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1960-1969


1969

The Count Of Luxembourg

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

A new version of Franz Lehar’s opera – produced for the first time in Bournemouth

The Count Of Luxembourg

1968

White Horse Inn

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

Record results with 12,000 seats sold and standing room only for all performances, including matinees.

Oakmead Youth Band became honorary members for the week to play as the village band

White Horse Inn

1967

Show Boat

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

The show covers a time span of some 40 years and praise went to George and Marjorie Fairweather and Eddie Cast for their skilful ageing of the characters through makeup

Show Boat

1966

The Gipsy Princess

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

Virtually the whole of the company took the Monday off for dress rehearsal as ‘MY FAIR LADY’ was still moving out of the Pavilion and many male costumes still hadn’t arrived. When they did come, some had to be altered in a last minute rush in which half the tailors in town were involved. A few costumes were only ready a half an hour before curtain-up. But as usual, these problems were overcome by good teamwork

The revolve was used for the Carousel

The Gipsy Princess

1965

Night In Venice

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

This was the company’s second production of the show. The editing and streamlining had now been done.

The show was set in modern dress rather than period costume

Night In Venice

1964

Naughty Marietta

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

First stage version of the show to be performed in the South of England.

Ticket prices were: Stalls 9/6, 7/6, 5/- Circle 9/6, 7/6, 6/-

Naughty Marietta

1963

Pink Champagne

Director: John Crane
Musical Director: Bryon Brooke

Pink Champagne

1962

The New Moon

Producer: John Crane
Musical Director: Brian Wiltshire

The New Moon

1961

Gipsy Baron

Producer: John Crane
Musical Director: Brian Wiltshire

Gipsy Baron

1960

King's Rhapsody

Producer: John Crane
Musical Director: Brian Wiltshire

King's Rhapsody

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