy Race 1951 Dundrod Circuit
E. G. Crossley (Alta) at speed leaving Pits in 1950 Ulster Trophy Race
2) P. N. Whitehead (Ferrari) winning the "Ulster Trophy" in 1950
3) F. R. Gerard (E.R.A.) leaving Hairpin during Practice for 1950 event