Poster KING'S RHAPSODY - June 1964

A prince falls in love with a commoner and decides to go into exile to be with his love. But when his father, the King, dies, he returns to take the throne and the obligatory bride. When he is finally free his true love rejects him, knowing his people need him more.

Devised, written and composed by Ivor Novello. Lyrics by Christopher Hassall

King's Rhapsody opened in 1949 and ran for 839 performances at London's Palace Theatre.

The 1955 film starred Anna Neagle and Errol Flynn.

Princess Kirsten Daphne Davis
Princess Hulda Ann West
Mr Trontzen Edward Nadal
Countess Vera Barbara Thwaites
Princess Cristiane Eileen Walker
King Peter Jerry Parkes
Queen Elena Muriel Alford
Vanescu Trevor Chapman
Nikki Keith Eldred
Count Egon Stanieff Eddie Flitter
Boy King David Rickard
Dancers Diane Breeze, Linda Cole, Joan Collins, Daphne Davis, Janet Davis, Susan Earrey, Ann West
Gentlemen's Chorus Peter Blow, Trevor Chapman, Eddie Flitter, Alec Gallop, James Irving, Kenneth Kimber, Harry Mitchell, Edward Nadal, Jerry Parkes, David Rickard, Charles Richards, Albert Rogers, Ted Sansom
Ladies Chorus Yvonne Beaton, Joyce Boyd, Joyce Game, Brenda Hindle, June Hutchings, Ann Laecy, Rosemary Press, Marilyn Proctor, Betty Richards, Doris Riches, Pamela Rickard, Dorothy Robertson, Betty Smith, Reene Walker, Marjorie Wallace, Hillary Walsh
Producers Alan Ford and Fred Hennen
Musical Director Ben Breeze
Choreographer Irene White
Wardrobe Jillian Parkes, Louise Nadal
Stage Manager & Lighting Don Metcalf
Sound A.C. Estlick
Scenic Artists Fred Hennen, Edward Nadal
Stage Crew Don Gautrey, A. K. Ford, Jim Walduck
Properties Molly Hennen, Gladys Ford
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