Poster KISMET - 1983

A musical tale of grandeur, Kismet is an extravaganza, a musical pageant conjuring up all of the delights of the Arabian Nights, from the brilliant Bazaar of the Caravans to the moonlit gardens of Baghdad. It's a romantic story of a poet who becomes an emir in a single miraculous day.

With Music From Alexander Borodin
Musical adaptation and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
Book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis.
From the play by Edward Knoblock.

KISMET opened on Broadway on Dec 3 1953 and ran for 583 performances.

Imam of the Mosque Will Hemsley
Beggars Dave Durant, Mike Naylor, Brian Bayford
Omar Geoff Gingell
Public Poet, Hajj Brydon Baker
Marsinah Patricia Parsons
Hassan Ben John Goldring
Jawan John Rule
Akbar Anthony Insull
Bangle Man Guy Smither
Wazir of the Police William Dawson
Wazir's Guards Mike Naylor, Dave Durant
Lalume Anne Allen
Princesses of Ababu Mandy Thwaites, Jane Ostermeyer, Sara Ostermeyer
Caliph Gill Oliver
Slave Girls Pat Pring, Carole Gennings, Amanda Simpson, Valerie Simpson
Servant Paul Hodge
Princess Zubbediya Linda Smither
Ayah to Zubbediya Myra Jones
Princess Samaris Sue Lancaster
Widow Yussef Ann Peyton-Bruhl
Ladies Chorus Sonia Atkinson, Beryl Baird, Josie Beckwith, Joan Budd, Sue Goldsmith, Carole Gennings, Angela Holmes, Elizabeth Hutchings, Georgie Insull, Myra Jones, Pam Kennell, Sue Lancaster, Julie Mitchell, Ann Peyton-Bruhl, Pat Pring, Susan Quinn, Valerie Simpson, Amanda Simpson, Betty Smith, Linda Smither, Barbara Thwaites, Sandra Tucker, Midge Wallace, Eileen Walker, Sue Wright, Marie Willcocks, Mary Wines
Gentlemen's Chorus Brian Bayford, Barry Cooper, George Franklin, Dave Durant, Michael Dore, Mike Gennings, Don Gordon, John Goldring, Paul Hodge, Will Hemsley, Anthony Insull, Mike Naylor, Roger Parham, Guy Smither, Brian Sweatman
Producer & Choreographer Audrey Pring
Musical Director Alan Pring
Official Accompanist Jean Porter
Stage Manager Ron Newton
Stage Crew Bill Legg, David Heath, Dave Evans, Colin Millwater, Mike Wines, Andy Stevens, Richard Newton, Dave Hawkins, Brian Dore, Ian Insull
Sound Peter Mitchell
Lighting Design Nick Wilde
Property Cliff Jones, Dave Salt, Joan Cartwright, Hilary Palmer, Pam Nye
Wardrobe Brenda Naylor
Publicity Charles Gennings
Front of House Photographs Ivan Saunders
Ticket Controllers Eric Tompkinson, Pat Wallace
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