Poster SUMMER SONG - May 1976
After a tour conducting in America's concert halls Anton Dvorák is tired and drained of inspiration. Summer 1893 finds him in a remote Illinois lumber town populated largely by Bohemian immigrants - his native people - under the dominance of a hard-headed Irish woman known as Ma Flannagan.

Unrecognized, he takes a brief sabbatical, playing the piano in Flannagan's saloon. The township soon feels the benevolence of his kindly wisdom as he offers advice on the romances and problems of the townsfolk. Refreshed, his inspiration returns, and with it his most popular creation, the New World Symphony.

Book by Eric Maschwitz and Hy Kraft. Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz Music by Bernard Grun, from themes of Anton Dvorák

Abe Jim Dyer
Milli Myra Jones
Blodek Christopher Grist
Karolka Eileen Walker
Uncle Marek Bill Coulstock
Ma Flannagan Josie Beckwith
Mr Gilmore Bob Cartwright
Shaun Flannagan Brian Zobel
Tomas Tomashek Len Packer
Anton Dvorak Geoff Gingell
Feeney Tony Willcocks
Joe Gianello David Salt
Jake John Freeth
Barstow Frank Jennings
Ladies of the Chorus Muriel Alford, Christine Dubber, June Evans, Marion Ellerton, Pam Elton, Wendy Freeth, Rosemary Forteath, Caren Hodges, Pam Hodson, Shirley Holland, June Jones, Myra Jones, Valerie Lindridge, Beth Moores, Jean Norris, Ann Peyton-Bruhl, Eve Redman, Barbara Smith, Betty Smith, Valerie Smith, Linda Spencer, Sandra Tucker, Barbara Thwaites, Joyce Upton, Midge Wallace, Queenie Walker, Dot Waters, Marie Willcocks
Dancers Sonia Atkinson, Jean Brown, Daphne Barnes, Brenda Crowder, Carole Gennings, Gillian Gingell, Julie Holland, Christine Jones, Ann McCarter, Karen Pratt, Linda Smither
Gentlemen of the Chorus Graham Bryant,Peter Blow, Bob Cartwright, John Dyde, Ron Dowling, John Freeth, John Goldring, Christopher Grist, Roy Holland, Dave Hanks, Cliff Jones, Frank Jennings, Frank March, Ed O'Keefe, Tony Peyton-Bruhl, Jerry Parkes, Len Packer, Norman Pincott, Guy Smithers, Tony Willcocks
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Brian Eastop
Official Accompanist Des Stone
Stage Manager Bob Helliar
Assistant Stage Manager Alan Prosser
Lighting Michael Page, Bill Goodchild
Stage Crew Bob Gutherson, Peter Efemey, Duncan McClellan, Mark Pole, Barry Kadleck
Wardrobe Mistress Joyce Slaughter
Wardrobe Assistants Betty Hogg, Joan Joiner, Pauline Joiner, Betty Richards, May Smith
Properties Audrey Blow, Janet Ross, Jill Walton, Pat Wallace, Jill Walton, Edna McRae
Publicity Christopher Grist
Ticket Control Eric Tompkinson, June Evans
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